Inappropriate medical school interview questions

When you are interviewing for medical school you're not applying for a job. So interviewers are not limited by laws governing job interviews.

Sometimes, interviewers push the limits of reasonability, leading to inappropriate questions. Here are a few that MomMD readers brought to our attention -- and that you might encounter.

  • Do you have children? Yes? How do you plan to study with kids?
  • Are you planning on getting pregnant during medical school?
  • As a woman, do you feel you will stick with a career in medicine?
  • Do you go to church regularly?
  • How do you plan to pay for medical school?

If you have heard other such questions, let us know about them at inappropriate interview questions (affiliated site).

And for a Top 10 list of medical school questions, check out this rundown of commonly asked questions.

Other interview resources

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