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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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 do you do in your current job?" Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"1. (Group Question) Work with your team to design a reality TV show about medical school. 2. (Group Interview) If there is one question that you want us to ask, what is the question and what is the answer? 3. What makes you sad?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See ''most interesting.''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read through last season's posts on SDN, read my secondary interviews, and brushed up on the curriculum and bioethics. Based on my experience, the posts on last season's SDN feedback were very similar to the questions that were asked of me (many of the were questions identical)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The general happiness of the students and the friendliness of the admissions staff impressed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The anatomy lab was more morbid than I expected:) (lots of cadavers, none covered), but the facilities were generally exceptional." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The focus of the group interview to allow them to gauge your personality and not necessarily to reiterate the strength of your application. Some other tidbits: they expect to have ~8000 applicants this year, interview 8% of that (~700), and accept 40% of those interviewed. They really stressed the importance of being an active learner for their PBL/collaborative-style curriculum. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

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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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/02/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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