For those that have upcoming interviews, I wanted to share my experience. I interviewed a few days ago at the California office with *************. Before I had my interview I was a little afraid because I had heard that other people did not have a good experience with ***********. Well, let me tell you. My interview was great because ***************is a very friendly man. He greeted me with a smile and asked me if I wanted any water or coffee. During the whole interview he was very nice and thorough as well. I started out with a video and then sat down for the interview. In total my interview was about 1 1/2 hours.
First he asked me a little about my family. We then spoke a little about my hobbies and what I like to do. After that we went through all the information that I had written in my application. I was asked to explain my volunteer and work experiences. We went over my academic records. The last part of the interview were some ethical questions and the interview ended with my questions.
Here are some specific questions I was asked:
1. Why do you want to become a doctor?
2. Where do you think the future of medicine is going?
3. What do you think about the HMO issue?
4. What is your opinion of assisted suicide?
5. What would you do if you had a patient who asked you to assist them in ending their life?
6. How do you plan on paying for your education?
7. What area of medicine do you have in mind?
8. What kind of relationship do you want to have with your patients?
In all, the interview was very thorough and I was impressed. Now all there is to do is wait. I was told it would take about 4 weeks for me to find out the final decision.
Good luck to everyone!
*************=edited by moderator due to user posting indivual's personal name