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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
Individual Feedback 5 106 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 92
Negatively 3
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.40 101

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.97 70

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.17 59

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 57
30 minutes 43
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 4

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 106
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 105
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 95
Closed file 9

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
3.18 106

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

"all based on my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of a hospital did you work at? How many beds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were some of the qualities of physicians you worked with?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Where are you in life?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What steered you towards medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a reapplicant, how have you improved your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a major reason patients have trouble with healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristic do you think successful physicians share?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience. (from my primary application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAB? (I'm from Tennessee)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about: Volunteer work, how it affected me, what I learned from it, what kind of doctor I wanted to be, what specific event made me interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you decide to choose medicine instead of the family agriculture business?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you involvement with (enter volunteer activity)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me about your three best friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about.....(specific element of my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were trapped on a desert island, what 5 items would you bring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your decision to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why Med School?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a lot of veterinary experience: What are the differences in veterinary medicine and human medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (By all 4 interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"See ''most difficult question''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research, papers, and presentations." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are a few words your mother would use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Why do you want to do medicine. Fill in the Blank: You are most like you mother in that you are ________. You are most like your father in that you are ________." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are 3 of your strengths and 1 weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't actually remember specific questions, all the interviews were more like conversations, and the interviewers asked me questions about the activities i wrote about (one interviewer had all my info, and the 2 others only had titles of activities, so i explained them)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What career would you seek out if all the medical schools were to close?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your decision to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk me through your past history. (all 3 interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a sense of the timeline of your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three of your strengths and one weakness." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 strengths and 1 weakness of yours." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself; is there anything that we havent talked about that you want to discuss?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 qualities that will make you a good doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your motivation for pursuing a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some pressing problems in US health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What areas of academic medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you want to legalize marijuana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your greatest failure." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare yourself with an apple?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your medical experience? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be comfortable being assisted/tutored by a younger student? I am a 31 year old practicing attorney." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to get away from the stresses of your job? Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your application. Give me 2 strengths and a weakness about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend UAB's medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you like to do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could sit down with one person in history, who and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities demonstrate your commitment to service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I could erase anything on my transcript what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the normal stuff...why medicine, why UAB, what do you do for fun, what clinical experiences have you had" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your clinical experiences (everyone asked this and the other 2 questions below)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strenghts/weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself in 10 years? Most (95%) of the questions related to what I put on my application; this interview was more like a conversation than an interview- extremely enjoyable! " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the research project in which you participated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you read any books this summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you think medicine will be facing in the next ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you lie on your essay by saying that you went to a "top ranked" undergraduate school? (School was ranked #1 by US News and World Report while I was attending. Interviewer disagreed.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss some of the current problems in healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

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

" Tell me what you have been doing since you graduated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of studying? Have you been involved with your community? Tell me more about your clinical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAB? Why Alabama? (These questions are important to them)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about yourself (b/c hadn't read application yet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 worst traits" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to commit to a specialty today, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if medical school admissions were suspended for the next three years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if there was no health fields at all?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why are you interested in pursuing medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe your meaningful shadowing experiences and any insights into the doctor-patient relationship you have made." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Tell me about activity X (from my primary/secondary app)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any Interest in research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the doctor-patient relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one situation that happened where there was communication problem at the doctors office (where I shadowed)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you change about your childhood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ...(your AMCAS experiences)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about: research (details), guitar playing, shadowing, what I did as an undergrad, what else do I need to know about u." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you choose to enter medicine and why UAB?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you publication in cancer journal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your reasons for wanting to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the aforementioned friends would describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics do you have that will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Explain your research. (By most of the interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Start at the beginning and tell me how you got here." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name one of your weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you do differently so that your MCAT improved so much? (Asked by all three interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this ____(weakness)on your transcript/application. Tell me about your EMT-B experience. Tell me about a time where you have empathized with someone. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there an experience that has had more influence than others on your decision to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteer work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If all the medical schools were closed, what would be your next choice career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your volunteer activities/clinical experience and how this has influenced you to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you explain your high MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of campus involvement did you have at your undergratuate college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"1 thing you would change ab your personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your best quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had and how do they shape your career goals?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about [the weakest spot on my application]." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your enemies say was the quality they hated most about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had to console someone emotionally?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your biggest fears about a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you did not get into medical school (and did not return to your legal career)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you will be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your MCAT score so drastically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. "Failure" and "What if" questions from above." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your trip to Guatemala." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why UAB?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest achievement of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about family practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does medicine complete me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were talking about problems in the emergency room and he asked me what I would do to solve them..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain low grades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAB? Where else have you applied? How many other interviews have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How you describe yourself? What are three of your strengths? What is one of your weaknesses? Name a time when you have failed. This interview was also very pleasant though- very conversational! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Pierre-Robin sequence." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are a few of your postive/negative character traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're already an EMT, why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be the reason why we wouldn't accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What past experience most demonstrates your altruistic nature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to leave your current career and enter medical school? (2nd career nontrad student)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most important traits of a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical or research experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will your sister say is your worst quality....how can that be a good thing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What, in your opinion, is the difference between a physician and a scientist? (My interviewer argued that there isn't any difference... this ended up being the bulk of my interview with him)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your personal statement, a lot of the discussion comes from this and your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? What experiences have you had. Tell me about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about some topics affecting health care today." More from this Member | Report Response

"where were you when the events of 9-11-01 occured? how did it make you feel?" More from this Member | Report Response

"something you regret" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some ethical issues that you would like to talk about in the health industry? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what is the current treatment for ____ (disease in my research activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you want me to tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you get to where you are now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What, in my opinion, is the most important aspect of the doctor-patient relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the tumbling team." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ... (asked about activities from my AMCAS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything that you want to tell us about yourself that you haven't yet been able to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about: Where Im from, church, research, job shadowing and what I learned, volunteer work and how it affected me, Phillies or Yankees, Alabama football, high school activities, Greek activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How involved were you with your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your shadowing and volunteer experiences influenced your view of the doctor-patient relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you would want to change about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your public health education and practice relate to the field of medicine? [I am an epidemiologist]" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the first thing that pops into your mind when I say hard work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You realized at some point that you wanted to be a physician. Describe that process of discovery to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your medical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think we can fix the problem of escalating medical costs and the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who is the most influential figure in your life right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was travel, tell us about this or that, etc. True conversations. They all knew our files and seemed genuinely enthusiastic to be interviewing us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little bit about who you are" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to graduate school instead of coming directly to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty interests you, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else the admissions committee should know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun, to ''chill out.'' " More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine do you want to practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would your mother/friend describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a little about yourself. Think about this question alot, it's harder than it seems when you have to fit it in 30 seconds." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your mother say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"We are the richest country in the world, and yet we have (x number) of people in Alabama with no insurance and receiving substandard care. What do you think about that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do with your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what volunteer experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your medical-related experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"why UAB" More from this Member | Report Response

