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  • Mayo Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What's your take on abortion? Euthanasia? Stem cell research?" -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why Mayo?" -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Describe your research to me." -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most pressing healthcare problem, and your solution to it?" -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS application, their school description online, and why I wanted to go there. " -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Incredible student-faculty ratios of like 1:20, meaning you get mostly 1-on-1 interactions especially during your clinical rotations! Beautiful outpatient facilities...the subway level is like a mall. " -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The length of the day. 10 hrs. " -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises for me. " -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Info packed day. Definitely as long as others have said. 8 am orientation. 2 45-50 min interviews. 10-11:30 public tour of outpatient buildings/historical collections/history of the Mayo Clinic. 12 noon lunch with med student. 1-4, self-led tour of facilities (they tell you where they'd like you to visit). 4-5, tour led by medical student. My first interviewer was very conversational, very encouraging. My 2nd interviewer had a more straightforward Q-and-A approach, but offered much advice on things I should consider when deciding on Mayo, being a west-coaster. Oh yeah, for those of you coming from sunnier climates, Rochester is a verrrry cold place. A heavy coat is a welcome travel accessory." -Posted 10/22/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2002

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