Common Medical School Interview Questions

Why do you want to be a doctor?
What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school?
How will you pay for medical school?
What do you do in your spare time?
Are you a leader or a follower? Why?
Discuss your clinical experiences.
Describe your laboratory and research experience.
Discuss your volunteer work.
What do you think you will like most about medicine?
What do you think you will like least about medicine?
How are you a match for our medical school?
Should the government support stem cell research? How? Why?
How do you think advances in cloning will help or hurt the field of medicine?
How would you describe the relationships between science and medicine?
How do you balance your life and relax from stress?
Would you perform abortions as a doctor? Under what conditions?
What specialty are you considering?
What other schools have you applied to?
Describe a book that you read recently for pleasure. Why does this book interest you?
What are three political issues that you feel are of great importance to the field of medicine right now?
What would you do to calm a nervous patient before an exam or procedure?
Imagine you are a physician working with a patient who refuses a specific treatment. You believe the
treatment is necessary. What would you do?
What ideas or strategies can you think of to address the problem of teen smoking?