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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?

2 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Individual interview: Why medicine? Why Northwestern? Any updates to your file? What single trait do you think will make you a good physician? Have you tried Chicago's deep dish pizza yet?" Report Response

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

"Panel interview: Tell me about (some experience I mentioned earlier). Why do you like research? What would you do in your free time at NU? What single experience has prepared you most for being a physician?" Report Response

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

"Group question: Pretend that you and your fellow applicants (3 of us) are living in a one bedroom apartment in Chicago. What problems do you think you'll face and how would you resolve them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The group question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was lucky in that no question was really difficult or unexpected. I wouldn't say this was true for fellow interviewers though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school extensively, interview feedback, general heathcare/bioethics stuff" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. The location, the friendliness of the students, the immaculate facilities (the hospital especially), the research opportunities, my individual interviewer (so friendly and kind), my student host." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students had a test coming up, so they were kind of stressed out and maybe not as happy as usual." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." 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?

4-6 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?

O'Hare

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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?

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

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