USM Interview

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

This can be considered as my first interview after my exam ended last year. I have applied for various local universities as well as the National University of Singapore which I am still waiting for the application outcome.

Despite the USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia) campus which is located in Penang, most of us are not aware that there are actually 2 more USM campuses, one in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan and the other is in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Perai. I was selected to attend an interview for my Doctor of Medicine course in Kubang Kerian.

Since the interview was on 2nd May, my parents along with Eric and I headed to Kelantan one day earlier because the journey tooks approximately 6 hours, even when you drive 120km/h. Eric is the son of my dad's colleague and he just completed his matriculation in Malacca. Surprisingly, he is one year younger than me! We stayed in a 3-star hotel in Kota Bharu which is 20 minutes away from Kubang Kerian.

I was supposed to reach by 8.30am on that day but my interview started around 11.30am due to the massive amount of students present. Among the questions that they asked me were:

1) Why would you choose doctor as your career?
2) Why you choose USM instead of UM?
3) What qualities you possess that enable you to stand out among the candidates?
4) What you know about the medical programme in USM?
5) What would you do based on the situation given (on a paper)?

I can answer almost all steadily except the forth question! Maybe I should do some research before coming to interview next time...

Fingers crossed and hope I will be granted admission here~ =)


  1. r u studying there now?

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Hi so is the interview conducted in bm or english?

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