"If I could meet anyone in the history of medicine, I would go back to the very beginning and meet Hippocrates. I find it fascinating that he was the first person to ever believe that disease and death were not a result of the anger of gods. I would ask him what that first conversation sounded like...when he first said to others, that disease is not caused by superstitious belief. He would have had to have faced so many roadblocks, yet, he continued to believe in his work."
This is more of a personal interest question, and you really cannot give a wrong answer here. Think back to any of the' founding fathers' (and mothers!) of medicine. Who has a story that resonates with you the most? What did they overcome, and how can you relate? What did they discover / create / invent that you admire so much? It's also a great idea to think of the most burning question you would have for that individual. Be sure to add passion to your answer so that the interviewers can sense a true interest.
"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!