Sample Medical School Interview Questions

Questions Often Asked During a Medical School Interview

  1. Why do you want to pursue this career?
  2. How would a friend describe you?
  3. What kind of related experiences have you had?
  4. What are your opinions about the current debate on health care costs and containment?
  5. What are your strengths as related to your career?
  6. What is your greatest fault?
  7. Why did you major in _____ at NWU?
  8. What will you do if you are rejected from medical school?
  9. Tell me about your family.
  10. How would you feel about practicing in a rural setting?
  11. In 10 years, where do you plan to be?
  12. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? How would you do it?
  13. What are your hobbies?
  14. What is your greatest personal asset?
  15. How do you handle very stressful situations?
  16. How effective to you feel you are in dealing with people other than your peers?
  17. What recent books have you read?
  18. What types of activities were you involved in at NWU that you feel have prepared your for your career?
  19. Why do you feel you should be accepted at our school over another candidate?
  20. What do you think would be the hardest part of this profession?
  21. Why are you applying to this particular school?
  22. What is a normal day in your life like?
  23. What reservations do you have in your decision to join this profession, if any?
  24. How would you feel about drawing blood? Caring for emergencies?
  25. Do you have any regrets about your college career?
  26. What are you passionate about?
  27. What would you do if one of your patients told you that they would prefer a nontraditional, homeopathic remedy for their disease?
  28. Tell me about you.
  29. How have you improved since your last application?
  30. What are three low points in your life and why?
  31. How would you treat cancer with gene therapy?
  32. How did you end up at NWU?
  33. What area of medicine are you interested in?
  34. Why should we accept you and not others?
  35. What would you do if you won a million dollars?
  36. If you are the boss of a company and one of you employees is not producing well, how would you confront them?
  37. What was your most interesting patient in the burn unit, etc?
  38. Why are you here?
  39. In what ways do you feel NWU prepared you for medical school?
  40. How do you feel you’ll benefit from your research experience?
  41. Tell about a time when people’s actions depended on a decision that you made.
  42. What was your most difficult class?
  43. Which class was most enjoyable?
  44. How do you know med school is right for you?
  45. What would you do if med school was no longer an option?
  46. Have you looked into careers in areas such as allied health?
  47. How do you get along with your roommates?
  48. How often do you go home?
  49. Tell me about a recent accomplishment in medicine.
  50. Is there anything else you would like the admissions committee to know about you?