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Medical School Interview Questions

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

Medical School Interview Questions

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

  2. 2.

    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

    What are you reading right now?

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

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    How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?

  10. 10.

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

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    Why do you want to be a physician? What appeals to you about working in the medical field?

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

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

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

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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 is your plan if you are not accepted into medical school this year?

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    We believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?

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

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    What other medical schools have you applied to and where does our university rank?

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    What questions do you have for us about our university?

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

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    Medical school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs, and beyond?

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

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

  25. 25.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our university?

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    Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on.

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    What do you know about our university?

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

  35. 35.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

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

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