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  • Quinnipiac University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hamden
Individual Feedback 2 34 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 32
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.56 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.09 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
5.76 34

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 2
35 minutes 1
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 18
50 minutes 4
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 6

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 31
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 31
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 30
Closed file 0

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.06 32

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

""Tell me about ____________ activity"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an MD instead of a PA/NP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be an MD over another role in the medical profession (such as nursing, PA, PT etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [activity]." More from this Member | Report Response

"About specific activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Quinnipiac and what is your biggest concern about going to such a new school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about X activity from AMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one recent discovery within science that has majorly impacted human health." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Netter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about [specific activity listed on my application]." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like most about your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose my undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about your research"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research and your specific role in it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expand on my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"conversational, about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X activity from AMCAS (research/shadowing/etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"File-specifics on activities, undergrad, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Quinnipiac?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""Why do you want to be a physician?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your past and how you ended up here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got here (life history related to medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What first got you interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the changes that are going on in Obamacare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you differently for your master's program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Quinnipiac?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you contribute to Netter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you apply to Netter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I do outside of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

""What experience do you have around sick people and how do you know this is what you want to do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What support systems do you anticipate making use of while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions did you ask the medical students? (we had lunch with them)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What extracurriculars did you partake in in college" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""What are you doing in your gap year?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your most memorable shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions related to my activities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself in academic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Netter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 30 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about ____ (activities from your application)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you considering more research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine would you like to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about specific activities on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions regarding things I said in my secondary essays" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you expect to gain from medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about undergrad experience - why did you choose X school/major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you would change about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an obstacle you have faced." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you need to be successful in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you do in your free time?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing about you that is not on your AMCAS app or secondary?" More from this Member | Report Response

"10 years from now where do you see yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of medicine do you see yourself practicing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 30 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a medical student, you walk into a patient's room to do a history & physical. The patient is pregnant and you smell cigarette smoke. How would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years (not including anything about your medical career)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to prioritize work-life balance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some specific ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

""If a convicted child offender were to come in for treatment, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does "underserved" mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one mistake that you have made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one significant medical innovation that has occurred in the past five years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the origin of the word triage?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Please talk a little about your GPA and academic performance in your undergraduate education."" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-interviewer asked me to teach her something" More from this Member | Report Response

"Teach me something." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your happiest and saddest moment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you would should empathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please reiterate to me about the "advice you would give yourself at a younger age."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 30 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about you, not on your application, that you would like me to use to present you to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't find any question particularly difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you want to be your legacy." "What is the true most important thing about you that we cant find in your application."" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to present you to the admissions committee, what is the one thing that you would like them to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"State a pressing issue in medicine. How would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a physician instead of nurse, PA, or other healthcare professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best gift you have ever given someone and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explaining a problem in the world given current events and having to come up with a plausible solution for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to consider primary care as a specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"practiced common interview questions, read through primary and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-reading my primary and secondary applications, brainstorming answers to top 50 medical school interview questions," More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application and practiced general interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS, secondaries, school curriculum/vision" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading SDN feedback, re-read my AMCAS primary and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through both my primary and secondary applications for both schools, read up on the school completely" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre write questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and secondary essays. Went over some basic interview questions, especially "Why medicine" and "Why Netter." Make sure to research the program well, as they will ask you multiple times why you are interested in the school and they definitely are looking for "good fit" candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my primary and secondary application and thought about how I would answer common interview questions. I used this interview feedback page and the general SDN forum as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review amcas, review common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice common interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Prep Book" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, research school, go over secondary answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN interview feedback, reviewed my primary and secondary apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview books, practice speaking in front of mirror, mock interviews with career services" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice interview through career services" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Re-read AMCAS activities, personal statement, and secondary essays. Looked at everything on school's website. Thought of how I would answer typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, tried to relax, read about QUSOM online" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"system-based curriculum, availability of specific scholarships, very lax" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly friendly, and clearly had a passion for ensuring their students succeed" More from this Member | Report Response

