Common Medical School Interview Questions

  1. Why do you want to become a doctor?
  2. What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school?
  3. What makes you special?
  4. What are your two best points?
  5. What are your two weakest points?
  6. In your view, what do you think is the most pressing problem facing medicine today?
  7. How will you pay for medical school?
  8. If you could do anything different in your education up until this point, what would it be?
  9. Why would you be a good doctor?
  10. Are you a leader or a follower?  Why?
  11. What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing medical school or learning how to be a doctor?
  12. What can you tell me about managed health care?
  13. How are you a match for our medical school?
  14. What do you think about socialized medicine?
  15. At this point in your studies, do you feel you are more interested in primary care medicine or a specialty area of medicine?  What makes you think so?
  16. Why should we choose you over other applicants?
  17. How much do you keep up with current events?  Tell me about something that is of current national or world concern.
  18. Do you think medical school will affect your relationships with family members and close friends?  If so, how will you handle this?
  19. How well do you cope with emergency situations?  Can you give us any examples?
  20. How do you think you will handle situations involving terminally ill patients?  Have you had any experiences with terminally ill people?
  21. What do you think are the negative aspects of being a physician?
  22. What do you like to do in your spare time?
  23. What type of books do you like to read?  Why?
  24. How do you think the health care system will change in the years ahead?
  25. Do you think liberal arts classes are important?  Why or why not?
  26. How do you think the public views physicians?
  27. Do you think your MCAT scores are reflective of your abilities?
  28. Do you think the admissions process to medical school is fair?
  29. Who has been the most influential person in your life with respect to your goal of pursuing medicine?