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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?

7 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?

1 individual +3 for the group

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Group Interview: Mostly conversational: What's the last musical you went to see? (I'm interested in musical theater) How would your friends describe you/why do your friends like you? What's a question you really want me to ask you - say it, then answer it. How do you gain trust in the 8th graders that you work with?" Report Response

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

"Individual: If you didn't get into med school what would you do? Think about the people you don't like, what don't you like about them? Think about the people who don't like you, what don't they like about you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Think about the people you don't like, what don't you like about them?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Think about people who don't like you, what would they say about you? (that was awkward and tricky!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read app," Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything. students were really really nice and friendly. hospitals looked like hotels! MA in medical humanities and bioethics and MPH looked awesome (you can get them done in the 4 years of med school) Admissions staff was really friendly. the administration seems to really take the students' views into consideration. students seemed really happy. interviews were low pressure. group interview is not as scary as it may seem - it's just a conversation" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Student body isn't particularly very diverse - but they are really interested in recruiting and maintaining more diversity. financial aid seemed slim, but more telling the students didn't seem to think this was a problem - i.e. i guess they were rich enough not to have to worry about it =( though the hospitals are beautiful, the student facilities aren't as impressive, but they're fine. (i've just been to two schools already that have brand new student facilities with a gym and stuff, so my perspective has been skewed). and although the group interview wasn't at all scary - I'm not sure it was super useful in the admissions process - it was a little long to just sit around and talk about our likes and dislikes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how awesome northwestern was. also, you have interviews before the tours and before most of the informational sessions, so i just felt I would've been more prepared/excited for my interview had I already been acclimated to how awesome NW is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school - I really hope I get in there!" 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

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

No Response

What airport did you use?

Midway

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?

9/27/10

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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

No Response

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