Medical School Mock Interview

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What questions do you have for us about our university?

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List of 37 Medical School Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What questions do you have for us about our university?

  2. 2.

    Talk to us about your current GPA.

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

    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?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    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?

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    What do you know about our university?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    What are you reading right now?

  25. 25.

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

  26. 26.

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

  27. 27.

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

  28. 28.

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

  29. 29.

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

  30. 30.

    How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?

  31. 31.

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

  32. 32.

    Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?

  33. 33.

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

  34. 34.

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

  35. 35.

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

  36. 36.

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

  37. 37.

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