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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?

3 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)?

"Individual interview: we reveiewed my file, and I was asked to tell what I had been doing (and why) since I sent my application" Report Response

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

"Group: you are the staff members of the president. Come up with three health care tenets/principles for the nation." Report Response

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

"Individual questions during the panel interview: How would your friends describe you? What would you do if you didn't get into medical school or if medicine didn't work out? Where would you take me if I visited you in your city for a couple of days? Why do you want to be a doctor? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a blank check to travel anywhere you wanted, where would you go?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most unusual cross-cultural experience you have had?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, re-read application, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The day was well structured, people were friendly, they cared about you" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The place was very empty, it was weird (but it was because they were on winter break)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The panel interview is actually very laid-back and you shouldn't stress about it" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Showed up at 7:30 am for a continental breakfast, followed by an orientation, followed by the two interviews (in any order): a 20 min individual one with an admissions officer to update your profile and a 1 h 15 min group one (3-4 students, 2 faculty, 1 M4) were you wered asked some individual questions and one question during which you were asked to collaborate with your group to solve a problem. Then we had lunch, a tour of the school, a long meeting about their curriculum, and at 3 it was done and we went home." 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?

4-6 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?

OHA

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/18/2007

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

8 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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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