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    Questions Asked In The Interview?

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    hey, I have an interview coming up very soon and i noticed there is no sticky for interviews. would anybody so kind as to tell me what type of questions they ask in the interview. any input would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    hey, I have an interview coming up very soon and i noticed there is no sticky for interviews. would anybody so kind as to tell me what type of questions they ask in the interview. any input would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
    most of the time it's SGU alumni giving interview, so it's chill

    they ask things like why be doctor, and so on....

    seems like if you aren't a creep you'll do fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by thxleave View Post
    most of the time it's SGU alumni giving interview, so it's chill

    they ask things like why be doctor, and so on....

    seems like if you aren't a creep you'll do fine
    thanks for your reply bro. do you remember any other questions they asked. also do they still ask you to write a 10 or 15 minute essay on some questions and are the questions still:
    1. who influenced you the most?
    2. what qualities are important for physicians?
    3. why do you want to be a doctor?

    thanks to anybody who replies.

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    One that caught me off guard was: "What goals do you have in life outside of medicine?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrgentFury View Post
    One that caught me off guard was: "What goals do you have in life outside of medicine?"
    thanks alot. if u remember any other questions u were asked, please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    thanks for your reply bro. do you remember any other questions they asked. also do they still ask you to write a 10 or 15 minute essay on some questions and are the questions still:
    1. who influenced you the most?
    2. what qualities are important for physicians?
    3. why do you want to be a doctor?

    thanks to anybody who replies.
    Yes, i was told to write those essays but that was 4 years ago.
    SGUSOM '15 [Hidden Content ] PGY-1 [ ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostling View Post
    Yes, i was told to write those essays but that was 4 years ago.
    thanks for confirming that. if anybody who had an interview in the east coast remembers any other questions, please pm me or respond to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    thanks for confirming that. if anybody who had an interview in the east coast remembers any other questions, please pm me or respond to this thread.
    So these are the 3 links I used for my interview many years ago:

    SGU interview | Student Doctor Network

    http://www.valuemd.com/st-georges-un...dmissions.html

    http://www.valuemd.com/st-georges-un...ay-topics.html

    Hope those help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostling View Post
    thanks alot bro. that's a big help. there is a post on one of those threads that is from 2013. I hope that is an accurate assessment of the type of questions that they currently ask. if anybody has interviewed in 2014 or later, please respond to this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godson View Post
    hey, I have an interview coming up very soon and i noticed there is no sticky for interviews. would anybody so kind as to tell me what type of questions they ask in the interview. any input would be greatly appreciated. thank you.
    Interviewed on 01/29/15:

    The interview started with me writing an essay and I had the following three choices:

    • Why do you want to be a physician?
    • Who has influenced you and why?
    • What are three important qualities for a physician and why are they important?

    It took me about 12 minutes to finish the essay and then the interview started. The questions were the standard questions:

    • Why do you want to be a doctor? What kind of doctor do you want to be?
    • How will you and your family deal with you being a medical student studying abroad?
    • Describe your support network? Are you aware of the expense involved studying abroad?
    • What research experience do you have? What did you learn in your HIV and pharmacology research?
    • What do you think is the most pressing issue facing U.S. healthcare today?
    • Tell me about the public health mission work that you have done abroad.

    There were several other questions, but the point is that the questions are more or less the same as the questions you would expect in any med school interview.

    The interview was not open file in the sense that he did not have all of my application portfolio; he said that he received a summary of my application from my SGU admissions adviser. After asking the questions, he gave me the chance to ask questions about his experiences at SGU. I thought that he was very open and forthcoming about his experience as a SGU student and ultimately, a resident (he finished pediatrics two years ago and is now a 1st year pediatric critical care fellow and the 1st ever SGU / IMG / FMG fellow in his program). One of the things he said several times was that if you work hard, do well on USMLE I & II, and take advantage of every opportunity that SGU offers (and he particularly spoke about the opportunity to do research at the school), then you will earn your way into a residency. He also put me in touch with his spouse who was at one time the president of the SGU spouses / significant other’s organization.

    So, after about an hour-and-a-half, he told me that he would be submitting his write up of my interview to my admissions adviser by Tuesday (2/3) and that if I had any other questions, I could call him. He also advised emailing my adviser the next day to let him know that my interview was over and he said to make sure that copies of my publications are in the file (and they are). I spoke with my adviser the day after the interview and he said that I should be receiving a decision within a week, give or take a few days.

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