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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

Closed file

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

"What's on my iPod/TV/desk?" Report Response

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

"I get frustrated at myself when ______?" Report Response

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

"What's a unique skill that would benefit physicians today? (example given: clowning)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Group PBL: You have been given $10,000,000. What will you do with it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Me: You can ask any politician a single question or offer them a single piece of advice. What would you say? Peer: How have you grown culturally in the past four years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS and secondary, prepared a quick verbal update on my app, and reviewed previous panel questions through SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The general hospital feels like a five-star hotel. The location near Michigan Avenue is hard to top by any other medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The panel interview designed to ''get to know you as a person'' and ''simulate a PBL session'' was a ridiculous waste of my time and money. I didn't fly to Chicago to talk about what's on my iPod." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That ~25% of the class comes straight from NW undergrad. On the positive side though, that half of us interviewees will get an acceptance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be there at 7:30 sharp for continental breakfast. Brief orientation at Lurie Research building, 20 minute one-on-one open file interview to update your app, 1 hour long panel interview, lunch, tour, currciculum overview, MPH/MA optional degree speech, then reception by office of multi-cultural affairs." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

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?

MDW

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn ($99)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2006

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

6 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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