Graduate School Interview Sample Questions


  1. What do you do in your spare time?
  2. What do you intend to gain from your degree?
  3. What schools have you applied to and why?
  4. Pretend you are me, and I am you: What would you look for in an applicant?
  5. How much money do you expect to earn?
  6. What are your positive qualities and what are your negative qualities?
  7. Of what value can you be to our school?
  8. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
  9. What aspects of your life experiences do you think makes you a good candidate for this graduate program?



Medical or Dental School Interview Sample Questions


  1. Why do you want to be a doctor/dentist?
  2. What are your specific goals in medicine?
  3. How do you plan to finance your medical education?
  4. There are 1,000 applicants as qualified as you. Why should we choose you?
  5. What steps have you taken to acquaint yourself with what a physician/dentist does?
  6. What do you think the most pressing issue in medicine is today?
  7. What would you like to do if you were not accepted into medical school?
  8. What do you think about euthanasia?
  9. What do you think about the managed care?

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