"all 3 asked ab Katrina, my personal statement, and lack of clinical experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Q: Do you have any questions for me? A: Uhhh... No. I think that's it! Doh!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me a good reason to place you in our class at UAB above everyone else today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which of your experiences has had the greatest impact on you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How is Alabama's football team looking this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have some not so great grades in college? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What can we do about health disparities in Alabama?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Talk to me about your shadowing experiences. Which one was the most significant in solidifying your decision to enter medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which campus do you think you'd thrive at?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest part of being a doctor the first few years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasnt asked this but its a good qstn : what makes you a better applicant than others....think about this one, dont come up with the obvious answers..keep it in mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else have you applied? Do you have any questions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Pick an issue that you have special knowledge in or have a particularly strong opinion on. I think this guy just wanted to sit an argue about something, and we did: all about healthcare. This was my only slightly irritating experience the entire day; luckily, I'm used to people who like to argue for the sake of arguing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as some major problems facing medicine in the near future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do feel that we should let you into our schoo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you've had to console someone who was hurting emotionally." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a situation in which you feel like you failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to make sure I know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine do you think you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you mean by "holistic" medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you see as the problems of medicine in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you participate in research here at UAB? Which area would you like to do research in? Why would you like to do that? How does that fit in to your goal of becoming a __________ (for me, it was emergency physician, but I imagine he could have asked this about any field of interest you may have mentioned)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to commit to a specialty today, what and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what was your high school like? (b/c I lived away from home to go to a better school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"physician assisted suicide" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the single most important non-academic leadership role you have taken." More from this Member | Report Response

"What of your extracurricular activities are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your PI best known for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your experience working with underserved groups?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever harmed anyone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What medical specialties have you considered going to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage to do so many different things?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a kitchen utensil, which kitchen utensil would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you have me tell the admissions committee on your behalf?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my research work and traveling experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to volunteer with hospice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I rather work as a doctor with adults or children and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most difficult part of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"Refer to question #1. Asked by two of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were to stand before the admissions committee and try to convince them to accept you what would I say?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the first thing that pops into your mind when I say hard work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting...just basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"In what order do you think/feel/act?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one word that your mother would use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers set up this lengthy scenario which basically ended up with me finding a genie and then asked me what my one wish would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"See most difficult. Otherwise, they were very general interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you found out you hated clinical practice? (I assumed he was fishing for mention of research, teaching, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did it take you so long to decide to become a physician? [I decided a few months before submitting my application]" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing terribly exciting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting. General interview questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you talk to your younger sister about birth control?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could eat dinner with anyone, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone alive or dead, who would it be? Also, if you could snap your fingers and be anywhere in the world any time of the year, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, I see you did X activity....how do we make our school more diverse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe in global warming? Do you think man is causing it? Are we out of time to do anything? Also, I went to a class and the professor asked me a question about the material he was covering. I guessed and got it right and was rewarded with a key chain. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a magic wand, what would you fix?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What most defines you and the person you have become? It can be an experience, a person, or an idea." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to bed tonight and wake up anywhere in the United States tomorrow, where would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if you think this is the career for you, and then once you're in med school you realize that it's not what you thought it would be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could pick two words for your motto, what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness that you think you possess?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were there for a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"If aliens were to come to earth and provide a cure for all the major human diseases, would you still want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a growing disparity between the number of family practice physicians in this country and the number of specialty physicians. The US needs more family practice doctors. How would you fix the problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your husband was coming home tonight for a special dinner, what would you cook for him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go anywhere in the U.S. for just one day at any time of the year, where would you go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time? (not an interesting question, but for everyone who's about to have their interviews, I know it helps to know as many of the questions as possible :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Unfortunately my interviewer did not ask any terribly interesting questions. He stated the comment areas on the eval form and asked me to emphasize things that he would be able to comment on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mike Shula is doing a good job down there at Bama isn't he?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were much more conversational and less a series of questions. I can't remember any questions that stand out as interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell me if I was a terminally-ill cancer patient in your care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of success? Follow up, do you think you have been successful? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your biggest fears regarding a career in medicine? (This is if you consider the question "How would you compare yourself to an apple?" to be a joke question... it WAS a joke question, right???)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be comfortable being assisted/tutored by a younger student? I am a 31 year old practicing attorney." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we do to improve health care in Alabama?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell what you would like me to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want to do with your life if med school wasn't an option?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a stressful situation in your life, how did you deal with it, what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging thing that has happened in your life and what did you do to overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no surprise questions asked. Mainly, the interviewer wanted to know my motivations for applying and why they should accept me to their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"If the mirror were turned around, what negative aspects about you would hurt you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you study for the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How technology is going to change medicine~ it came up in the conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's broomball?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like growing up on a farm?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could only pick one of the following issues to address, which would it be: prescription drugs for senior citizens, HIV drugs for countries that cannot afford them, or the cost of luxury drugs? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Pierre-Robin sequence?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were able to meet anyone from the past, who would it be and what would you talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you interact with patients in a way that reflected compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers started suggesting future directions for an extracurricular program I run....it was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me your thoughts on how doctors should react to patients that do not follow their orders/take meds, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing physicians in the next 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest thing about being a doctor? Problems in health care, cloning, stem cells" More from this Member | Report Response

"Cloning, stem cells" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you had contact with a patient in the ER that positively influenced your decision to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stranded on a desert island, what ten things would you bring?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your worst characteristic.......How can that sometimes be a good thing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your sister say is your worst characteristic? (After I gave my answer, he asked me how my worst characteristic could be a good thing) What would your brother say is your best characteristic? (Again, he asked me to turn my answer around and say how it could be a bad thing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something your mother would say about you, and what is something your brother would say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books had I read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When you applied to the University of Tennessee what did their secondary look like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not really that many questions, just had interesting, relaxed conversations with all three interviewers. They make it a point not to stress you out--interviews are just to find out more about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"how did you feel after 9-11-01?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just general questions about application and then just conversations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why 'bama?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your parents raise you so that you still want to talk to them and value their opinion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you want with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not sure, all were pretty good." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none, very very nice and conversational. Time goes quick!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have the stamina for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a time you were resilient" More from this Member | Report Response

"What insights have you made about the doctor-patient relationship?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was a time you harmed someone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did the patient-doctor interaction from shadowing X differ from shadowing Y?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See #1" More from this Member | Report Response

