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What are some common BS/MD interview questions?

Hey guys! I'm applying to a few BS/MD programs this year, and I want to start preparing for interviews. Can y'all share some common interview questions people get asked during these program interviews? I want to make sure I'm well-prepared and don't get caught off guard.

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're planning ahead for your BS/MD interviews. These interviews often focus on your goals, motivation for pursuing a medical career, and understanding of the medical field. Here are some common interview questions that you might encounter during your BS/MD interviews:

1. Why do you want to pursue a combined BS/MD program, and why this specific program?

2. Tell us about a time when you demonstrated leadership or teamwork.

3. How have your experiences (volunteering, shadowing, research, etc.) shaped your interest in medicine?

4. What challenges do you foresee in balancing your undergraduate studies with medical school preparations, and how do you plan to overcome them?

5. How do you handle stress or deal with failure?

6. What do you believe are the most significant issues in healthcare today, and how do you envision addressing them as a future physician?

7. Tell us about a time when you had to handle a conflict or confront a difficult situation. How did you resolve it?

8. Describe a situation when you had to work closely with someone whose personality or background was very different from yours.

9. What do you believe is the role of a physician in today's society? How does this differ from other healthcare professions?

10. In what ways have you demonstrated your commitment to community service, and why is it important to you?

In addition to these specific questions, the interviewers might also ask some general questions to get to know you better, such as "Tell us about yourself" or "What are your hobbies outside of school?" Make sure to practice your responses to these questions, but also be prepared to think on your feet and provide honest, thoughtful answers. Good luck with your interviews!

7 months ago

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