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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Asked about my research and volunteer work. Asked about my recommendation letters. " -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

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

"What am I most proud of? Why not MD/PhD?" -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

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

"What qualities did I I like in physicians I shadowed? Why did I take certain gen ed courses in college?" -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do I feel McDonald's should be held responsible for our overweight society? If I was a car what color would I be?" -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain my research work in non-scientific terms." -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SND. The Mayo web-site. My application and personal statement." -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The fact that they cared enough about us to interview only 2 students at a time vs a large group of students. That we met for a long period of tiem with the Dean of Admissions. The faculty and staff were all so cool and nice. The faculty and staff knew all the students. I was allowed to observe the anatomy disection lab. I loved the faculty member that I interviewed with. I felt like we could have talked all day. " -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student interview was somewhat dry with very standardized questions. He was late and hardly looked over my file and my qualifications that I was most proud of instead he asked me political questions and spent forever explaining my research work in common terms. They were good questions I have never had before, but I don't feel he got to know me to the same extent as the physician interviewer." -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience. There were 2 interviews a physician admission committee member was awesome and an M4 student. We received a lot of individual attention that made me feel like they really cared about me personally. " -Posted 12/28/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/11/2004

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