"A wildlife survival scenario." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you current thoughts/views on health care reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one situation that has impacted you the most." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe in your own words what I mean by a doctor/patient relationship." More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably #3. I didn't know what else to say. Honestly, all three of the interviewers were so congenial that I didn't feel like I was being interviewed at all. I could pretty much control what I wanted to talk about. It was on of those experiences that really make you feel confident in yourself when you leave. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did being an Eagle scout help you in every day life? (After talking about guitar) How do you think music could benefit medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that the healthcare reform bill will pass?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical or moral problem that you have encountered and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of them was really that difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you have a good heart?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems you see in the medical system and how would you solve them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no extremely difficult questions. Everything seemed appropriate." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had done some work in a CPAP clinic: How would you approach a parent and discuss their child's weight issue?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No very difficult questions. One out of four interviews was friendly but conversation was formal and forced. My other three were conversational and relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had bad grades one semester due to family problems, etc and was asked knowing what I know now, and how my GPA was affected, would I go back and change anything." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, when you get in everywhere, where will you choose? (How does one answer a question which presumes something which ain't gonna happen!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain my research, publications, and presentations in detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think your high school had such a high incidence of teen pregnancy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you make the HPV vaccine mandatory for young females? Also, there is a shortage of primary care physicians, what would do to fix this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't get accepted this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I know you've been around medicine for a while (my parents are physicians), but tell me about the first experience that made you realize that medicine really was for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If all diseases were cured what would you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No really difficult questions...I guess one could be, ''Tell me something that you took away with you after volunteering at a charity hospital that summer.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some questions about the weaknesses on my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the sexual assault scandal that occurred at your school in 2003. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm from New Orleans and particularly questions about Katrina." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are x number of people in the US without health insurance. What should we do about this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on providing the HPV vaccine? Should it be required? Should it be paid for by the government or the family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The follow-up to the above, in which the interviewer aggresively advocated a socialized medicine model, while I argued against it and also tried to incorporate the prior family medicine changes at the same time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most important clinical experience? (I have several.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have lunch with one person, alive or dead, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about something that you did that didn't turn out the way you expected it to." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you think of the game last night?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What invention over the last 50 years has most impacted health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind here, all questions seemed relevant and focused." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about your shadowing/medical experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell me if I was a terminally-ill cancer patient in your care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your greatest failure" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too tough, it was more conversational than anything else. Maybe "What one thing would you erase from your transcript if you could?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get into medical school (and did not return to your legal career)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I ask you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you consider to me your best and worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same question " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me of a specific situation in which you felt like a failure and how you responded to that." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing, really. All questions were typical, "to be expected" sort of questions.Perhaps, if I could pick one it would be "Tell me about yourself?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation and how I handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you see yourself ideally in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the duration of your extracurricular activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I knew I wanted to return to Alabama, why did I leave the state for a college education? What did Georgia offer that the University of Alabama did not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, just answer with what you believe in, don't sound contrived " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you do more shadowing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As an older student, how will you handle the long hours required for rotations and residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you do more shadowing of physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many Americans are currently living without health insurance? (This from the guy who told me that he was going to be my easiest interviewer! Needless to say, he was far from it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you ethically justify spending so much money on treatments for rare diseases when you can cure so many other people for the same amount?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a stressful situation you encountered and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"When do you think you should ever lie to a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you feel like you failed at something." More from this Member | Report Response

"As an out-of-state student, why should we take you as opposed to someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it is ok for doctors to lie to/keep information from their patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why did you lie on your application?" (Interviewer did not agree with one of my statements in my essay.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing you don't want me to see in your application? What would your friends criticize you about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a situation when you show compassion/empathy to someone other than your friends or family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does the United States have such a high infant mortality rate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient dies do you regard that as failure on the physician's part?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer drilled me on my personal statement. It wasn't "difficult" per say, but it was a bit nerve-racking. He even began one question with "I'm going to challenge a statement you made in your personal statement". None of the questions, however, were all that difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me 3 of your worst qualities and 3 of your best qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you considered going to graduate school? (WHAT?)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what 3 words would your best friend use to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Physician assisted suicide" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. All the questions were pretty straightforward. Most were about myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think we should do about the working people with no health insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing in medicine that scares you the most about entering it?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Sdn, other interviews, read application and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN Interview Feedback Section," More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepared answers for common questions. Reviewed common questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, sdn interview feedback, looked over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"I practiced every night with a friend in preparation for my interview, video recording my answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ran through sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read primary / secondary applications and practiced possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over SDN reviews, looked over secondary/ primary, practiced questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary/secondary application and the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review other questions, review my PS, review my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Average" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my primary/secondary application. Read over questions on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked over my secondary application and checked out the UASOM website a little bit. I also had a pre-professional practice interview at my undergrad university. Plus I rocked out to some tunes before, did my devotional, and called my best friend. It's important to unwind right before, especially if you get anxious about these sorts of things (like me). I really didn't do any hardcore preparation. Be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read every question on this site for UAB and made a Q and A sheet. Listen to stuff u should know podcast and this american life podcast on health reform and read about it in the economist. Knew my AMCAS stuff backwards and forwards and knew every aspect of my research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my primary and secondary applications, read SDN interviews, thought of answers to the most common questions asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over AMCAS, went over secondary application, read their website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Review all possible questions and prepare answers for all, practice interviewing, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview videos on youtube,went over potential questions and how i would answer them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied my AMCAS and supplement application, read everything on the UAB website, did some personal reflection." More from this Member | Report Response

"Consulted SDN, googled interview questions, and read over my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Googled "medical school interview questions" and looked through those, read interview feedback here, talked to friends at the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS materials" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, checked the UAB website, mock interview with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UAB website, talking to some students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, wrote down possible questions and answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read past posts about UAB here, reviewed primary and secondary, read the school's mission statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, read my responses to secondaries, sacrificed a goat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviews my AMCAS application and my undergraduate reserach notes. It helps to review school information also to develope conversation in interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, visited the school last year, read interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made up mock interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read personal statement, secondary app., this website, current newspaper articles." More from this Member | Report Response

"Application, UAB website, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interviews, read their website (reading the ''State of the School'' address and referencing seemed to really impress one of the interviewers), read books/websites/journals about healthcare coverage" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read current issues in medicine on AAMC website, looked over statement of purpose." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, googled ''medical school interview questions'' and practiced, UAB's website, brushed up on recent health insurance policies (some people did get that question), reread my applications, essay, and research papers." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other Interview books/websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed appl materials, used practice questions from SDN, talked to friend who attends UAB." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, reread app and essays, refresh on underg research, listen to NEJM podcasts, news..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread application, studentdoctor.net, political stances on healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"reread application, created a list of sample questions and answers, read news" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading this website, reviewing my AMCAS application, talking with friends who had already interviewed there" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review AMCAS and secondary application, UASOM website, newspapers and NPR for current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread secondary and AMCAS app, school's webpage" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, read up on current health care issues, uab website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application materials (which was good because one interviewer asked questions based on the AMCAS essay), researched the school, read up on current health issues (it made me feel more confidant going in, but they didn't ask me any questions in this area)" More from this Member | Report Response

