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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Who has inspired you most? If you were to write a newspaper article, what would it be about? What would you do with a free day?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What would your obituary say? What would you do if a doctor showed up to work w/alcohol on their breath? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you stepped into a time machine and were sent to the year 2085 and picked up a newspaper, what would your obituary say?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were a 4th year student and you were assisting in a C-section, and the anesthesiologist came in with alcohol on her breath, what would you do? Naturally, I said not let her work- but then he pressed it further, saying what if there was no other anesthesiologist there, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Feedback, Amcas, CNN.com, Northwestern website, information from my Premed Office" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are VERY active at NU in extra-curricular activities and other things! Probably b/c they don't spend so much time in class, which was another pleasant surprise." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tution-which they try not to talk about. And how long the day was! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It is an incredibly LONG day, have plenty of questions to ask because they love answering them!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was by far the longest interview day: be prepared! When you arrive they sit you in the admissions office and serve you breakfeast while everyone casually chats. Then you go to a room where they welcome you, everyone introduces themselves, and asks questions. They hand out folders w/your interviewers name & applicants you will be interviewing with. You then go back to the admissions office to wait for your interview where you sit and talk amongst your group. When you get called back for your panel interview, you're there for about 45-1hr. You don't get that many questions in a panel interview as I thought you would. None of my questions asked why I wanted to be a doctor/why NW/why Chicago? Then at the end they give you a group problem to solve- and they watch you solve it. Then you go back to admin office where you go for a one-on-one interview w/someone: it's mainly to update your file & answer any questions the admin committee may have had about it. It was very relaxed and comfortable. Then you wait for other groups to finish their interview and in the meantime med students come in and answer any questions you may have. At 12 some med students take you to lunch at the hospital and then you go on a tour of the facilities, while asking the med students any questions you might still have. After the tour, you discuss the curriculum and do a sample PBL session. After that there is a reception... which is at like 3:00. so again, it is a long day- try to be well rested." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

MDY

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/03/2006

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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