University of Minnesota Medical School Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Medical School interview at the University of Minnesota, here are 45 interview questions and answer examples.

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Who in your life mentors or inspires you?

Your life's inspiration can come from a book, a mentor, your family, a celebrity, an author - literally anyone! Talk to the UMMS admissions interviewer about who has inspired your life and why.

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University of Minnesota Medical School Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Who in your life mentors or inspires you?

  • 2. As a medical professional, you will regularly face illness and death. How will you professionally cope with this reality?

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

  • 4. 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?

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

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

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

  • 8. What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?

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

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

  • 11. It is important that UMMS exercises great discernment when choosing applicants. What is your plan if you are not accepted into the University of Minnesota Medical School this cycle?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 18. When you encounter academic difficulty, how do you react?

  • 19. Walk us through your approach to studying for exams.

  • 20. Talk to us about your 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?

  • 21. The University of Minnesota Medical School seeks students with a true passion for medicine. What appeals to you most about a profession in the medical field?

  • 22. What do you believe is the most concerning issue the medical field is facing today?

  • 23. Have you made a solid financial plan to cover UMMS tuition costs?

  • 24. Talk about your overall academic performance. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?

  • 25. Why should the University of Minnesota Medical School accept you over another student with comparable qualifications?

  • 26. What do you feel is the most important quality for a medical professional to possess?

  • 27. At the University of Minnesota we believe in the continual professional and personal development of our students. Do you have a self-development plan?

  • 28. Talk to the UMMS Admissions Committee about your GPA.

  • 29. What is your favorite and least favourite area of medicine so far, and why?

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

  • 31. What questions do you have for us about the University of Minnesota Medical School?

  • 32. What do you know about the University of Minnesota Medical School?

  • 33. Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve while attending UMMS.

  • 34. What research did you conduct on our school before choosing to apply to the University of Minnesota Medical School?

  • 35. Tell us something that the Admissions Committee would not know about you from reading your CV.

  • 36. What are you reading right now, and what have you learned?

  • 37. What other medical schools have you applied to and where does University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS) rank?

  • 38. What achievement makes you feel proudest on your path to medical school?

  • 39. Which would you choose: To travel 1,000 years into the past or 1,000 years into the future? Choose your preference and discuss.

  • 40. Pharmaceutical companies largely influence the medical profession through lobbying. What do you believe is the impact?

  • 41. 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.' As an aspiring medical professional, what does this Hippocrates quote mean to you?

  • 42. Our most successful medical students have a great deal of support. Talk about your personal support system.

  • 43. Let's say you could have any superpower. What would it be, and what is the first thing you would do with the superpower?

  • 44. You have an underage patient that asks you for a birth control prescription. She also requests that you not tell her parents. What do you do?

  • 45. You discover that a fellow medical student is cheating. What would you do?