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  • The Commonwealth Medical College
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Scranton
Individual Feedback 2 43 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 36
Negatively 0
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.77 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 43

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 1
30 minutes 12
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 7
50 minutes 2
55 minutes 3
60+ minutes 17

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 41
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 40
In a group 3

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 32
Closed file 11

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.91 43

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

"Why switch from your current career path to becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your involvements in your organizations." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you demonstrate resiliency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD? Why not DO or PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why TCMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"how to keep medical students in the NEPA area after graduation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how your position at a current job you have relates to a physician an athlete plays (either basketball, baseball or football)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a healthcare problem in northeastern Pennsylvania. How would you address it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of the five quailities you feel a physician should possess is most important to you? (reference to secondary application essay)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be one kitchen appliance, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience with team work, both in athletics and in the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I liked about my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us about one clinical experience that stands out in your mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the factors I am considering when choosing a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not PhD or MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you interested in TCMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What connection do you have to north eastern Pennsylvania?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want us to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a strength/weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why family medicine, especially as many people know to use it as a buzz word to get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you describe the clinical experiences you've had?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is a negative shadowing experience you have had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you talk about your previous work experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to school in NEPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else is there on your app that we have not discussed that I can bring to the ADCOM" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did I know about the NEPA area and its patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you'd like the location?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you move from California all the way out here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your interest in community service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a significant patient interaction you've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one concern you have about the future of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your studies in Anthropology affect your opinion of medicial training?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you change your career path?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the medical problems in NEPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you bring change abroad to Europe (from my personal statement)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were my favorite and least favorite classes and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about these less than stellar grades..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"In work in the hospital, what was the most interesting case/patient you came across?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Do you intend on continuing volunteer work once in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Geisinger" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think *specific experience and lesson learned* will be applicable to a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle difficult patients and scenarios?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What way can you see yourself helping the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I look for in volunteer experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have any research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About something on my CV" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the way you work in a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about TCMC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in a specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be one zoo animal, which would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relax?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 8 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the healthcare reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you anticipate being the biggest challenge of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How are you with balancing a difficult schedule?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I wanted to live in PA for the rest of my life" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your favorite non-major class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think that you would be interested in primary care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions/thoughts concerning the healthcare debate/reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current state of health care? How would you improve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In reference to your personal statement, how much do you know about the hormone you were taking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question, can't remember the exact scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your past as a firefighter will affect how you are as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How's your mom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the hardest part about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about your path, beginning from high school to where you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked me to talk about my favorite class" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of health care system do you think is the best?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you go if you could travel anywhere in the world and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer shared two very personal stories from his own life and then asked follow-up questions based on what I would do in similar situations" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to know about us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you won $100,000 what would you spend it on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About a class I took." More from this Member | Report Response

"So how did you get interested in ------? (Activity from primary)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Neuroscience? (My major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"At this point, do you know what kind of physician you would like to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think medical students should be trained to deal with cultural diversity? (Based on my undergrad. studies)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your ideal view of the dynamic between physician and community." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like us to ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think primary care means?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really enjoyed the ethical questions- we had really interesting discussions about the situations they asked about." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the top 3 problems in health care in your opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about your path, beginning from high school to where you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge that patients face when entering healthcare setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about working in groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there is a physician shortage in NEPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as #13" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe something significant you learned while traveling somewhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really too difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what you think the day of a typical medical student here is like." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly difficult - except my interviewer was a faculty member who did most of the talking and was rambling about random stuff. He didn't really ask me questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer asked me to tell him about myself, which was the hardest question he asked. And if you practice how to answer that, which I did, it's not that difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on healthcare reform? What are its negatives? What should be done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the health issues of Northeastern PA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What cause would you pick: Alzheimer's or childhood obesity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I improve about myself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"He referred to a article he read in the past and asked me what I thought the "art of the patient" is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me to respond to a statement that was in one of my recommendation letters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to X school (alma mater)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current healthcare bill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A hypothetical follow-up question based on the answer I gave to the healthcare debate/reform question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational, and none of the questions were difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you crystallize that protein?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

