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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"What is your greatest weakness? I would counsel every applicant to have an answer prepared for this question at any school." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

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

"Explain your research project to a fourth grader. It is actually really hard to dumb a genetics project down to that level, so it took some thinking." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

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

"Describe yourself in three adjectives." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Rate your humbleness on a scale of 1-10. ...talk about a catch-22. :) On the upside, I had a funny answer prepared since this question was asked in previous years." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Compare the government's intervention in trans-fats and smoking." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I had been to a 5 interviews before, so I did not worry about preparing as much. (even though it was my top choice!) If you have not been to an interview before, I would suggest doing a mock-interview with your school's career services department." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Mayo's support of its students is unparalleled, and its facilities are mind-boggling. " -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I have spent lots of time at Mayo, so nothing surprised me or anything. If you have not been here before, look at the website extensively and really understand Mayo's core principles." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Ensure that your answers focus on the patient and a physician's service to society at all times, even if indirectly." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

I would recommend staying with my family :)

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2008

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?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"More info on the pre-interview time line would be helpful." -Posted 02/11/2009 | Report Response

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