1. Why do you want to go into ________?
  2. How did you become interested in our program?
  3. What are you looking for in a program?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? What are your future plans?
  5. Tell me about yourself.
  6. How would your friends describe you?
  7. What motivates you?
  8. Do you see any problems managing a personal and professional life?
  9. What one event are you proudest of in your life?
  10. I am not familiar with your medical school; tell me about it?
  11. How has being a student at a new school been for you? (not to give you and answer here, but we would suggest spinning something like this, “Forced me to take ownership of my education”, “Gave me an opportunity for growth”).
  12. Where else have you applied?
  13. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  14. What leadership roles have you held?
  15. What do you do with your spare time?
  16. Tell me about your research.
  17. Why should we take you over other candidates?
  18. How will you choose a program? What are you looking for in a program?
  19. Why did you choose medicine as a career?
  20. What if you don't match?
  21. If one of your fellow residents spoke disrespectfully to a nurse or fellow resident, what would you do?
  22. How do you see your role on a medical team?
  23. Tell me about your most interesting case?
  24. Current events questions, especially medical reform.
  25. What do you think will be the most/least enjoyable aspect of this specialty?
  26. What qualities do you respect in a mentor?
  27. Who is your hero?
  28. With which patients do you have trouble dealing?
  29. With which people do you have trouble working?
  30. What are the major deficiencies in your medical school training?
  31. What do you think the future holds for medicine?
  32. What do you think the future holds for this specialty?
  33. What error have you made in patient care?
  34. How have you been employed, and what have you learned from such jobs?
  35. With what subject or rotation did you have the most difficulty?
  36. What is the worst thing that happened to you in medical school?
  37. If there are red flags in your application, you will be asked to address them.
  38. What are your professional goals?
  39. What are your personal goals?
  40. What is your favorite book?
  41. How do you manage conflict?
  42. Tell me about a time when_______________
  43. Tell me more about__________________(something of interest from your personal statement)