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Top 35 Medical School Interview Questions

Question 1 of 37
If you could meet anyone in the history of medicine, who would you choose and why?
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Question 2 of 37
What is your plan if you are not accepted into medical school this year?
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"Should I not be accepted into medical school the first time, I plan to reapply the following year. I would take that year to upgrade any required courses and prepare an even stronger application. My life's goal is to become a physician and I certainly won't take one rejection as a final answer."
The interviewers want to know that you have thought out all options, and scenarios, in the event that you are not accepted into medical school. The way that you answer this question will also show the interviewers that you have an interest in the medical field that goes deeper than your acceptance into medical school. If you are not accepted, show that you will then take a different path into Nursing or Medical Science, for instance. Or, you can let the interviewers know that one rejection won't stop you at all! Talk about your plan to reapply, if rejected. Whatever the path you would choose, it's important you show the interviewers that you have confidence, and drive. It'll take more than one rejection to keep you down!
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Question 3 of 37
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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"Experiencing a setback is always disappointing, and can be very disheartening, especially when involving a project that I have put a lot of time and effort into. I understand that setbacks happen often, and to everyone - despite their level of expertise or years of experience. If I experience a major setback I will take a few moments to internally debrief, get some fresh air if possible, or discuss what I could have done differently with a mentor. Then, I move on. Rather than dwell on my mistakes, I choose to learn from them."
Everyone handles the stress and disappointment of setbacks differently. When you work in the medical field, those setbacks can be amplified. While attending university, even more so because your grades can greatly determine the success of your future career. Discuss with the interviewers how you typically cope with setbacks.
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Question 4 of 37
We believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?
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"I agree that self-development is crucial for continual growth and achievement. I am committed to investing in myself and some of the ways I do this is by attending personal development workshops, and meeting with my mentor once per month."
Having a self-development plan is incredibly important for anyone. The interviewers want to know what your plan is, and how attending their university will be beneficial to that plan. If they are going to invest in you, they need to know that you have a plan in place for investing in yourself also. Some ideas for self-development: - Listening to an inspiring podcaster - Attending personal development workshops - Spending time volunteering in a capacity related to your career goals - Utilizing a mentor - Hiring a tutor - Learning another language - Reading books associated with success
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Question 5 of 37
What are your thoughts on animal research and animal testing in the medical field?
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Question 6 of 37
What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to medical school?
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Question 7 of 37
What questions do you have for us about our university?
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Question 8 of 37
Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?
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Question 9 of 37
What other medical schools have you applied to and where does our university rank?
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Question 10 of 37
How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?
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Question 11 of 37
Why should we accept you over another medical student with the same qualifications?
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Question 12 of 37
How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?
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Question 13 of 37
Medical school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs, and beyond?
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Question 14 of 37
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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Question 15 of 37
How does your family feel about you attending medical school? Do you have a great deal of support?
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Question 16 of 37
What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?
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Question 17 of 37
Why do you want to be a physician? What appeals to you about working in the medical field?
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Question 18 of 37
Are there any situations when a physician is justified in lying to a patient?
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Question 19 of 37
In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing the medical industry today?
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Question 20 of 37
How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, and cloning?
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Question 21 of 37
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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Question 22 of 37
How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?
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Question 23 of 37
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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Question 24 of 37
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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Question 25 of 37
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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Question 26 of 37
Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?
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Question 27 of 37
What do you feel is the single most important quality a physician should possess?
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Question 28 of 37
Talk to us about your current GPA.
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Question 29 of 37
What is your favorite area of medicine so far? Which is your least favorite? Why?
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Question 30 of 37
What do you know about our university?
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Question 31 of 37
Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on.
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Question 32 of 37
What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our university?
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Question 33 of 37
Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.
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Question 34 of 37
What are you reading right now?
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Question 35 of 37
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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Question 36 of 37
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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Question 37 of 37
What are your thoughts on alternative medicine? Which aspects do you agree and disagree with?
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User-Submitted Interview Answers

