I always like to ask "what kind of student succeeds at this school?" since you can infer what the culture is like from their response.
I've also noticed in my interviews that they are way more excited to talk about what it's like to live in their city rather than random crap about their school that no one really cares about.
That's fair and to each their own. I was just describing my experience with interviewers. I will say though that in my opinion, most med schools are pretty much the exact same (research, free clinics, global health, yadda yadda yadda) so I think weather/cost of living/recreation are more of a distinguishing factor.For me personally, the second part of your comment actually turns me off a lot. The schools I have found myself liking a lot post-interview were ones where my interviewers were extremely passionate about the school and talked a lot about it instead of just how the city it's in is a great place to live (I can live there after residency but right now, I want to know about the school!)
Physician or not, try some of these:Hi all,
I have an interview coming up and one of my interviewers is someone who's involved in healthcare administration but isn't a physician. What are some good questions to ask him?