I need a lot of advice. I have only been scheduled for one medical school interview and it's coming up soon. Two other schools have sent me letters saying that they want to interview me, but they haven't scheduled the interview yet. It's not looking good. I'm a non-tradional student and I'm not very "poltical" when it comes to knowing what the interviewers are looking for.... I know some reading this will think/reply "just be honest".....but realistically, if I don't give answers that are in the ballpark of being "politically correct" in this interview, then there won't be any other interviews/schools to fall back on...and I'll see my chances of getting into school go down the drain. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> 1) During the interview, should I let them know that this is the only school that has offered me an interview? Would saying that make me sound "unmarketable"? Or would it make me sound eager to accept if, by chance, I would be lucky enough to get an offer from that school? (I'm sure there's an obvious answer to that question....so the fact that I'm asking it shows how "unpolitical" I am when it comes to this stuff!) 2) I also heard from friends from that school that during the interview, it is a common question to be asked if the student would join a doctor's union. Why are the interviewers asking this? This sounds like more of a political question, rather than an ethical one. From *their point of view*, are Med School interviewers: a) turned off by doctors joining unions? b) want to encourage doctors joining unions? 3) I am also reluctant to talk about abortion. If asked that question ("what do you think about abortion from a doctor's perspective?"), is it OK to politely say that since I think doctors should "do no harm" and since I believe that such a medical procedure could possibly harm the mother (EXCEPT in the case of the life of mother, rape, etc..), and that it always does harm to the fetus, that I would never professionally put myself in such a situation and so I wouldn't become an OB/GYN or work in any related field, and so it's a mute point?? Is that a suicidal answer? (even though it's honest). That's how I personally feel....I would never want to be an OB/GYN....I have no desire to be one and so it would never be an issue for me as a doctor. Medical Universities (and universities, in general) are more liberal. Would I be totally shooting myself in the foot to give such a "conservative" answer?