"How devoted all the faculty are to teaching their students, great residency match results for such a new school, very new facilities, early clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely nice faculty and students, nice building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational interviews, availability of the faculty and their immense focus on the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of students and faculty to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"the newness of the school's facilities, the anatomy lab, their concentrations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, the MeSH program (early clinical immersion), the faculty seems very open to hearing about any suggestions for things that will improve their teaching." More from this Member | Report Response

"How new the school is. The facilities are immaculate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! I loved the school. Faculty and students were EXTREMELY nice and friendly. It was obvious that the faculty and administration really care about the students' success and happiness. Facilities are brand new and beautiful, strong focus on a primary care foundation but NOT overbearingly so, significant early clinical exposure through the Medical Student Home (MeSH program), the list goes on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students play a huge role in shaping the school, and there is a lot of potential for this school to grow and develop its presence in the coming years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly interviewers and helpful students. Faculty and students both care a lot about their school and want it to continue to do great. Interviews were conversational rather than question after question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were all very friendly and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The happy students, teaching-centered" More from this Member | Report Response

"School is very modern, state-of-the art, and beautiful. Location is in a nice quiet town which is an ideal atmosphere for studying, but is a short distance away from NYC. School seems very focused on teaching and providing an environment for students to succeed. There was a round table with one admissions board member who would recite our biographic information simply by name-he had memorized our applications. I was quite impressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The modern facilities, the accessibility of faculty, the student-centric atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The conversational style of the interviews made everything very low-stress, and I was able to concentrate on learning more about the school; faculty are dedicated to helping students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly the interviewers were. How they genuinely want to get to know you" More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness" More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole school, curriculum, staff, facilities, progressive feel of the educational environment, the resources given to the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty has a lot of enthusiasm about the school. I like the emphasis on the interdisciplinary atmosphere by working with other health career students (PT, nursing, etc.). Emphasis on holistic medical care - even the person who the school is named after, Netter, was a medical artist/illustrator - which I think is pretty unique and speaks to their holistic approach. Capstones project sounds very cool, and there are a lot of interesting options for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone's really idealistic, and definitely has a vision for what they're hoping to achieve." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers, facilities, how nice and friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"THE LOCATION! legit in the middle of nowhere CT appeared to be quite rural to me and no hospital affilation near school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Commuter campus with no student housing- having a car is required." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are required to have a car and license due to the lack of public transportation." More from this Member | Report Response

"School location, strong emphasis on needing a car, felt a bit less "official" than other schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical library was lacking, but the law library next door could make up for that" More from this Member | Report Response

"Over ten clinical sites spread out all over CT, most community settings" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that you need a car to be a student is a bit discouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of answers regarding board scores and accreditation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not quite negative, but there are obvious concerns with a new program - they have not graduated a class, matched, or even had 4th year students yet. However, I am not worried after hearing about the program. Location is quiet and somewhat isolated/boring, but not too far from NYC or Boston." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is rather small and feels kinda far away from everything. Also, no easily accessible research or clinical opportunities (the closest clinical rotation site is a 20-30 minute drive away)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Getting asked open ended question in group setting, not sure if that will be viewed along with one-on-one interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of admissions asked everyone questions while we were all sitting in a room together, even though our interaction with the dean of admissions was presented to us as a "meeting."" More from this Member | Report Response

"One admissions guy said that the goal is 33% going into primary care and then another admissions guy said that if you want to go into a surgical subspecialty that this school wouldn't be good for you. Kind of a mixed message on what they want" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Teaching hospital is 45 mins away" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the primary clinical rotation site, which is 45 minutes away from campus; the neighborhood surrounding the campus was also not very interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"small school; small library" More from this Member | Report Response

"Newness and that they have not matched anyone yet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Immediate surrounding area is a bit dull and very suburban. Has a commuter school feel, since there doesn't seem to be any housing options within walking distance to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"anything about CT and the New Haven area" More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a small notebook to take notes in, so it is really unnecessary to bring anything. I carried around a big bag with my padfolio and waterbottle all day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of admissions sits with everyone and converses with each person about their application, although I found it relaxed and not something to stress about." More from this Member | Report Response