"SDN, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed application, researched healthcare problems in PA" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, research most coming interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over my own application, topics affecting healthcare, the schools mission and values. I would suggest looking over issues affecting Scranton PA specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, reviewed primary/secondary, mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school, mission and values, read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"friends, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"TCMC Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my primary/secondary inside out, really tried to understand their mission as it related to my app/personal goals." More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on NEPA and looked at previous questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my personal statement and secondary, reviewed the ACA, learned about public health issues that Northeastern PA is dealing with, reviewed the Commonwealth website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed sdn feedback, read an interview book with lots of questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, researching the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed primary and secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced / reviewed resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my file and secondary. Read up on school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and a mock interview with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my application, emailed a current student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor, looked over TCMC's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, re-read my secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this forum and had practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice Interview, Reading the schools website, talking to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed website, dean's blog, AMCAS, secondary essay, and SDN forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really, but I don't think that it influenced the interview. I think that it helped me to be more like myself and just talk rather than reciting answers that I had reviewed so many times." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, the schools website (including informational videos and the dean's blog), and a mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked that their website and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my app and statement, mock interviews, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read mission statement/values, went over current state of healthcare, and reviewed my own application" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"Personalized, cooperative learning environment where the faculty are extremely passionate about teaching." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty was so kind, enthusiastic, and were really focused on convincing you to choose Geisinger" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students didn’t really have anything bad to say about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities and how lax the atmosphere of the interview day was." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the students seemed really happy with their choice to study there. The school is very receptive to student input which I liked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere. Current students' attitudes." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I met from the school were all very personable and down-to-earth" More from this Member | Report Response

"The brand new, state-of-the-art facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are the nicest that I've seen with a brand new building, and everyone was really nice and enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the faculty/staff/students. Definitely got the vibe that they are a close knit family community." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students were all very positive about the school and their experiences there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and innovative curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The small, close-knit student body as well as unique patient experiences student get in their first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"How welcoming everyone I met was! How laid back my faculty interviewer was. She was hilarious!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, friendliness of admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"brand new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and the friendliness of the community. Oh, and the cookies--can't forget those." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the enthusiasm of the faculty and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were very warm and engaging. The interview felt very conversational, which was their intention." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities. The admissions staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the facilities and how community-oriented the school is" More from this Member | Report Response

"members of admission staff were really really nice, new building/facilities were stunning" More from this Member | Report Response

"buildings were nice; had good thai food in the area" More from this Member | Report Response

"Longitudinal integrated curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers do not look at your GPA or MCAT score. They only read your AMCAS personal statement and secondary application. The students and interviewers are very friendly and welcoming. They act as if you are already accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the entire staff tries to make you calm down and feel relaxed. They really just want to get to know you as a person so they want you to relax while you are there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building will be open by the time the class of 2015 arrives. Mission is great and curriculum seems really innovative. Faculty is very enthusiastic about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"I realy liked the focus on community." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools commitment to its students and their opinions. The new buildings the school is constructing are going to be lovely." More from this Member | Report Response

"Impressed by the commitment of the school to the community, the innovative and iterative learning process, and the upcoming facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The organization of the day and the admissions office. The people at this school are very passionate about medical education and very positive about the practice of medicine and its future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. The passion of all the staff, faculty, and students to carry out their mission blew me away. They are implementing some truly cutting edge curriculum changes. They are completely dedicated to the success of their students. The students themselves - I could see myself being friends with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum seems like it will be very successful. I loved how the class size will be small for the next couple years, and that the students work in small groups, and do clinical research." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much influence the students have on changing/improving their curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dedication and friendliness of the admissions staff and faculty. They all seemed genuinely excited and happy about their school. Also, the anatomy lab is brand new and amazing (not smelly!) The students seemed to be happy, as well." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The annoyingly long diversity lecture. Bad way to start the whole day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location & weather. Apparently the sun doesn't shine much and overcast weather is normal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Seemed like everything was rushed and I received contradicting answers to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, surprisingly. Came in expecting Scranton to be some rinky-dink small college town and it surpassed all my expectations." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are a relatively new program, so they are still changing a lot of their curriculum which makes me nervous especially as it pertains to performance on standardized exams throughout medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer focused so much on my research I didn't get to talk about other parts of my resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch didn't have more than water to drink" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area the school is located in doesn't seem like the most exciting place." More from this Member | Report Response

