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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?

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)?

"Where do you see yourself in ten years (phrased more creatively)" Report Response

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

"What is your greatest accomplishment to date?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you walked into a room with a block of stone and a chisel and were asked to carve an idea or concept, what would you carve and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you walked into a room with a block of stone and a chisel and were asked to carve an idea or concept, what would you carve and why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on NW a bit and chilled. I had done a long round of interviews by that point and didn't feel the need to prepare more than by getting a good night's sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, people (students and faculty), location. The educational and research opportunities seem great here. I'm confident that I could get a very strong education at Northwestern. I was also very intrigued by the medical humanities options, although i don't know if it's worth the extra tuition to get the MA. Also, my fellow interviewees were awesome - by far some of the nicest, most outgoing, most well-rounded people I've met on the interview trail." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It's expensive (although the tuition is comparable to or LOWER than most private schools I'm looking at), and the prime location = high rent if you choose to live near campus (which many students do)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The panel interview was brutal. If I'd known we'd be grilled with random questions for an hour, I'd have drunk more coffee." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My one-on-one faculty interviewer was sooo nice and impressed me a lot about Northwestern. I also really liked Dean Wallace and met some very interesting non-trad current Feinberg students. All in all, I got a great impression of the faculty and student body. That being said, it was one of the most physically uncomfortable interview days I've ever had, since it started at 7:30 AM and the admissions office was SCORCHING. Transitioning from -4 F weather outside to 80-90 F weather indoors is just brutal. And the day is wicked long - I was really drained by the time 3 rolled around. I think my ability to really enjoy the day was weakened by these factors, but I still walked away feeling like NW is a great school that could offer me a fantastic education." 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?

2-3 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?

Midwest

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2010

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?

9 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The start time is too early! 7:30 AM is seriously brutal." Report Response

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