► What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
► Why did you choose your major? How has it prepared you for a career in medicine?
► What was your favorite class and why?
► Discuss a book that you've recently read for pleasure. Why did this book interest you?
► How do you spend your free time?
► What do you consider to be your strengths and your shortcomings?
► There are 1,000 applicants as qualified as you, why should we select you for our class?
► Do you have specific goals in medicine? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
► What will you do if you don't get into medical school?
► Do you have any questions for us?
► What do you do if you suspect a colleague (another doc) is abusing drugs?
► Rank intelligence, compassion, and integrity in the order of importance to you?
► Why a physician? Why not nursing?
► What part of your CV are you most proud of?
► What made you go into medicine?
► Tell me about yourself?
► Why did you volunteer where you did?
► Who are your heroes/role models and why?
► Why did you apply to this medical school?
► Why do you want to be a doctor?
► Should the federal government reinstate the death penalty? Explain.
► What do you expect to be doing 10 years from now?
► How would you attract physicians to rural areas?
► Why do you want to attend our medical school?
► What other medical schools have you applied to?
► Have you prepared for this interview?
► Have you been to other interviews?
► If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
► How would your friends describe you?
► What do you do with your spare time?
► What is the most important event that has occurred to you in the last five years?
► If you had three magical wishes, what would they be?
► What would you do on a perfect day?
► What are your best attributes?
► What is your greatest fault?
► How do you handle stress?
► What was the most stressful event in your life? How did you handle it?
► The night before your final exam, your father has a heart-attack and is admitted to a hospital, what do you do?
► What are the pros and cons to our health-care system?
► If you had the power, what changes would you make to our health-care system?
► What is your opinion of HMOs and PPOs?
► Do doctors make too much money?
► Is it ethical for doctors to strike?
► What is the Hippocratic Oath?
► What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
► Should fetal tissue be used to treat disease?
► If you were a doctor and an under age girl asked you for the Pill (or an abortion) and she did not want to tell her parents, what would you do?
► Should doctors be allowed to `pull the plug' on terminally ill patients?
► If a patient is dying from a bleed, would you transfuse blood if you knew they would not approve?
► Describe the most exciting (scary, unusual, etc.) event of your life?
► Is there something about you that would make it difficult to get along with you?
► What do you think will be the most difficult aspect of medical school?
► Why did you do so poorly in bio 191?
► Imagine that you find a lamp that gives you three wishes? What would they be?
► What qualities would you look for in a doctor?
► What qualities would you look for in your patients?
► Who do you admire the most in your life?
► Have you always put forth your best effort in every situation?
► Tell me about something that you know a lot about?
► What are your goals in medicine? Answer this one in a similar fashion to why you want to be a doctor?
► Where do you see yourself in 15 years? (what specialty will you be in/ where do you plan to practice) are all the same questions?
► Do you plan to continue your hobbies through medical school?
► If you had one day to do anything, what would you do?
► What was the last book you read? What did you think about it? Would you recommend that I read it? The last movie you saw? What did you think of it?
► What was the last medical book that you read/studied? If you have not studied one, don't lie. But usually, everyone has looked at medical books when someone in the family has been sick. One good book that I had used in undergrad was the Merck manual which discusses most common illnesses?
► Which classes did you enjoy most? Why? --talk with great enthusiasm when you are talking about things you like in general. Make sure that your enthusiasm is at its highest when you talk about medicine?
► How would your friends describe your personality? --AKA, what are your strengths?
► If you were stranded in an island, what three books would you want to have with you and why?
► What are your strengths and weaknesses? What would you change about yourself?
► Did anyone you know influence your choice of career?
► Do you have family members who are doctors?
► What do they think of the field?
► How has their lives changed over the past few years with the changes in medicine?
► Do you want to follow in their footsteps?
► Which field of medicine are you interested in? Again, keep in mind that many schools have been pressured into graduating more students interested in primary care specialties?
► What kind of experiences do you have in the medical field?
► Where do you plan to practice?
► What do you think about the health care system and which way should it go?
► What do you think is wrong with the current health care system in the US?
► Name a meaningful experience you've had and how it shaped you to pursue work as a physician?
► Is there a good deal of drug use at your school? Possible follow up: Have you taken drugs?
► Which languages do you speak? Why?
► Which of your college courses interested you the most?
► If you couldn't ever be trained to be a physician, what would you be?
► In your present living situation, how do you settle disputes with your roommates?
► Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
► What interests you outside of medicine and getting into medical school?