The actual PLM College of Medicine interview

What can I say, among the twenty plus people to be interviewed that day, I was second (told you I was early...). Anyway, my interviewer was a very nice doctora. She set off the interview with something like, 'Tell me something about yourself." The following questions basically revolved around that.


Doc: Okay, Angelica, tell me something about yourself

Aubrey: Um, I'm Angelica Aubrey Morla. I'm a graduate of BS Nursing, and currently working as a writer *insert other 'about me' things here*

Doc: Ah so you're already a nurse, why do you still want to be a doctor?

Aubrey: Because I want to be in control of the management of my patient. *Insert explanation here*


I don't want to bore you with the minute details, but I think, judging from the questions asked me, be prepared with the most basic things you could imagine being asked in a med school interview, like:

Tell me something about your family
Why do you want to become a doctor?
What do you think are the most important qualities of a doctor? Do you possess these qualities?
What are your best traits as a doctor?
Why do you want to be in PLM?
How do you see yourself in ten years?
Are you comfortable in working with a team?
(For nurses) Tell me about your experience in the community (remember community health nursing?)
As a scholar of Manila, after graduating, you will be asked to at least render some form of service to the city, are you okay with that?

Also, they have two situational questions where your values will be put in check. I leave that to you guys to discover. :)


All in all, I had a wonderful experience with the interview. Maybe because I was intent on not fabricating 'ideal' answers just to make me appear highly qualified. I just hope it really does help get me through the portals of PLM-CM. To all interviewees, don't be nervous, it's not gonna be as bad as you imagine. Good luck!

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wour interview was longer than most based on your list of questions (or maybe thay weren't as lazy to interview during the first few days)I got interviewed on the 18th and I was done in about 8 minutes! My friend who got interviewed on the 19th was done in less than 5 minutes. Anyway, I hope that we all get in! =) Did your interviewer say when we can expect the results? :)

Earl said...

Aw! Congratulations. Gotta work on that "About Me" section then.

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I think I took about 15 to 20 minutes. She said it would probably be out a week after Holy week. Now waiting seems more appealing than having to process my lacking Physics units. Hay! :P

gellie said...

wow ate aubrey! i think u did a great job on that interview. i hope you passed PLM MCAT. :D
i'm looking forward to see you at PLM. hehehe :)

Anonymous said...

hi! pls. don't get me wrong. do u think it's appropriate to post the actual interview questions without permission from the upper authority?i understood ur purpose and i'm just concern.

Aubrey said...

Hi Anonymous. I understand your concern. Specific situational questions were left out so as not to give unfair advantage to future interviewees. The stuff I mentioned are commonly asked across all med schools and may or may not be part of an applicant's interview.

Mae said...

I'm an anxious mom waiting for the interview outcomes of the PLM College of Medicine. Do you have any idea when the results will be released?

Aubrey said...

Hi Ma'am Mae. I am not that updated with the second batch of PLM CM applicants. I suggest you check the PLM-CM thread at pinoy.md, forumers usually post recent updates on the status of exam and interview results there. :)

jann said...

hi there.. is it true that the "new" policy of PLM doesn't also aplicants with failed undergrad subject? even the GWA is 2.0?
thanksss

Aubrey said...

Hi Jann. You can call up PLM-College of Medicine to confirm. I'm not on the know as of late re changes in admission policy.

Dysthymicanvas said...

Hello. Does the PLM College of Medicine accepts students who do not reside in Manila (in both scholar and non-scholar)?

Aubrey said...

Yes they do.

mack said...

weee ! .. i'm a bit nervous .. is medicine really hard ? .. hope it's not .. i'm a graduating student kasi .. i want to take medicine because i think it'll be a great opportunity .. whew ! .. hope i'll pass the entrance exam .. ^^.

btw , hey ate aubrey , how's life ? .. i think you are a successful doktora now .. :D

haaay , wish me luck .. this is me , promising that i'll be the class 2011-2012 valedictorian .. :D

april said...

Hi aubrey! :) I stumbled upon your blog while searching for info on PLM, I'm april, also a registered nurse, :) all the information you've posted are really helpful. Thank you so much for easing some of my anxiety! :) God Bless! :D

ely said...

hello there, Aubrey... i'm just an anonymous guy who wants to ask you wether PLM is currently offering scholarship grants for medicine? i'm taking NLE this july and i'm planning to take medicine afterwards but i'm basically financially scarce... thank you and GODBLESS...

Mars said...

Hello! May I know the requirements needed to be able to apply in PLM med school? Requirements like units needed for every subject...Thank you! Please email me at marinelac.reyes at gmail dot com if you have the time. I woul dreally appreciate it. Salamat!

Anonymous said...

hi aubrey,

I'm manila born but I do not reside in manila. I would just like to ask your opinion if you think that it would be a downfall if they ask me if I could be able to render service in Manila after medschool and I answer that I plan to render service in my province? thanks :)

rj said...

hi..i had fun browsing and reading your blog.. it really helped me a lot..thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi~ Im Vincent graduating psychology student. From what I heard, mahigpit po daw ang PLM sa 'course requirements' before makapasok sa med school nila. Nag worry ako kasi kulang ako ng 10 units (organic chem at microbiology)! HAHAHAHAH! totoo po ba yun? And can I get your suggestion to resolve this problem? Thank you ate :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that very informative blog.. :) it really helps..everything seems to be more clearer ... I'm just a new RN,currenlty working part time,with an ambition to be a doctor... PLM tlaga first choice ko since mas affordable tlaga ang mga fees... but. Kabado tlaga ako sa mga interview.. so happy na kahit papanu ..I have an idea..about the interview .. salamat ate...