"list of possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UAB website, tried to keep up to date on current health issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sleep..." More from this Member | Report Response

"student-doctor interview feedback, school website, read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor, other websites that listed questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read over my application, letter, etc, read some medical issues books, followed the news carefully for 2 months prior to the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, Flashcards of topics to hit for possible questions (made on set before all interviews) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over SDN interview feedback and my own application, and the UAB website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS application. Went over checklist of possible questions. Reviewed school website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read articles about the practice of medicine, healthcare, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read UASOM fact sheet (on website), went over application, read a liitle on HMO's and PPO's etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on UASOM, read SDN, read over personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"web-site, reveiwed app." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my amcas application and made sure that i knew my application really well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read over application, prepared for the usual questions in advance" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, read about uab, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read AMCAS, secondary, interview book, and prepared with mentor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read student doctor, searched internet, re-read my application, explored school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Study the school and the profession to build confidence. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and reviewed my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, thought about some of the most asked questions, studied for a test for the day after" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UASOM website, AMCAS application, Talked to students who already had interviews there" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, did research on Alabama health issues, statistics, read up on current health issues in the news." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, UAB website, prepared for the standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tried to keep up with current events on cnn.com/health and browsed the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, Answered sample questions in a med school application book" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my file and got enough sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview experiences from the student doctor network and read my personal statement the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, read my AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"read this website, went over potential questions, read my amcas application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my AMCAS and secondary app. Talked to current UAB med students about their interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, website, reviewed app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked friends in med school about their interviews, SDN, read a little about health care, read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN Interview Feedback and UAB website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read this site and reviewed current issues in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at UAB website,this website and read over personal statement. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, MSAR" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, went over my essays, relaxed and watched TV the night before" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had two interviews on the two previous days, that was practice enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview at USA day before, interview feedback, read application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, was my first one" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read student feedback, read a book on health care issues, reviewed my applications. They're open file, so know your own stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at lots of sites, like SDN and interviewfeedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to interviewfeedback.com, as well as other sites like this one." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"prestige without cockiness" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is extremely customizable. There are tons of research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical opportunities/sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone's very friendly and the facilities seem very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with how student-centered this school is. They ask for feedback from students, and then immediately make changes to the school to fit what the students request. They also emphasize a great work-life balance, and the school is a very low-stress environment overall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The attitude of the students during the provided lunch. The current med students were very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low pressure interviews, school's facilities and reputation, friendliness of med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of 2 of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all incredibly nice, and the interview itself was very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall conversational nature of the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the students, the affiliated hospitals, and the clinical" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly and all the interviews knew specifics about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people. My first interviewer told me that he could tell I had put my heart into my personal statement and into the secondary essays. It meant a lot to me that he had read them in detail, since I worked so much on them. The second and third interviewers also went out of their way to get to know me and convey that they were glad I was there. On another note, I'm kinda an art kid at heart, so the interior design of the building impressed me. (kinda weird, I know.) It's a really aesthetically pleasing place compared to a lot of the other schools and hospitals. A good learning environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Super Laid back and nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every one was very laid back, nice, and seemed to just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the UAB faculty and staff. Also, the students genuinely seemed to like the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How well the interview flowed; how excited everyone was about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the staff and the response time until I was accepted (only one week)!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff, the low-stress environment, the med students who gave us the tour were great, great facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Professionalism of admissions staff, size and quality of medical education facilities, the expansive health care infrastructure in Birmingham, the comments from current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers work to make you feel absolutely comfortable. The facilities were also extensive and modern." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and really tried to relax us. The hospital system is very extensive and they are constantly trying to improve the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid-back interview style" More from this Member | Report Response

"New building looks awesome. The students were very helpful and friendly, and admissions staff was on top of their game and very helpful. The interviewers were very relaxed, and it was not hard to talk to them at all. This was my first interview, so I'm glad that it went so well." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything. The students and faculty were genuinely friendly, the facilites were amazing, and everything about the day is pretty laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere and the lunch session with current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities. Research money. Beautiful campus and nice surrounding area. Weather. Notified of acceptance <2 weeks later, also." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone made an effort to keep the environment relaxed and calm." More from this Member | Report Response

"They clearly care about their students. Facilities and faculty are top-notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked how relaxed the interviews were. You can relax and be yourself. Just don't worry and the interview will go smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the students, and most of all, the faculty. The area was beautiful, and I could honestly see myself attending school there. My interviewers were awesome! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff, the physicians, and the students were all very pleasant and encouraging. " More from this Member | Report Response

"interactions with UAB personnel, students, and fellow interviewees; well-organized; interview rooms are close together." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the medical campus. HUGE! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the students; new, beautiful facilities; how easy going/interesting the interviewers were; enthusiasm of the students to meet the interviewees and stay in contact if we had questions; better than I expected match list" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty, interviewers, and current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The M4 that lead our tour was very helpful and had nothing but incredible things to say about the school. It seemed to have given him the education, experience, and contacts he needs to land him whatever residency he wants." More from this Member | Report Response

"The low level of stress during the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was very organized and well put-together. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students at UAB are very nice and friendly. The interviews were not stressful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone there, not just the students and faculty, but the group of interviewees that were also present. It says alot about the type of people they potentially want in their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seem to really like the school; the facitilies are very nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, the enthusiasm of the med students that we met, the enthusiasm of one of my interviewers about the new systems-based curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly, the interview process was well organized and ran smoothly, and the student tour gave us a good opportunity to interact with students other than the hand picked tour guide - and they also were very excited about the school. Also, the 2007 class will be the first to use an integrated, organ-based curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was super-friendly and helpful. The students seemed genuinely helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"all three interviewers were very nice, the new parts of the hospital are great (they didn't really show us any of the older parts), tons of study space for the students in the medical school building (computer labs, study carrols, lounge areas, study rooms, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"really friendly people and great facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"school, faculty, students, everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"new facilities, students were pretty laid back (not hardcore types)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that gave us our tour were not *props* - it was obvious they really did like the school and that they were very well treated by the school, faculty, other students, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are GREAT, especially the north pavilion, children's hospital, and new rec center across the street from medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new student facilities at the school, and the beautiful new hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice hospitals" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great, most of them are new. There's just a wealth of resources around the med center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new wing of Volker Hall was amazing, great living/learning areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Access to UAB's facilities, including new medical buildings, new gym, newly renovated med school, etc. Interviewers were really interesting and interested people. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the city of Birmingham." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities and the positive attitude of the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities and how eager everyone was to help" More from this Member | Report Response

"financial aid for in-state students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Other than that, the day went well, with three interviews, some that were open disussions of practicing medicine in Alabama and others where interviewers asked preprepared questions. Also, the medical students that I met were actually really nice and seemed happy with their time at UAB. The hospital tour was inspiring - there are so many research and clinical opportunities available to UAB students! " More from this Member | Report Response

