1) interview questions
- Why do you want to be a doctor?
- What will you if you aren’t accepted to medical school?
- What makes you special?
- What are your 2 best points?
- What are your 2 weakest points?
- What do you think will be your greatest challenge in completing medical school or learning how to be a doctor?
- In your view, what is the most pressing problem facing medicine today?
- How will you pay for medical school?
- If you could do anything different in your education, what would you do?
- Tell me about yourself.
- What do you do in your spare time?
- How did you get here?
- Why would you be a good doctor?
- What are your strengths?
- What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good doctor?
- What are your hobbies?
- Are you a leader or a follower? Why?
- What exposure have you had to the medical profession?
- Discuss your clinical experiences.
- Discuss your volunteer work.
- What do you think you will like most about medicine?
- What do you think you will like least about medicine?
- Expect questions concerning what you think about ethics and healthcare (e.g., abortion, cloning, euthanasia).
- Be prepared to discuss managed healthcare and changes in the QLD Health system
- How are you a match for our medical school?
- Would you perform abortions as a doctor? Under what conditions?
- What are three things you want to change about yourself?
- How would you describe the relationship between science and medicine?
- Which family member has influenced your life so far and why?
2) sample questions and answers
Q: What are your interests? What intrigues you?
A: Put simply, I am interested and intrigued by people. I love that everyone has a story and a journey – and I love building and maintaining relationships. All of my interests are unashamedly a pursuit of people.
Q: Passionate curiosities?
A: I am passionately curious about Medicine and I am curious to be a part of it. I am curious to see if it is all that I have anticipated (the good and the bad). I am curious to see how ‘making a difference’ feels.
Q: What sustains your work? What keeps you committed to a task? What gives you energy?
A: Challenges. A sense of accomplishment. Problem solving and learning.
Q: What are your areas of expertise? What skills do you most enjoy using? What could you teach someone else?
A: I have studied Science, thus making it my area of expertise! I do, however – enjoy using everything that I have learned. I also enjoy using my people skills and problem solving skills.
Q: What is really important to you? What do you value?
A: People I already know and love and those I am yet to meet. Enjoying life (and all that it has to offer) and being all that I am created to be.
Q: What shapes your expectations of work?
A: Simply, the expectations I have for myself.
Q: What are your preferences in your work environment?
A: Room for growth and opportunity to learn.
Q: What do you look for in working conditions, work culture, salary, geography, schedule, benefits, co-workers and other resources?
A: Most importantly – a respectful and honest work culture. For a young single person like me, other work conditions are not incredibly important. Geography, schedule...
Q: Where are you in your career path?
A: Part of the way. I have completed my undergraduate education and I am committed to making post-graduate medicine a reality. Still a long road to travel.
Q: How much time do you have to devote to this process?
A: As long as it takes.
Q: Are you facing specific deadlines?
A: The only deadlines are the ones I set for myself – which, is as soon as possible!