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  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Caguas
Individual Feedback 1 5 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 4
Negatively 0
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
6.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.60 5

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 1
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 0
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 2

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 4
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 0
In a group 4

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 2
Closed file 2

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.25 4

What was the most interesting question?

"Hypothetical patient scenario: 3 patients needing a heart (15, 35, and 85 years old), 2 hearts. Who do you save and why? Twist after first answer: 15 year old is a drug addict. How does that change your answer and why? Twist after second answer: 35 year old is HIV+. How does that change your answer and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the major reason behind obesity, chronic diseases? I forgot how the question was framed but I said socioeconomic factors." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient was convienced that a plant can cure his disease, how would you tell him that your prescriptions would work better?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you over other candidates? (They were wanting to see how you sell yourself, for what makes you different to other applicants, what makes you unique, all in a confident but not arrogant way.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"For me, was trying to convince them that my Spanish is not that bad and will be improved!" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Contacted some people who attended this school and asked for input and feedback. I also did a basic online search of the most common medical school interview questions and was able to anticipate and prepare for every question they asked, except the hypothetical scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview Feedback and School Specific Discussions. Also Rosetta Stone to try and improve my Spanish." More from this Member | Report Response

"SJB SOM website, Mock interviews, newspapers, articles from undergrad health proffesions advising office, and last but not least by praying" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"From the outside it looks like a very humble building, but once you get to tour the facilities it is as hi-tech and up-to-date as other medical school I've seen." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions and Students and faculty are really nice. School is connected right next the hospital. Class size is small, 60 students per class. med students said they really feel like a family." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm and love for medicine that the student who gave me a tour of the facilities showed." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library is not open 24 hours, but they have study rooms that you can use instead. Also, traffic was busy coming in and leaving the school, but remember that it's an urban area, so plan ahead and give yourself enough time." More from this Member | Report Response

"School facilities are basically ancient compared to other schools. And it is just a med school, meaning it's not attached to a big university. But that could also be a positive thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are not the most impressive. It is a pretty small and humble campus" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to pay for parking since you park in the hospital visitors parking area." More from this Member | Report Response

"That google maps and my iphone would fail me in getting around the island. Get a GPS if you can afford it, otherwise have phone #s on hand and be prepared to call people when you are lost. On the plus side, I saw parts of the island I wasn't planning on seeing lol" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with the school overall. The students seem to enjoy the small school environment and seem close to the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't like the group format. Makes you doubt if you should talk as much as the other interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself!!! If you really love medicine that is the only way of showing it. Also, your Spanish has to be pretty good. They informed me that most classes are in Spanish" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 4
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 4
Neutral 0
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 4

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 1
Out of state 3

What was your total time spent traveling?

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 2
Automobile 2
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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

What airport did you use?

San Juan

SJU

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 0
Friends or family 1
Hotel 2
Home 0
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Would you recommend the hotel?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.40 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 5

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 5

0 = low, 10 = high

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