"the friendliness and hospitality of the staff and students, the variety of clinical experiences and hospitals, and the new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities - very nice, how good the school was, the access to four different types of hospitals, early patient-physician contact." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour and new developments underway in the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire experience was impressive. It was obvious that the interviewers really loved medicine and deeply cared about the future generations of physicians. Students seemed to genuinely love their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new Volker Hall and the NIH rating." More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned that UAB is very renowned in the Southeast and nationally. The med students were genuine and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are as impressive as their program. There are lots of surrounding hospitals, all within walking distance from the med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building, and the size of the medical center" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, recycle everything from aluminum cans to name tag covers, Some very nice interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"A very well organized admissions office - extremely helpful. Nice facilities, incredible depth and breadth of clinical opportunities. Opportunity to choose among 3 campuses for 3rd and 4th years, offering different environments for rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the facilities and the friendliness of everyone. B-ham is a nice looking town." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone associated with the school seemed great; they really make me feel welcome and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building is nice and everyone was extremely friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The many opportunities that are available at UAB and the outstanding faculty. The friendliness of the students was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building that they just opened." More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful new medical school building; all the UAB-affiliated hospitals are connected by crosswalks; top-notch medical school and research facilities!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Happiness and friendliness of everyone involved, from the students to the interviewers to my fellow applicants, the superior level of the 3rd and 4th year training" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students -- they seemed very happy and were very friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely well organized. Student tour guides seemed to genuinely love their medical school experience. The newly renovated Volker Hall (where most 1st & 2nd year classes are held) is beautiful. Laid-back, conversational interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB is by far the most organized and laid-back school to interview at. The students were all happy with their school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The opening presentation was given by the dean. He repeatedly stressed that the interviews were designed only to get to know the applicants better, there were no "high pressure" situations, and any concerns should be addressed directly to him...gave direct contact numbers and email. (Although it was curious to me that he spent so much time talking about how to resolve interview problems/handle concerns or inappropriate questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed content and happy to be there, the staff was friendly and helpful. The hospitals in the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities in the works" More from this Member | Report Response

"They are constructing a new building." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had visited UAB before so I knew about the great facilities and the new hospital. Everyone was extremely friendly and did everything possible to make me feel relaxed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB has an incredible number of facilities. You really need to see them all in person to fully appreciate it, but with the school having so many opportunities at students disposal, it has got to be an excellent place to study medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely everything! This school is already really good and you can tell they are devoted to getting better." More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the school, its facilities, and the students. They were truly high caliber individuals, both personally and academically." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are renovating the medical school building, it's going to be really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Size of hospitals, attitude of interviewers, the city is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"New Med School Building and the huge medical center, how friendly everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"alums do the interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Everyone was very friendly and the hospitals there are wonderful training." More from this Member | Report Response

"The variety of hospitals, and the quality of hospitals in the Birmingham area." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of info on step1/2 success. 98% match rate, but what about step scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How long the interview day was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and the hospital seemed a little deserted and empty." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was negatively impressed by how outdated the facilities are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were not very conversational. I felt like I was monopolizing the coverstation." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers seemed less than interested from the beginning of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-led tour was fairly disorganized. We had a lot of problems getting around construction blockades." More from this Member | Report Response

"Urban location" More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed as if parts of the medical campus were older or needed some maintenance." More from this Member | Report Response

"The last interviewer kept asking me about the same question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely nothing, to be perfectly honest. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Video was kinda boring, the interview rooms are tiny, but none of that really matters." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they'd stop showing that dated video." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab wasn't fantastic. The video discussing the various campuses was extremely dated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The absence of an anatomy/histology course. I like the new "integrated" curriculum, but it's a shame that new students are missing out on hardcore anatomic knowledge." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the student body was a little lacking." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school. Its in downtown Birmingham and there are alot of trashy areas around it. I'm just not really a city person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The grading system. Pass/Fail with Quartile ranking that ''you only have to know about if you so desire.'' Please. It is a highly ranked state school which must show preference to Alabama residents: the competition is necessary to help the superstar graduates attain residencies from similarly ranked institutions. The three campuses and the ''Preference Questionnaire.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"I already know half the class from high school. Some of them I don't necessarily want to be in school with again." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was not interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, really. My only complaint was that every sandwich served at lunch was soaked in mayo, which I can't stand...see how hard I'm having to dig to criticize the school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"orientation was a little dull, lunch wasn't great" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guide didn't seem that excited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Out of state tuition is unavoidable and pretty expensive; seemed to focus way too much of the USNews Rankings and their improvement; I'm not a huge fan of Alabama overall after Nick Saban " More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Long orientation before interviews start...but somewhat necessary" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews start at 7:50am. Would have been nice to have them earlier so I could drive the day of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"with the new curriculum, no more gross anatomy" More from this Member | Report Response

"with the new curriculum, anatomy will no longer be taught with cadavers but with computer programs and preserved human models" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a 34yo non-traditional student with an extremely varied (and somewhat checkered) academic and work history. While I understand that the interview committee needs to address those issues, I was essentially asked about nothing else. Questions like why UAB?, why be a doctor?, what are your strengths/weaknesses?, etc. never came up." More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical facilities were okay but lacked the high volume and bustle that I would have liked to see. Could have just been that I saw some of the less busy areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"food was terrible: finger sandwiches. not much of an option for vegetarians." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although my interview was conducted with a factulty member at the medical school, he was not a physician or teacher of human medicine. Although I'm sure his experience with the school was extensive, I felt that it was hard to relate my experiences in medicine (ie. volunteering, in-hospital work, issues related to practice, etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The manner in which the dean of admissions talked about the way you must select either the birmingham, huntsville, or tuscaloosa campus for your last two years. he made it sound like the school was doing us such a big favor to allow us to have some imput on where we will be placed for the last two years, even if it is not our first choice. also, there are three interviews that count for admissions, but if you have impressive research, you get an interview/informational session, and if you are a minority, you also have an inteview/informational session, so i ended up having 5 interviews in a row, while some of my counterparts had 3 and were able to take a break in between." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were friendly & enthusiastic, but the tour was lackluster. How can I believe that your hospital is so great if we never see anything but the lobby?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very unhappy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide lacked a little enthusiasm, less structured tour than other places. He pretty much asked us where we wanted to go...but I didn't know that much about the hospital, I didn't say anything in particular" More from this Member | Report Response

