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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about a time you had to multitask." Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you? What about people who don't like you so much?" Report Response

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

"Group question: Bill Gates gives Feinberg an unlimited amount of money to start a program promoting the Renaissance ideal. You are part of the development committee. Discuss for 15 minutes and then make a formal presentation to the panel." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do I want people to remember me for and what do I want people to forget?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN questions, talking to current students, reviewing application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The area, the students seemed really well-rounded, a hybrid curriculum (about 50-50 PBL and lecture)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Weather! Chicago was colder than I thought it would be for September. Girls, wear pants." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When they say check in at 7:30, they mean exactly 7:30. I walked in the door at 7:32 by their clock and just barely managed to check in before they took us all to another building for a speech by the dean (and then brought us back to the original room to wait for our interviews; it was kind of silly)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A long day, but very informative and fun. The panel interview was kind of weird; it felt like there were 3 separate, simultaneous interviews. But the group discussion (see below) was really great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

MDW

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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