Perzian

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Hello,

Can you please some common questions that you were asked on the interview trail?

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"so what can I tell you about Wilmer?"
"Tell me about yourself."
At Iowa: "What makes Ruben 'tick'?"
"What else besides ophthalmology interested you in medical school?"
"What do you like to do for fun?"
"Who is you hero in life?"
"Tell me about your research"
"What was your 'defining' moment in medical school?"
"Do you cook?"
"How come you didn't honor general surgery?"
"How would your wife feel about moving to Cleveland?"
"Do you have any questions about what you've seen here at Baylor?"
Last year at U of Oklahoma "USC football sucks!"
"You look like you're still in high school."
My personal favorite: "There are 2 types of people in this world, Ruben 'pushers' and 'pullers,' what are you?"
 

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Thus far... (n=3)

"Do you have any questions"?
"Do you have any questions"?
"Do you have any questions"?
"You're probably all questioned-out, but do you have any questions"?

"Now why would a Northeast kid like you move to Texas/Midwest/West Coast"?
"What are you looking for in a program"?
"Tell me about yourself."
"What do you think of the job Eli Manning is doing"? (I put down that I was a Giant fan)
"What was it like to work with Dr. X"?
"Tell me about the work you did with..."
"How has the day been going so far"?
"How many interviews will you go on"?
"Where else are you looking"?
"Will you be able to make the dinner/reception/etc."?
"Do you have any questions"?
 

AlconMD

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Do you have any questions?
Describe a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
Do you have any questions?
What is your ideal day?
Do you have any questions?
Why do you want to come here?
Do you have any questions?
Who is the one person you most admire?
Do you have any questions?
Do you speak any other languages?
Where else are you interviewing?
and of course...
Do you have any questions?
Do you have any questions?
 

FlyingDoc

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- Tell me a joke.
- What should I tell the admissions committee about you to convince them to rank you.

I would have good answers for both of these. The difficulty is coming up with a good joke that is not dirty or involves curse words.
 
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VicKai

Just thought I'd add some to *bump* this back to the top:

"Tell me about yourself."
"What brought you to ophthalmology?"
"Tell me an experience that shows you're a team player."
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"What are you looking for in a residency program?"
"Tell me your strengths/weaknesses."
"What do you like to do for fun?"
 

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"Are you a Nissan?"
"I believe you mean Nisei, or second generation Japanese.... a Nissan is a car...."
"Oh, yeah right. I've benn to Japan many times for conferences...."

Despite this auspicious start, the interview still went pretty well.

Good luck.