"In all honesty, the lunch was quite subpar." More from this Member | Report Response

"the school isn't attached to a hospital as is the case with other schools. The presenter of the power-point session on the school and its curriculum was very monotone and unenthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"The way my student interviewer did not smile." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students we ate lunch with weren't too enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"no dedicated time to study for step 1" More from this Member | Report Response

"Odd vibe from some of the students, which I (perhaps incorrectly) interpreted as disinterest in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a strange interviewer. He mostly talked about himself. If the interview lasted for 30 minutes, he talked for 20 and I talked for 10." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library at this school is very small, but since it is new, the architecture of the building is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The M1 tour guides were not extremely peppy, excited about their school, or helpful. The student interviewer seemed disinterested. The faculty interviewer was more interested in selling the school's primary care agenda than learning about me as an applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"How necessary a car is if you go to TCMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"it's scranton, amount you'd have to drive and travel for rotations in third year" More from this Member | Report Response

"they are on probation" More from this Member | Report Response

"No address on probation/accreditation and no financial workshop." More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of applicants/students accepted in-state vs out-of-state" More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't get to have lunch with the students (I think they had something else going on), but it would have been nice to hear their opinions about the school. The students we met during the panel seemed pretty neutral about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"THe buildings were not great, but one is under construction and will open in the spring." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sadly, though Scranton is a great town I'm sure, it is very rural and on the small side. Personal choice. Also, the possibility of no access to federal loans for the first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm used to bigger cities, so Scranton seemed a little small for me. However, it seems as though the community is really involved in and excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"New building won't be finished until spring 2012. Current facilities (but definitely state of the art) are in a community college building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The current facilities are in part of a community college and are very limited. The student panel mentioned that they didn't have a student lounge or anywhere to congregate and relax. Also, the student tour guide said that there wasn't much research going on at yet." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My student interviewer only asked me 4 questions and I had to carry the rest of the conversation for the remaining 20min" More from this Member | Report Response

"Grading structure, attendance policy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their community services programs (i.e. REACH HEI)" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the tour was after the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to actually get to the parking lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"you will be divided into one of three regional campus for your last 2 years- you will not necessarily remain in Scranton for all 4 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known I was going to such a small town in the middle of nowhere." More from this Member | Report Response

"More about their curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking is difficult to find" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had learned more about the curriculum. I talked about it some during my interview, only to later realize I knew next to nothing about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would first be a faculty interview and then a student interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview with the medical student was more challenging than the one with the faculty member. The med student seemed more nervous than me. Also, the interviews were done first, which I liked. You could just devote the rest of the day to enjoying the school and its students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is over by 3 pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my student interviewer would grill me" More from this Member | Report Response

"they are very proud of the LIC. interviewers dont know mcat or gpa" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the school was on probation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bad parking situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many hills there were. Do not wear heels unless they are extremely comfortable and you can walk up and down steep hills in them." More from this Member | Report Response

"It is difficult to find parking on campus. The tour of campus was a video tour, so we didn't have to worry about going outside in the rain/snow." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to walk up and down a large hill to the construction site of the school-I'm a girl so in my heels this was a slight challenge." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the building. I made it on time but others seem to have trouble finding it." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews can be right after lunch and that you will have an opportunity to eat after your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"That so many of the streets in Scranton are one way, had to loop back around a couple times!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was wearing black and white. I had on purple" More from this Member | Report Response

