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Ethical Questions at Interviews

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by medical22, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. medical22

    medical22 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 15, 2001
    Do admission committees ask applicants a lot of ethical questions (about stem cell research, Dr. Kavorkian, etc.)?
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  3. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    Interestingly, in my first interview, I was not asked one single ethics question. I was expecting them, but no such luck (be it good or bad).

    I have another interview in a month, so I may get some then. :)

    Did you get my private message? Just wondering.
  4. tidy_kiwi

    tidy_kiwi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    Auckland, NZ
    I would think u will get 1 or 2 at most interviews - just think about your position on the common topics and be prepared to have it challenged. They will want to see if you fold easily when faced with a confrontational situation. Firmly but politely stick to your guns - don't flip-flop. I got one on human cloning and on the whether Australia should accept refugees.
  5. MSN1

    MSN1 Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 15, 2001
    it depends on the school, some love ethical questions (Albany).
  6. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    not only does it depend on school.. but on individual interviewers and possibly time of year.

    One interviewer at U of Florida gave me literally EVERY ethical question I could've thought of. After a couple, you get in the swing of things, but alot nonetheless. At U of South Florida there were none in both interviews [extremely laid back]. Yet a re-applicant told me he got grilled the year before with lower MCAT (mid 20's, 30+ second time).

    Check for this kinda stuff.
  7. Chunk-ee

    Chunk-ee Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2001
    at this point, I've been to 5 interviews -

    JHU, UVA, UMAB, Jeff and Case Western- and I've gotten 0 ethics questions! Which is good, cause if I was asked them, I'd probably just sit there with my mouth wide open in silence :).
  8. 12R34Y

    12R34Y 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    I got two ethical dilemma questions during each of the two interviews for my school. They were fairly traditional ethical ones. Jehova's witnesses and blood transfusions, genetic screening etc....


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