SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) You talk until you answer the question. If you can say it in a few sentences, then do that. If you take longer, then so be it. My Why Medicine section basically recapped my personal statement so went on for a few minutes. Since that is how I created the statement it flowed as if I've told the story a thousand times which I have. Why DO was short because I admitted that I didn't even KNOW about DOs until a DO was partially responsible for saving my life and I said a few words about him and said that since he did save me, maybe it was worth looking into so when I applied to medical schools I wanted at least one DO school represented. Hobbies, I gave a few sentences (apparently the male interviewer knew someone who does reenactment too). Specialties, I mentioned that I've so far shadowed like 7 or 8 specialties and I mentioned a few I liked the best and gave one or two sentences about why. One interviewer knew about one of my weirder specialties (aerospace) and so I said a few more sentences on that since he mentioned needing an MPH.