"how low stress it was" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything was great besides the diversity lecture. The woman giving it seem quite full of herself and said the same crap over and over again." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I'd be really happy going to school here because of the quality of the education. Their mission isn't just something they say they care about but there's a strong sense that the faculty lives and dies by it. Geisinger also has a strong network throughout the region. I do not, however, love the location of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clean and new facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school - very impressive! Lots of changes going on since it's a newer school, but they are doing a lot of great things" More from this Member | Report Response

"great chill interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was very relaxed and I was extremely impressed by the school. TCMC wasn't very high on my list before interviewing, but afterwards it was my #1 choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school. Interviewed at a few placed beforehand but none impressed me as much as TCMC did. Even though they are new, they are definitely going places." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice but I don't know if I could live somewhere so quiet. On the flip side it felt very safe!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like this school is still getting on their feet. I think they'll be very good!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful facility, friendly students and staff. Very community oriented." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very laid-back. It's difficult to remember specific questions, looking back, because they were so conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great school. I was skeptical about Scranton, but it's actually a lovely city. The people are wonderful and very enthusiastic about the medical school. Really great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really nice building. Faculty were wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a very good school. If you have an interview here, just be yourself. The faculty and students are nice, and they do their best to make you feel at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are in the morning, lunch is provided, some hotels offer corporate rates for TCMC interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"know your personal statement and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff is extremely friendly. They make you feel very welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was extremely conversational. They only asked me one tough question. It was not stressful by any means. Some of the other students said that they were asked many of the questions that are posted on this forum. It really depends on who interviews you. Some people were asked ethical questions and what they would do in a particular situation. Another student was asked to describe herself in three words. Don't get too worried about it just be prepared and you will be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Liked TCMC a lot. Great mission. Great commitment. And think it has an educational model that is a necessary addition to the medical school system in the US. Also, students seemed so relaxed and happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice interview day and great school, just in not the most accessible locations for OOS candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"This school is definitely going exciting places. If you have drive and want to be involved in shaping the future of a medical school, this is the place to be. Can't wait to see what happens to them over the next couple years!" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the other posters in the interview feedback said that the new building would be ready in 2012, but I think we were told that the building would be done in late spring of 2011. So if we were part of the 2014 class, we would get the building starting in the fall of our second year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very personalized attention. Faculty is going to make personal phone calls for residency placement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoy, it was a fun day!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is two faculty members with one interviewee. One is basic science, and one is clinical faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 32
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 5
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 29
Neutral 9
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 40

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 22
Out of state 16

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 13
4-6 hours 12
7+ hours 9

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 6
Automobile 31
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 14
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 0
$401-$500 2
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Wilkes-Barres

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport

scranton/wilkes-barre airport

Philadelphia

Wilkes-Barre

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 2
Friends or family 3
Hotel 25
Home 3
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.16 43

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
4.72 43

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
4.63 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.93 43

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.77 43

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.86 43

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Get back to us quicker than 6-8 weeks (If you can!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Presenter stated information that contradicted what students said later on tour. It was confusing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better presenter/speaker for curriculum overview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lets the applicants know when the adcom is meeting and offer better lunch options." More from this Member | Report Response

"None in all honesty." More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - it was a good interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a contact number for the day of, the number listed in the email was for a person not in the office regularly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I suggest they consider moving to a rolling type of admissions rather than block admissions. It is nice to know what day you will hear back from them, but it is stressful as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide interviewers with more information about applicants (ex. AMCAS activities)." More from this Member | Report Response

"shrink the length of the orientation/presentation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Provide a financial workshop during the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should go back to rolling admissions because the new bulk admission on three possible dates is very stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Delicious turkey sandwiches, though I wish there was another side besides soup. Definitely a little hungry by the time the interview came around." More from this Member | Report Response

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