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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Dermatology Interview Questions 2005-2006

Interview questions compiled by UTMB Dermatology applicants 2005-2006

Tell me about yourself.

How did you become interested in dermatology?

Tell me something unique about yourself so that I will be able to remember you later.

If you did not go into medicine, what do you think you would have done instead?

Teach me something non-medical.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?

What has been your biggest failure?

What are your strengths?

What are your weaknesses?

What can you bring to this program?

What do you like to do outside of school?

Tell me about an interesting dermatology case you have seen.

What are your plans if you do not match?

If you were not going into dermatology, what other field might you have gone into?

Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

What do you want to do after residency?

Tell me about a time that you went beyond expectations for a patient.

What do you not enjoy about medicine?

Tell me about your leadership experience.

Do you have any questions?

Who in your family are you most like?

If you were a breakfast cereal, what would you be?

What is one word your friends would use to describe you?

Sum up your life in 1 sentence?

If you had to say 1 reason why people may not like you, what would it be?

If you could have lunch with one famous person, who would it be?

Favorite book/movie?

Tell me about your research?

Why did you major in __________ in college?

Describe your perfect day.

Name a time in your life when you failed and how you overcame it?

What would your mom/best friend say about you?

How do you want to be remembered?

What do you like/dislike about your own derm. program?

How do you feel about parents who make their children work in college?

What are you afraid of?

Why did you apply here in particular?

What was your favorite extra-curricular activity in medical school?

Tell me about your volunteer activities?

What types of interview questions do you not like to be asked?

If I could only ask you one question, what would you want me to ask you?

What have you liked/disliked about your other interviews?

Who is your best friend?

Are you interested in research?

Tell me your biggest challenge in medical school.

What type of leader are you?

What type of study habits do you have/ what was your formula for success in medical school?

How will you support your co-residents?

Have you had a chance to get familiar with the city?town?etc.

Describe something in my office.

What sticks out as interesting to you in my office?

Be prepared to answer questions about any information you put on your CV and Personal Statement