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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?

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)?

"Tell me about your research?" Report Response

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

"If I spent a day with you in New Haven (I lived there for 4 years), where would you take me/what would we do?" Report Response

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

"Tell me one thing about yourself that you consider unique and that we may not know" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Probably the group prolem solving one about the ethical issues of disclosing medical records to a patient's employer when they have some questionable lab results that could indicate aggressive and reckless behavior" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could go back to any era in the past, where would you go, who would you meet, and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN (really helps--a lot of he questions are repeated from year to year it seems), school website, reviewed secondary/AMCAS, looked at presidental candidates stand on health care reform" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything! This school is absolutely amazing. The facilities are beautiful and extremely functional, admissions staff is welcoming, students are so nice and encouraging, curriculum is cool (I didn't think I'd like PBL as much as I did), Chicago is awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The panel interview is really not that bad--I was a little flustered in my delivery (not in content though I don't think) of answers at first for no reason. It got better and you get a chance to interact with other applicants in your panel beforehand and strike up a rapport before going in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"AMAZING! Northwestern is a great school. I think I could have had better delivery with 1 or 2 panel questions (I was just flustered, I think what I said was ok but I didn't feel as confident as I usually do, sucks). Anyway, the day starts at 7:30AM. You do an hour introduction/orientation to the school ad the day with the dean of admissions and then break off. Half the group does their hour and 15 minute panel interviews first, the other half starts with their individual 30 minute interviews, then you switch. Afterwards, 1/2 hour lunch with M1s and M2s, followed by an hour or so tour. We saw clinical skills center, hospital (the most amazing hospital ever), anatomy lab, classrooms, etc. Then there is about an hour of presentations for dual degree programs and PBL curriculum simulation. Then end-of-day wrap up to talk with more students. A long day but a great one" 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?

ORD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Inn of Chicago (3 blocks from the school)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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