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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

1

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)?

"For the record: I had two interviews that were each one on one. " -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

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

"My questions pertained to my file and indicated that they thoroughly reviewed my application. " -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

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

"Explain your research to someone with little knowledge of science. Why did you do ____ activity? What did you get out of ____ ? " -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The research one. I loved it. " -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, I am who I claimed to be on my application so the interview was easy. " -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"It was my 8th interview, did mock interviews, read the Mayo website for hours, etc." -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1. The tuition + scholarships are crazy 2. The support of students ($5k travel stipend anyone?) 3. The Mayo Clinic was AMAZING 4. The interviewers were nice, everyone was down-to-earth and non-pretentious 5. The free time to explore was awesome and let me get to know my fellow interviewees, who ended up being really cool. 6. The gym was super nice and inexpensive (or free, I still don't know) 7. The curriculum is awesome (selectives rule!) 8. Pass/Fail grading anyone? 9. Three week orientation, get to know your classmates 10. Class size of 50 is perfect for me..... AND SO ON..." -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a bit cold, Rochester wasn't that nice but it's fine. " -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to worry about it. If you are honestly who you claimed to be on your application, they saw something they liked and want to know more. Show them your true colors and relax!!" -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"An amazing school with a world-renowned hospital. This is my #1 (obviously)." -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Kahler Inn & Suites

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

3 out of 10

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

5 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Don't change a thing. Your school and office is wonderful and friendly. You really put me at ease." -Posted 04/06/2009 | Report Response

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