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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?

9 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?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"Many people in your family are doctors, how did you come to the conclusions that this was right for you on your own terms?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"At the end of every group interview they ask you to answer a question as a goup, ours was: you three are creating a new reality show where the winner gets all expenses paid to medical school. Design your show and present it to us, the NBC panel." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS and secondary, prepared a quick verbal update on my app and what sets northwestern apart in my mind as the school I want to be at, and reviewed previous panel questions through SDN --> VERY HELPFUL! I heard many of the questions I saw on here. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, location, enthusiasm of the students we met. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"A couple of the other people being interviewed (though I am sure this happens everywhere...)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't stress so much over the group interview! Actually, you should focus more on the one-on-one interview as this is the one where they ask you specifically detailed hard questions about your application (strengths, weaknesses, etc). The group interview is closed-file, so make sure when they ask you to introduce yourself to throw in some interesting topics which you want to talk about later because this is all they have to go on... otherwise you will ened up with the questions that others on this website have said they thought were a waste of time --> ie ''what is on your IPod''. They won't ask you that unless they are fishing for answers and you didnt' give them an interesting topic to run with." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great time, and since the interview I have accepted my offered spot. " 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

CHI

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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?

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It was a little bit strange that on the door to the office they had posted the colleges which were r" Report Response

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