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  • Mayo Medical School
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  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why Mayo?" -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

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

"Tell me how you've demonstrated leadership skills." -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

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

"Tell me more about [AMCAS volunteer activity]." -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you see as the biggest problem in health care and how would you fix it?" -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself (and then when I finished my spiel, the interviewer said, "And???" so I went on some more and again he said, "And???" This went on for five minutes or so and was rather uncomfortable." -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practiced answering questions w/ boyfriend, school website" -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Mayo's amazing facilities and staff. The abundant funding for research options and international rotations. Board pass rates and match list." -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student facilities seemed a little small, but I have to keep reminding myself that there's only 42 of them in each class!" -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really." -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had two faculty interviews. The first went sort-of blah, I didn't really feel like I made a connection with the interviewer and he kept pressing me to go further on a lot of answers that were already fairly detailed. The second interview, which was observed by a new student member of the adcom, went very well. Cindy and Jane in the admissions office are fantastic. Everyone I met was warm and friendly and clearly in love with Mayo -- and I can see why they are. They aren't kidding when they tell you to wear comfortable shoes... the place is huge (and drop-dead gorgeous)!!" -Posted 10/04/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn (downtown)

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/03/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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