Common Medical School Interview Questions
- Why do you want to become a doctor?
- What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school?
- What makes you special?
- What are your two best points?
- What are your two weakest points?
- In your view, what do you think is the most pressing problem
facing medicine today?
- How will you pay for medical school?
- If you could do anything different in your education up until
this point, what would it be?
- Why would you be a good doctor?
- Are you a leader or a follower? Why?
- What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing
medical school or learning how to be a doctor?
- What can you tell me about managed health care?
- How are you a match for our medical school?
- What do you think about socialized medicine?
- 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?
- Why should we choose you over other applicants?
- How much do you keep up with current events? Tell me about
something that is of current national or world concern.
- Do you think medical school will affect your relationships with
family members and close friends? If so, how will you handle
- How well do you cope with emergency situations? Can you
give us any examples?
- How do you think you will handle situations involving terminally
ill patients? Have you had any experiences with terminally ill
- What do you think are the negative aspects of being a physician?
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
- What type of books do you like to read? Why?
- How do you think the health care system will change in the years
- Do you think liberal arts classes are important? Why or
- How do you think the public views physicians?
- Do you think your MCAT scores are reflective of your abilities?
- Do you think the admissions process to medical school is fair?
- Who has been the most influential person in your life with
respect to your goal of pursuing medicine?