"The older sections of Volker Hall could use a little renovation, but everything seemed very usable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical students seem to be at the bottom of the totem pole at UAB's health system. Students don't go to class!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed somewhat aloof. They appeared to enjoy interacting with one another more than the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"1st and 2nd year classes feel like you are in a basement(dungeon)" More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB didn't seem to have the research focus that I thought; you could possibly be place on one of three campuses for your last two years (your top choice is not guaranteed)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were quite a few students, about 20-25 students interviewing that day. The medical students' biggest piece of advice was to not go to class and to choose the ones to attend very, very selectively. I feel conflicted about this because it means low student morale, low student participation and faculty interaction, and means that if you do go to class, you're penalized for not spending time doing other stuff. The medical students that led my tour group almost seem to brag that out of a lecture of 160 enrolled students, the smallest attendance was 8. Also, the grading and ranking system sound really competitive. The class of 160 is divided into quartiles and grades are awarded by your class standing, which seems like it would foster much more competition and constant comparision among the student body. Also, filling out the campus selection form within 2 weeks of the interview can be daunting when you don't know much about the Huntsville and Tuscaloosa campuses, other than what you've read from the website and the short video that is shown during Dr. Smith's opening address. It seems like those campuses are better if you want to eventually go into community health. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the 1st-year lecture building straight out of the 70s (but they make up for it with their new building for med students)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were all physicians, which was nice, but they didn't seem to know as much about the school as they could have. They actually answered some of my questions incorrectly (according to the students I talked with later)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much diversity within the student body." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. UAB is an phenomenal school with enormous opportunities in both medicine and research." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that you could be placed at one of 3 campuses for 3rd and 4th years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking and safety in downtown Birmingham." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much really, a great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Condescending attitude of one of the interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The quasi-illegal questions (age, significant other, kids). No clear info about whether one could establish in-state residency for tuition purposes after 1 year. The low value that the students placed on their course lectures, not a well-integrated curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic in Birmingham, having to select a campus - Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, or Huntsville - 2 years ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I only got to talk to two current students, and they were fourth years. Interviewees had very little contact with current students- which struck me as odd." More from this Member | Report Response

"The old building is not nearly as nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - I was really impressed by this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How very segregated the medical center is: students were primarily white, patients African-American, researchers Asian-American....the whole thing was a bad stereotype." More from this Member | Report Response

"one interviewer was a little rude" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour seemed slightly disorganized, but this was not the fault of the guides." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was hostile, condescending, and confrontational. He essentially asked me NO questions and spent our entire time lecturing me about how I wasn't good enough to get in. (This was the same interviewer who accused me of lying on my essay.) Also, I was very disappointed to hear the upper classmen extolling the virtues of how you can get through your first two years (including anatomy lab) without attending any classes...you can hire a scribe, study anatomy from a book, and only show up for tests. Why should I pay tuition and relocate when it could just be an online degree???" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers didn't seem to have read my application even though they had most of my information and it was supposed to partly open file. I had to travel from New York on less than one week's notice (I didn't want to postpone it)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Current construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school facilities aren't too nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lecture rooms are a little dingy but they are building a great new building. Also, I'm not really keen on not being guaranteed which campus you'll be at for years 3 and 4. Also, students there said that there is somewhat of an overcompetitive atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"B-ham was a little small, but a pleasant place." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were herded around like cattle from room to room. Each interviewer spoke with at least 5 applicants in a 3 hour period. Only 25 minutes were alotted for each interview and I don't think that that is enough time to get to know someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are old, but there will be a completely new addition for med students in the fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"condtion of volker hall, getting invite day and a half before" More from this Member | Report Response

"The relatively WASPish environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much diversity, ethnically or religiously. It really is in the Bible Belt, and is very WASPish. That said, everyone is super nice, and if you've grown up in the south, like me, it shouldn't be a big deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"to eat breakfast" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known who my interviewer was going to be. I also wish I had known how lonnnng the interview day was going to be - I was there for seven hours!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That lunch was before either of the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"That only one of my interviewers would address the fact I was a reapplicant - the other two interviewers did not." More from this Member | Report Response

"How to better articulate myself in my first interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was really no reason to stress over the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a pen, they aren't going to supply one." More from this Member | Report Response

"That highheels weren't thebest idea" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they weren't going to give me a sressful interview. And that there were going to be about 20 other interviewees there alongside me for the day. (I had interviewed 2 days prior in Memphis, and there were only 5 of us.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Open file but they black out GPA/MCAT -- be prepared to answer questions about things in the essays you wrote for the app!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How chill everything was so I wouldn't of have to prepare so much and freak out so much." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed interviews actually are at UAB. I should have brought an umbrella." More from this Member | Report Response

"Before going in for the interview, I had no idea as to what I would talk about for 25min. Turned out 20-25min pass pretty quickly during interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had done more mental preparation for how annoying some of the 20 year old pre-med kids were. Some...not all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview day really was as pleasant as everyone on here stated." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt pretty prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is actually as laid back as everyone says it is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring a pen. If you are driving in for the interview, make sure you give yourself plenty of time; I got stuck in traffic and arrived 15 min. late." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it really was going to be so low stress. Also I wish I had gone over the night before to find the parking." More from this Member | Report Response

"How the day was structured. Interviews are given in the morning after a general introduction to the school and information about the curriculum. Video and lunch follows the interviews. The day is ended with a walking tour of the hospital. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How many interviews there were. Though they were all relaxing and ''easy'', the day leaves you mentally exhausted and very, very glad to be done with the whole thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known that it was going to rain. Other than that, it was great." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't realize that 23 other students would be there, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone has at least 3 interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much out of state tuition was; how misguided everyone is about Nick Saban" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known the name of my interviewers before-hand. The UASOM contains a link several faculty members who are part of the admissions commitee on their website. Their bio's can be found on a web search engine." More from this Member | Report Response

"We have to rank which of the 3 campuses we'd like to be placed that day." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I actually didn't know there are 3 different campuses; starting your third year, 106 students stay at the birmingham campus, 35 go to tuscaloosa, and 35 go to huntsville." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think their parking maps are wrong so you may want to check out the parking situation. One of the streets (15th?) is closed as well. I got there early but the staff didnt show up until 7:45am so no need to get their too early." More from this Member | Report Response

"The type of interviews that I was going to be under" More from this Member | Report Response

"the maps they give are not very easy to follow" More from this Member | Report Response

"I made it on time, but just as a tip, traffic can be bad in the morning so make sure you leave with plenty of time" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Raddison said i'd get a late check out bc my flight wasn't till 7pm, but apparently 'late' is 2pm, 30min before the interview was over. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i pretty much knew everything when i got there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were totally friendly & conversational, not adversarial. I should have been less worried than I was." More from this Member | Report Response

"How completely relaxed the interviews would be, and how genuinely nice everyone would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you MUST select the location where you want to do your 3rd & 4th year rotations soon after the interview. You can choose from Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of other applicants interviewing on a particular day. There were like 20 students present." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty goes out of their way to make the interviews low-stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"The three campuses thing" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing, really (This is the heart of the South, so ladies, don't forget to wear hose.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Finding the parking lots they want you to park at is nearly impossible. I would recommend just paying to park in the garage right by Volker Hall." More from this Member | Report Response

