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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Panel question: Where would you take your fellow interviewee to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a night on the town?" Report Response

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

"Explain your senior thesis project. How did you choose your major and your research projects. How did you decide to become a doctor." Report Response

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

"One of my fellow applicants was asked: Now that you know a little bit about the other two applicants, what kind of poster would you give to each to hang up in their rooms?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Group project in the panel interview: Design a reality TV show for med school applicants. Consider selection of applicants, the show's title, advertisement of the show, the contests on the show, and the prize." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What achievement are you most proud of?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read previous year's feedback on SDN. Read up on some current events, such as problems in medicine (like health care). Tried to get as much information as I could about Northwestern's curriculum and the opportunities offered here." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour guides, all first year students, are very enthusiastic. Everyone seemed very happy here. Northwestern is all about making sure you are a good "fit" for the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One current student said it was possible to actually get too distracted by the amount of extracurricular activities available to students. It seems the students have a lot of free time, but it also seems it's possible to easily lose focus." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Prepare a lot of reasonable questions. Don't ask things that are available on the website, since that shows nothing. There are a million chances to ask questions, so ask them at the right time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are actually two interviews. I had my individual interview first, then the panel interview (2 faculty and a 4th year student) with two other applicants. Individual interview was open file. My interviewer really didn't ask questions about myself but wanted me to ask questions about Northwestern." 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?

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had individual interview followed by panel interview. Lots of information presented throughout day" Report Response

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