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  1. GumpyChump said:

    Interview

    Hello All,

    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!

    ~Gumpy


    *************=edited by moderator due to user posting indivual's personal name
    Last edited by Dru; 09-24-2005 at 08:18 PM.
     
  2. MitchDC said:

    Re: Recent Interview Experience

    Congratulations on what sounds like a good interview. I'm sure a nice "Thank You" note to your interviewer wouldn't hurt at all. What semester are you applying for? Where in Southern California was your interview? You should be very happy at Ross. Work hard and you'll do great. But for now, relax and get yourself mentally ready for medical school.

    MitchDC
    MitchDC/MD
    RUSM 2006 Graduate
     
  3. Ganja Magic said:

    Re: Recent Interview Experience

    Hi Gumpy,

    Sounds like you did well.... hopefully you'll get in soon enough. What did you wear to the interview? I remember wearing a full suit to my interviews in the US last year, but I wonder if I can get away with a nice pair of slacks and a long-sleeved dress shirt for my Ross interview? (I hate being nervous and hot in a suit like I was last few times). I have a feeling I'll do much better if I dress down in such a way and thus be more comfortable rather than too hot and flub my responses because of nervousness....

    What do you guys think...?
     
  4. MitchDC said:

    Wear a suit!

    I'd say that you should definitely wear a suit to your interview. If only because of the fact that you don't want to stand out from everybody else who does wear a suit. Your Ross interview should be no different than any of your others - the education won't be.

    MitchDC
    MitchDC/MD
    RUSM 2006 Graduate
     
  5. GumpyChump said:

    What to wear

    Hi there,

    When I went to my interview I wore a professional skirt suit. To be honest, I don't like wearing skirts, not to mention a whole suit but it wasn't too bad. Don't worry too much about the interview. I'm sure they will make you feel very comfortable there. Good luck!

    ~Gumpy
     
  6. rem04 said:

    admissions interview

    hi.. i'm scheduled for an interview in miami later this month. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or suggestions to offer. also it would be helpful if anyone knew how selective they are after interviewing or how long it may take to hear anything from the admissions dept. thereafer. thanks for your help!
     
  7. spatel0434 said:

    admissions interview

    Quote Originally Posted by rem04
    hi.. i'm scheduled for an interview in miami later this month. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or suggestions to offer. also it would be helpful if anyone knew how selective they are after interviewing or how long it may take to hear anything from the admissions dept. thereafer. thanks for your help!

    My best advice is be calm and answer honestly. The questions they ask aren't really tough questions. They just want to know a little more about you.

    From what was said to me at my interview, I was already "in" (atleast in the eyes of the people in Miami), but the final say comes from Dominica. So, the purpose of the interview is to obtain enough information to make a case for you to the admissions committee in Dominica.

    Since you are interviewing, it basically means you're half way there. Now all you have to do is give them a little more information about yourself, so they can make a well informed decision. As long as you don't totally screw it up, you should be fine.

    Here are some of the questions that were asked during my interview (that I can remember from last March 2003):

    Why do you want to be a doctor?
    What types of leadership positions did you have in college?
    What types of clinical experience do you have?
    Will you be able to survive on the island?
    What has been your greatest hardship and how did you deal with it?
    What was your favorite class in college and why?
    Why did you get a "C" in this course?
    What other schools have you applied to?
    What was the result of applying to those schools?
    Why were you not accepted to a US medical school?
    Why are you applying to Ross?
    Are you content with becoming an IMG vs. being a USMG?


    Afterwards, I was allowed to ask questions about Ross. Be sure to have some questions ready. Even if you know the answer, ask anyways. It shows your interest in the school. Also, I would send them a "thank you" card or e-mail after the interview. It is a nice gesture and may have some beneficial influence.

    Once you interview, you should receive notice about 6-8 weeks after interviewing. Ths is because the admissions committee in Dominica meets every month.

    I hope this helps. Good Luck.
     
  8. dahoule said:

    interview

    i wore a cream suit with a blue dress shirt. one because i wanted to be professional, and two i didn't want to be in the black suit like everyone else; just different enough to separate from the group. my interview was very casual. classic, 'why do u want to be a doc?' then experience, research and jokes back and forth. my interviewer lived in the same area where i went to school so we had alot of back n forth. its the same process as any other interviewer. if its a conversation you did well; if its them asking questions and you simply answering its not good. your answer should prompt a discussion creating more questions as it progresses. if you walk out smile and not sweating it went fine. they're just people like everyone else. confidence, presentation, and giving thorough, well thought answers while appearing not to have prepared for a week is the key. and for christ's sake have questions for them...if nothing else it shows you've actually read the website and are 'actually' interested in attending. not just sending out apps left and right in hopes of snagging one.
    failure to prepare is preparation for failure. john wooden.
     
  9. evil mcnasty's Avatar

    evil mcnasty said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Ganja Magic
    Hi Gumpy,

    Sounds like you did well.... hopefully you'll get in soon enough. What did you wear to the interview? I remember wearing a full suit to my interviews in the US last year, but I wonder if I can get away with a nice pair of slacks and a long-sleeved dress shirt for my Ross interview? (I hate being nervous and hot in a suit like I was last few times). I have a feeling I'll do much better if I dress down in such a way and thus be more comfortable rather than too hot and flub my responses because of nervousness....

    What do you guys think...?
    There are a bunch of us from california currently in 4th sem right now. One of the guys i know wore a T-shirt and shorts to the LA interiew where as the rest of us were in full suits. He got in without a problem and 4 semesters later we are off to miami... good luck guys.
    MS3 - 6th semester
    somewhere in america.
     
  10. MitchDC said:

    Shorts

    If this is true, it is not something to be proud about. If I were an admissions rep I would have sent that student home without an interview - inviting him back when he took the interview and applying to medical school seriously.

    -M

    Quote Originally Posted by evil mcnasty
    There are a bunch of us from california currently in 4th sem right now. One of the guys i know wore a T-shirt and shorts to the LA interiew where as the rest of us were in full suits. He got in without a problem and 4 semesters later we are off to miami... good luck guys.
    MitchDC/MD
    RUSM 2006 Graduate
     
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