"The layout of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean Yeckel (of admissions) talks with everyone in a room for over an hour and has a conversation with each interviewer about their application in front of everyone else" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is currently not really basic lab research here on site (at least from my understanding) which was a huge disappointment personally- there are opportunities to make it work with other universities/labs, but pretty difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"don't stress at all about the group interview aspect. The dean pretty much memorizes every interviewee's application so it's more of a show than a grill session." More from this Member | Report Response

"You basically spend your entire time in the same building as a student." More from this Member | Report Response

"how cold the northeast is" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think SDN prepared me pretty well!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's not as nerve wracking as you think! Quinn was a great place for a first interview, I'd love to go here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was going to be unseasonably hot on my interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are questions asked within a large group setting" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews with the two faculty members were very positive, very laid back and friendly (and were ~30-45 minutes). Interview with the dean was a little more serious, lasted maybe 15 minutes, and he didn't express as much emotion/positive feedback as the other interviewers - but don't take that as a bad sign (I was accepted)." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good school but location sucks not really diverse and no hospital nearby?? whaaa????" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quinnipiac seems like a great school - because they do not conduct their own research, the faculty are devoted 100% to the students and ensuring their success. The class sizes are small and tight-knit, and it seems that there is no stressful competition between students. The curriculum is organ-based, which many medical schools are transitioning to, and unlike some other schools they seem to be well transitioned to this curriculum. The students seem completely happy with the school- they really didn't have anything negative to say. The only negative I can see is the commuter campus aspect- there is no student housing, although they do help you to find people to live with and suggest housing options. And because they are not associated with just one hospital, you will have to drive to your clinical sites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a great day. I am highly impressed!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Such delightful people" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the capstone research project isn't exactly the traditional basic science research opportunity at this point unless you manage a position at Yale or nearby lab (which is doable but difficult)...majority of lit review/observation/clinical capstones from what I understand. Maybe plan to build a lab in the future, but that is also not the focus of this school. Community physicians seem to be the focus. Stellar place for those of that bent." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hope to hear good news, will definitely matriculate!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I believe that it does take a patient and creative sort of mind to be a student here-there are lots of things they are figuring out as a new school, but it allows for a lot of flexibility and allows students to establish and create many venues that will be sustained." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd go here, but I'd prefer a more established school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not be afraid of the program's youth or the "primary care focus." I don't think either of these things will hold anyone back at Quinnipiac." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's a long day so make sure you have everything you need with you - lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a lovely day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty building, cheerful students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive! It really allays any of my fears that going to a new school would be detrimental." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive experience overall" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has amazing facilities, and though it is new, I get the feeling that the students will be very successful in terms of matching and becoming great physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers want to have a conversation with you, so relax and let your passion come through" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are definitely positives and negatives if you choose to be part of a charter class. It is very exciting but also poses challenges. The faculty were all very honest about this sentiment. Ultimately I think this will be a great school, and the challenges are opportunities!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 22
Faculty member 3
Admissions staff 1
Other 3

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 24
Neutral 4
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 2
Out of state 25

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 3
2-3 hours 8
4-6 hours 6
7+ hours 10

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 11
Automobile 13
Train or subway 2
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 8
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 4
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 0
$501+ 7

What airport did you use?

Boston

Hartford Airport

Boston Logan

BDL

Bradley

Philadelphia, New Haven, Laguardia

Bradley International in Hartford

Bradley International

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 5
Hotel 11
Home 6
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.03 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.56 32

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.19 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 32

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.38 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"get more POC!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you are doing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very pleasant and enthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, you are wonderful!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let me in" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work, it was a wonderful interview day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, you guys are great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - everyone was very kind and helpful on interview day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, you are all doing excellently!" More from this Member | Report Response

"keep it up" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please include more curriculum information on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Doing a great job! They are very accommodating!" More from this Member | Report Response

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