"To RELAX more...interviewers simply want an idea of who you are as a candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location of Volker Hall." More from this Member | Report Response

"2 other campuses in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa where you can potentially spend the last 2 years of medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather...colder than expected for Alabama :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Alabama can get cold" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's worthwhile to visit one or more of the other campuses (Huntsville, Tuscaloosa) so you can make an informed choice of campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the shuttle from the Best Western Medical Center Inn is unreliable. Good thing there are cabs." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many nationally known faculty are present at UAB and the high rankings that the school recieves in its residency programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus selection for the clinical years - either in Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, or Birmingham " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews are very low stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a "scoring sheet" that goes from 1 or 2 to 8 or 9. There are guidelines on the form for where a student must be placed, based on scores. They go strictly by scores (GPA, MCAT). The interviews are essentially irrelevant. "Interviews can only move you up a maximum of one point. Negative interviews can move you down onw or more points."The decisions are based on the numbers with little leeway for personal impressions by the interviewers. This was repeated by all 3 interviewers. Made the trip seem like a waste of everybody's time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That very few students attend class. Most students just study all day from the note taking service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical facilities at UAB are incredibly enormous. There is so much to get involved with professionally." More from this Member | Report Response

"the three campus ordeal" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area the medcial school is in seemed a little grotty, and the buildings were really old and dingy, BUT they're builidng a huge new hall where most the medical stuff will be that's going to be open soon and looks really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had more financial aid info to ask better questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"incredible staff and program, 9/10" More from this Member | Report Response

"This looks like a great school! Opportunities to care for the underserved, as well as tons of research opportunities. The interviewers, admissions committee members, and students were all extremely friendly and welcoming. Birmingham was also a great place to hang out after the interview. There are great restaurants, shopping, and places to go running/walking/hiking." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB seems pretty cool!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB did a great job. It was an easy, though long, interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice school, very friendly faculty/staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT SCHOOL!! would love to go there" More from this Member | Report Response

"I <3 UAB =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Take the essays seriously if you haven't done them yet. I really think that's what helped me get accepted as an out-of-state applicant so quickly. A great mcat score and gpa only go so far. All they know about you is what you tell them, and you might get an interview based on how well you communicate your genuine passion to them. Also, it helped me to talk to the other interviewees throughout the day. We all opened up and encouraged one another as we went in for interviews. By the end of the day, I felt like I had known a few of them for forever. This really dispels anxiety and puts you in a good mental state for the interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Three interviews @ 25 minutes each, one-on-one with each interviewer. The interviewers were incredibly nice and easygoing -- by the end of my second interview I was giving book recommendations to my interviewer. Very low-stress, they simply want to see that you're able to talk as a person. Interviews are open file, but your MCAT/GPA are blacked out, so they can see the rest of your AMCAS (essays/ECs/LoRs) -- they will have read your app and they WILL ask questions about your essays, so be prepared to field questions about anything you wrote in your essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions I thought I was gonna be asked but wasn't: Why do u wanna be a doctor? Why UAB? Healthcare reform. My MCAT stuff. My classes and GPA. Everything was basically tell me and elaborate on... Volunteer work, shadowing, research, and how it has effected me and my medical interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers do not know your GPA or MCAT. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty positive experience. Now that I have been accepted I cant wait to start med school next fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"The School of Medicine at UAB is definitely an underdog in terms of prestige. The high quality of their educational and residency programs don't reflect that status, though. Also, please realize that there are 3-5 INDIVIDUAL interviews that last for 25 minutes each. This questionnaire doesn't have a good way to convey that fact." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were straight foreward, applicable, and appropriate. The interviewers were very friendly and laid back. As long as you prepare yourself for the general questions "why medicine, why UASOM, strenghts, etc." you will do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sort of a long day, with interviews, info sessions, and a student-led tour. The whole experience left me with a good impression of the school. I had 4 interviewers, 3 MD's from the admissions committee and one PhD, because I had a lot of research interests. The PhD interviewer does not factor into the admissions decision (supposedly)." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB has a great medical school. They seem very organized and professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole interview experience is really laid back and more conversational get to know you type of stuff. Everyone at the school is really friendly and I was surprised that I thourougly enjoyed the whole day. The hot undergrad students didn't hurt my opinion of the school either." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice day overall, great food. Tour was a little disorganized and the students seemed a little dazed and unenthusiastic, despite being on fall break." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxing and actually enjoyable!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a great school, and the price is right (although the tuition is deceptively low...a full accounting includes many thousand in ''fees'' which bring the total budget to $37k/year." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB doesn't believe in "stress interviews," so I basically had three conversations. I couldn't believe how nice everyone was about my record. I knew that each of my interviewers really wanted to represent me well by the efforts they made to really get to know me. In fact, most of the time was spent trying to recruit me. One interviewer even gave me tips for the next one! I left feeling fantastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great, could not have been better." More from this Member | Report Response

"55 minute orientation, three to five interviews lasting about 25 minutes, 15 minute video, lunch, tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very Good! One of the best schools in the South and the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Three, really low-key interviews. I said that they were open file, however, one is completely open file and two are given only partial files. Didn't seem to matter though since the interviewers I had were far more interested in personal things than they were about clubs or whatever. Like everyone has said, everyone is very friendly and seem genuinely excited about being there. The new hospital is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty laid back interview. Make sure that you know yourself and can answer the most obvious questions such as 'Tell me about yourself' and 'Why do you want to do medicine'. You should also have answers for questions like ' Why do you want to come to UAB medical college' and 'How would you contribute to UASOM' " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was very impressive. The interviewers were not out to intimidate you at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience interviewing, everyone at UAB is really on task and everything runs fairly efficiently. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were more like 1 on 1 conversations, not intimidating. Each applicant is given 3 different interviewers in case they don't click with one of them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience. If you're from Alabama don't pass up this opportunity. They have also changed their curriculum this year to more organ-based. Oh, and you don't have to do your own cadaver disections so that will reduce your lab time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty good, the school really impressed me with their facilities and new cirriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a pretty good experience; I had a meeting with a doctor to talk about research, and three other interviews. The morning info session was relatively dull, but it provided a lot of info. It took me a long time to find the parking lot from the hotel; I would recommend finging it the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with the whole day. It wasn't very stressfull and most of the interviewers are on the same hall, so no worries about getting lost or being late. I also really liked how the lunch/tour with med students was set up. There was about five people for every one med student so we were able to get answers for a lot of our questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a positive experience. The faculty and students both seemed to care about the school, and the students that I talked to were pleased about the quality of education they had received." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful, and seemed very enthusiastic about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The three interviewers asked mostly the same questions. They had a sheet with about six things to find out on it, and they all basically went down the sheet asking the same questions in the same order. As far as I can remember, the topics were: your strengths and weaknesses, motivation for medicine, volunteer experience, campus involvement, hobbies/interests, and other (which is where the most interesting questions came in) " More from this Member | Report Response

