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A woman comes into the ER after a car accident. She needs a blood transfusion but she states that her religion is against blood transfusions. What decision do you make?

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    A woman comes into the ER after a car accident. She needs a blood transfusion but she states that her religion is against blood transfusions. What decision do you make?

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    What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?

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    How does your family feel about you attending medical school? Do you have a great deal of support?

  4. 4.

    What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to medical school?

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    Why should we accept you over another medical student with the same qualifications?

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    What questions do you have for us about Howard University College of Medicine?

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    As a physician, you will be faced with death on a daily basis. How will you professionally cope with this reality?

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    As a future physician, how do you plan to use your role to benefit members of your community? Do you think volunteering is important?

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    Are there any situations when a physician is justified in lying to a patient?

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    How do you respond to feedback and criticism? Describe a situation where your work was criticized. What was your immediate reaction to the situation?

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    What are your thoughts on animal research and animal testing in the medical field?

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    Should medical students who receive federal funds spend time practicing medicine in a less desired area, to give something in return?

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    Which medical related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new medical discoveries, and current events?

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    What other medical schools have you applied to and where does Howard University College of Medicine rank?

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    Talk to us about your experience and thoughts on handling blood and other bodily fluids. You will be subject to difficult scenarios in your role as a physician. How do you feel about this?

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    Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.

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    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on while attending Howard University College of Medicine.

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    What is your favorite area of medicine so far? Which is your least favorite? Why?

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    At Howard University College of Medicine we believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

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    In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing the medical industry today?

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    At Howard University College of Medicine we want students who have a true passion for medicine. What appeals to you most, about working in the medical field?

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    It is important that Howard University College of Medicine exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into medical school this year?

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    Medical school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs at Howard University College of Medicine, and beyond?

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    Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

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    What do you feel is the single most important quality a Physician should possess?

  26. 26.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

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    If you could meet anyone in the history of medicine, who would you choose and why?

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    What do you know about Howard University College of Medicine?

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    What research did you conduct on our school before choosing to apply to Howard University College of Medicine?

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    What are you reading right now?

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    How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, and cloning?

  32. 32.

    How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?

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    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

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    How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?

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    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

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    How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?

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    What are your thoughts on alternative medicine? Which aspects do you agree and disagree with?

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    When you become a physician, how will you improve the profession?

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    When you encounter academic difficulty, how do you react?

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    Walk us through your approach to studying for exams.