Since it’s Med School and Residency Interview Season, I give you a lil something to help you prepare.
- Tell me about yourself.
- What are your strengths (3)?
- What are your weaknesses (3)?
- What qualifications set you apart from other applicants?
- How have you done in medical school/undergrad?
- Explain your ranking in your third year.
- Which rotation gave you the most difficulty and why?
- What is the best experience you had in med school/undergrad?
- What is the worst experience you had in med school/undergrad?
- Describe a clinical situation you handled well.
- Describe a clinical situation which didn’t go as well as you would have liked.
- What error have you made in patient care?
- Why did you choose (specific specialty or medicine in general)?
- What are the negatives of (specialty)?
- What problems do you think the specialty/all of medicine faces currently and in the future?
- What do you consider important in a training program or medical school?
- Why have you applied to this program?
- What if you don’t match/ get accepted? What is your backup plan?
- What are your future plans (after residency; 10 years from now)?
- Do you have research interests?
- Will you pursue a fellowship?
- With what types of people do you have trouble working?
- With what types of patients do you have trouble dealing?
- What do you think a good doctor should be like?
- What do you think a good resident should be like?
- Why did you choose to go to [school X]?
- What programs are at the top of your list?
- How do you deal with stress?
- How do you handle heavy workloads?
- How do you deal with balancing multiple tasks?
- What are your hobbies?
Pro Tip: If applying to Princeton-Medbloro Teaching Hospital, the correct answer to #24 is “Like you, Dr. Cranquis, sir.”