Question 1 of 37
If you could meet anyone in the history of medicine, who would you choose and why?
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1.
Me mimse. She's pretty good at games.
2.
My dad influence me the most and its not just because he is my dad but its because of his struggle the way he overcame it. He is a son of a farmer and with help of scholarships and merit he managed till his engineering and then during his masters he became a teacher to graduate students and continued his education in indias most prestigious university then (iit Kharagpur) and he stood as a pillar for the family during struggling days. He started his journey as a store manager in the same company for which he is the ceo now.
3.
My mum, because she's always pushed me never to give up, like she says often 'there's always light at the end of a tunnel'
4.
What do you like most /leat about medicine.
Question 2 of 37
What is your plan if you are not accepted into medical school this year?
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1.
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.
2.
I will review my application to see where I can improve and talk with medical schools admissions so that I may be a stronger applicant for the next cycle. After I graduate with my masters in medical sciences, I will find a job where I will be able to apply my medical knowledge.
Question 3 of 37
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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1.
Value based care, more effiecnt models of care,
Question 4 of 37
We believe in the continual development of our students, both professionally and personally. What is your self-development plan?
Question 5 of 37
What are your thoughts on animal research and animal testing in the medical field?
Question 6 of 37
What achievement are you most proud of, so far, on your path to medical school?
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1.
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.
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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.
3.
Does reading on your spare time help you in school?
4.
I like to stay active. I swim, run, lift weights. I also play intramural sports.
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I try to find ways to relax effectively. I exercise and spend time with my girlfriend. I try to make sure that I have the outlets I need to be able to handle the stress of school properly. I have to have a good support network around me.
Question 7 of 37
What questions do you have for us about our university?
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To gain the knowledge and skills required to be a great doctor.
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I hope to gain the knowledge and skills required to be a great doctor.
3.
How would you describe the relationships between science and medicine.
Question 8 of 37
Who in your life mentors, or inspires you?
Question 9 of 37
What other medical schools have you applied to and where does our university rank?
Question 10 of 37
How well do you think you have performed in this interview today?
Question 11 of 37
Why should we accept you over another medical student with the same qualifications?
Question 12 of 37
How would you like to see the delivery of healthcare evolve?
Question 13 of 37
Medical school is expensive. Have you made a solid financial plan for tuition costs, and beyond?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I will take out a loan and then pay it back once I have a secure, steady income.
Question 14 of 37
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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I am honestly not phased by blood in any way. My main concern is the victim and helping them. If that means dealing with blood and gore, then I will without any hesitation.
Question 15 of 37
How does your family feel about you attending medical school? Do you have a great deal of support?
Question 16 of 37
What is your opinion on socialized health care versus privatized health care?
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I want to be the type of physician who is apart of the sioceconomically culture of the community. I want to live in or close by to the population I serve; I want to bring a way of thinking that is teachable and translate so the cycle of miseducation will halt.
Question 17 of 37
Why do you want to be a physician? What appeals to you about working in the medical field?
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Being doctor is the only thing i've ever dreamt of. Theres's nothing else that fascinates me more than the mechanisms and complicity of a human body. I want to able to understand the pain of a person and give him a solution for his pain.
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I want to become a doctor because I have a very deep need to help others. I believe that I can make a difference in the medical field and provide patients with both quality medical care and a personal connection with staff.
Question 18 of 37
Are there any situations when a physician is justified in lying to a patient?
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1.
I love animals, and am actually very much against the mistreatement of them. However, in medical research, animals are often used to test drugs and their effects on mammals. These tests have led to incredibly breakthroughs and discoveries in the past, so I cannot make a judgement on it.
Question 19 of 37
In your opinion, what is the most concerning issue facing the medical industry today?
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1. The poor, as in any other country too, never get adequate care due to lack of ability to afford life saving procedures and other such things.
2.
When dead is actually dead or, people sueing doctors.
Question 20 of 37
How do you express your opinions on controversial topics such as abortion, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, and cloning?
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I would heed the patient's wishes because it is the patient choice.
Question 21 of 37
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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If I saw someone cheating I would definitely report them to my professor/teacher/supervisor. Under no conditions is cheating correct and is giving the person an edge over others. No reason justifies one to cheat. I would definitely let the supervisor know as cheating is morally wrong and I cannot ever compromise with my morals.
Question 22 of 37
How would you react if you discovered a classmate cheating?
Question 23 of 37
Should medical students who receive federal funds spend time practicing medicine in a less desired area, to give something in return?
Question 24 of 37
As a future physician, how do you plan to use your role to benefit members of your community? Do you think volunteering is important?
Question 25 of 37
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?
Question 26 of 37
Tell us about your overall academic performance, so far. Where have you excelled, and where could you improve?
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I think the greatest challenge in completing medical school is dedicating yourself to a 7 to 10 year commitment in becoming a doctor. Also, balancing your time between your studies and time for yourself, family and friends.
Question 27 of 37
What do you feel is the single most important quality a physician should possess?
Question 28 of 37
Talk to us about your current GPA.
Question 29 of 37
What is your favorite area of medicine so far? Which is your least favorite? Why?
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1.
Patient interaction problem solving.
Question 30 of 37
What do you know about our university?
Question 31 of 37
Tell us about an area of weakness that you would like to improve on.
Question 32 of 37
What research did you conduct before choosing to apply to our university?
Question 33 of 37
Tell us something that we would not know about you from reading your CV.
Question 34 of 37
What are you reading right now?
Question 35 of 37
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?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Read Harold Shipman's autobiography.
Question 36 of 37
Which medical related newspapers, journals or publications do you read to stay in touch with new medical discoveries, and current events?
Question 37 of 37
What are your thoughts on alternative medicine? Which aspects do you agree and disagree with?

About Medical School

August 18th, 2017

A medical school (often spoken as med school) is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. In addition to a medical degree program, some medical schools offer programs leading to a Master's Degree, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine (MBBS, BMed, MDCM, MD, MBChB, etc.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO-USA), or other post-secondary education. Medical schools can also employ medical researchers and operate hospitals. Medical schools teach subjects such as human anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, psychiatry, genetics, and pathology.

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