Medical School Interview Questions and Answers
1. What field of medicine interests you most?
I have a strong interest in surgery. I can see myself succeeding as a general surgeon. But I could also see myself in many other fields as well.
2. How could you affect the health care system?
I can contribute an excited and dedicated physician to the medical field. I believe that my genuine passion for medicine combined with my willingness to work hard will allow me to become an excellent physician not only in treating disease but building trusting relationships with my patients.
3. What do you do in your spare time?
in my spare time im usually read interesting books, play piano. Or sometimes im walking around the park just want relax. Do some Maths/ English exercise.
During my spare time in the weekend, I like to go to a badminton club and compete against my friends. This helps me keep fit and it helps me become a more confident person. I also enjoy reading at the library. I find it hard to read at home as I am surrounded by a noisy environment. Therefore, in order for me to concentrate while reading, I tend to go to the library and read peacefully
Does reading on your spare time help you in school?
4. How are you a match for our medical school?
I fullfill all the criterias needed by this college..Thats why I'm match for this medical school
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5. What do you think about American primary health care delivery (i.e., status quo, total private systems, national health insurance)?
6. What are your strengths?
7. What will you do if you aren't accepted to medical school?
If I am not accepted into medical school, I will further my education outside of school and re-apply the following semester. I do not give up on things that I truly want to do.
8. If you want to help people, why not social work?
Whilst social work is indeed a gratifying line of work I believe its more important for me to play to my strengths and pursue something that I think I would be better at. Medicine presents such an avenue as it allows me to combine my passion for helping people with my profound interest in science and anatomy.
Tell me about yourself.
Patient-doctor relationship is unique because doctor has full responsibility for patient's physical well-being. bond exists that is not possible in social work.
One of the reasons I am drawn to medicine is its intimate relation to science. Science is an area I am passionate about and will excel in, and I believe that it is through my knowledge of science and medicine that I will be able to help the most people in the best ways.
9. What impact do you want to have on the medical profession?
Best care provider for the uninsured.
10. What makes you special?
for me what makes me special is that i was born very independent not relying much to those people surrounding me and also i can make my own decision in life.
11. What are your hobbies?
12. What field of medicine interests you most?
13. How could you affect the health care system?
14. How do you view abortion?
I see it as a regretable but necessary medical practice. Often times the womas health could be at risk. Additionally, even if the woman is healthy, she may not be able to properly care for the child. I would go over the options with the patient, encourage against it, but in the end would perform it.
Life starts at conception. Therefore, any action taken against a human life, be it fetus, child or adult, is murder. I would advise my patient to think about it for a couple of weeks or a month. As physicians, we are consultants, we cannot decide for our patients. If after my advice and thinking about it, the patient still wants an abortion, I would refer her to another doctor who could better care for her needs.
16. How do you feel about euthanasia?
How would you handle a difficult customer?
I feel every living person on this planet should be given the explicit right to die,in order to relieve unneccessary pain and suffering.
17. Tell me about your family. How do they feel about your decision to attend medical school?
18. Why choose medicine over some other career in health?
19. What are the negative aspects of being a doctor?
20. If you have the choice of giving a transplant to a successful elderly member of the community or a 20-year old drug addict, how do you choose?
Based of the viability.
Who is in the more evolutionarily successful position.
I would choose the person with the longer life expectancy. The 20-year old drug addict but send them to a counseling center.
Person with the longer life expectancy depending on overall health of the patient.
21. What aspects of your life's experiences do you think make you a good candidate for medical school?
Service & Hard work
From my childhood i am inspired by mother teressah's life.She served many poor people in my country.By her inspiration,i decided to become a doctor and serve the people like her.
22. If you could invite four people to dinner, who would they be? Why?
23. Tell me about yourself.
24. Think back on your undergraduate experience at Cal; what would you change about it?
In hindsight I would have like to have got involved in more research, and maybe would have chosen a more research intensive university that linked directly with industry. Additionally I would have like to have picked up a foreign language as an additional selective to my course. It is definitely something that I would be interested in doing at SGU.
25. In your present living situation, how do you settle disputes with your roommates?
Firstly I like to make sure everyone is calm and collected with level heads before we try to open a difficult discussion. I like to give everyone floor time where everyone has an equal opportunity to voice their concerns and then once that's done find a compromise.