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  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chicago
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most difficult question?

"Random Personality questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed Feinberg website, perused SDN, went over my stuff, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice facilities and spectacular location in Chicago, nicest area on Lake Michigan. Admissions staff was very friendly and students as well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Interview day somewhat disorganized. You have a solo interview and a group, which sum to about 1.5 hrs. However there is about a 3 hr gap there, so you are essentially sitting in the waiting area for around 1.5 hrs. Which is fine because there are other interviewees you can chat with, but gets a little boring. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How many spots are already takeninthe incoming class due to the Bachelors/MD Northwestern program. Definitely has an effect on the class dynamic. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"BAsically, it was a pretty nice, relatively unstressful day. The weater was amazing, blue skies, the students seemed very friendly and seemed to enjoy their experience. After a continental bfast, you have a short meeting with the Dean, followed by your 20 min solo interview andyour panel interview or vice versa. The one on one interview is fine, so you have nothing to worry about. However, with the panel interview, I feel half of it may be up to who is in your panel (both interviewers and interviewees). Basically, you want a friendly panel, and you dont want any fellow interviewee on your panel to be super aggressive or annoying or amazing for that matter, as it could definitely detract from your performance. It is good to just go in and try to be relaxed as possible of course, pay attention to what everyone is saying, anddont worry if you have to take time to think about your answers. Then after the interviews, you have lunch and a nice tour by the students. On the whole, I liked Northwestern, and thought the panel interview went fine. It is nothing to worry about, however they will try to put you on the spot, so you absolutely have to remain composed. Even if your answer is not the best, the way you deliver it is half the battle." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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