"It went very well. I was very stressed going in because this was my first interview and it was late in the year, but 2 seconds into my first interview, I completely relaxed. The interviewers were really enthusiastic and friendly. The interviews are conversational and I even had one interviewer who wished we could have talked longer because we had so much in common! My advice to anyone interviewing at UAB is to 1. know your application materials 2. if you've had research experience, be prepared to talk about it. and most importantly: 3. BE FRIENDLY. They invited you to interview, so that means you're qualified for med school. Now they just want to see that you can carry on a good conversation and are enthusiastic about becoming a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not all the interviewers had the complete file. Each interviewer had to complete a task: one tried to find out how academically motivated i was; another asked me questions about my personal/home life; another asked me about my research experiences and what i want to do in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back. interviewers were nice, one was very outgoing, and one didn't seem to care much ab anything. talked for awhile ab whether it was a good idea for him to fly into New Orleans and rent a car bc he has a meeting next week in lake charles (no airport)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good. My interview with a local physician was not only relaxed and informative, it was actually enjoyable! Be prepared for this interview to be long - mine was over 90 minutes. But, it passed unnoticably." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, a very good experience. facilities are great, the medical students were very informative and definitely were happy to be there. inteviews were quite conversational, very low pressure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really enjoyed interview. The atmosphere was laid back and enjoyable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewing was great, though one of the interviewers was more nervous than I was! The school is great, the facilities nice, the students we met were the kind of people you don't mind having as friends. I felt like I bonded with my interviewers as well as the other interviewees. Kudos to UAB for everything except the hospital tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very boring day. Nobody seemed really happy to have interviewees on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day went well. It starts out with a speech by Dr. Smith. He kinda lays the day out for you and ultimately put you at ease. All interviewers had at least 3 interviews that were done by the interview committee members. Some students (myself included) had a 4th or 5th interview based on 'special interests' indicated by the student. I made some reference to conducting research in med school, so I had a separate interview with a guy who pretty much talked about clinical investigation. The first interview started slowly, but the second and fourth (the ones that counted) ended up pretty well. Looking back, i could have answered a couple of questions differently (better), but I suppose there's no use crying over spilled milk. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience, stress-free, reinforced my decision to attend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Introduction by Dr. Smith wasn't that interesting, but it was held in a very nice little auditorium. The interviews were all in the same nice building, which was convenient. Questions were very low-pressure, mostly just to talk about yourself. Lunch was decent, but some of the students who were supposed to answer questions were half-dead from exhaustion. (Reality in advertising?) :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Generally, positive. I interviewed with three individuals, who were all very friendly. They appeared genuinely interested in who I was as a person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was well-structured and candidates were constantly asked if they had any questions or concerns." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was okay. The first interview went horribly, but the other two went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really enjoyed interviewing at UAB and being able to get a better sense of attending medical school there. The interview is fairly low stress, with interviewers having different amounts of information from your application about you. So, keep it in mind and don't assume that your interviewer knows all that you've ever written to UAB. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very happy to be there and were a great source of pros and cons. The interviewers help you feel right at home and simply carry on a conversation with you about life in general. It is very laid back, but still very professional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pleasant over all. This is my first choice, so I definitely wanted to get all my questions answered, and I think I did. I like the school and the area." More from this Member | Report Response

"Began with a few breakfast snaks. Then, Dr. Smith talked for a bit and showed us a video. Afterwards, the interviews began. Finally, we had lunch with medical school students and proceeded with the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, this was a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to ask questions and they were expertly answered. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very laid back. Everybody was very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"A low stress experience. They have a wing of Volker Hall dedicated to interviews, so the whole group goes to the same place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Try to visit before you interview so that you wont get lost. It is pretty big. Overall, the interview is laidback and low stress. Also, you eat luch with 4th year med students who are very informative and easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall a very low stress experience, take it easy, they aren't their to grill you, just put a face to your application and you will be fine. Tell the truth too...it always makes for better conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The intro starts at a little before 8. So get there early. Students seemed to be very happy there. The new Volker Hall is awesome. Be prepare to ask lots of questions to interviewers cuz they ask you that at least 3 times. Overall, it was a pleasant experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice interviewers, all practicing MDs in various types of practice. Relaxed and pleasant. Questions were mostly based on AMCAS (1 interviewer has full file, 2 have a summary of the info). Talked a lot about state health issues, clinical experiences, rural practice, etc.. No ethics questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviewers were great, the third was a little looney. She started disparaging mental patients and psychiatrists in the interview. I didn't know if she was trying to test me or if she was just a little odd. Other than that, it was pretty impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, a great experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone made a real effort to reduce the stress level as much as possible so the whole interview experience was pretty low key. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience, UAB is my choice over Vandy, Hopkins, Baylor and Emory. This is especially a great school if going into surgery, peds, OB/GYN, or rural med. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview experience was very positive. All of my interviewers were nice and seemed interested in finding out more about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent. This is my third interview, and I didn't expect to like the school that much. By the end of the day, UAB had become my number one choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first two interviewers were very friendly/ conversational. The last guy was kind of a jerk, and made me think I did not get in -- but I did" More from this Member | Report Response

"8:00 - 9:00 - Introduction / Schedule Outline / Short movie 9:00/9:30/10:00/10:30/11:00 - Staggered 25 min. interviews w/ 3 members of Admissions Committee 12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch 12:30 - ~1:45 - Tour Interviewers were not intimidating. They seemed to really want to get to know you. No pressure tactics were used." More from this Member | Report Response

"Despite the initially positive impression of the dean, it was overall a very negative experience. I am glad that I went because it confirmed that I did NOT want to be affiliated with UAB...I withdrew my application the next day. One of my interviewers told me that they didn't want "any strictly religious people to become doctors; for example, a Catholic who doesn't believe in abortions." I was stunned at this direct religious discrimination in a state-supported school. Per the dean's instructions re: contacting him about any inappropriate interviews or questions, I emailed the dean the following day (and contacted the equal opportunity compliance officer). After "reviewing" the situation, the dean told me that they had decided to grant me another interview to replace the one in question. I believed this would only be a further waste of my time and was an indication that the dean wasn't serious about addressing problems. I subsequently spoke with other applicants to UAB from various years and found that many had similarly inappropriate experiences. Even though UAB has a good reputation, my advice is to SERIOUSLY evaluate your options and talk to as many previous applicants and students as possible before applying. I want a school that can TEACH me and teach me HOW to learn...not teach me how to get by with as little effort as possible. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Stressful for me because it was my first interview at my first choice school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews where more stressful than I anticipated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not stress at all. The interviewers are really friendly and just want to know all they can about you. Relax and be yourself. Also, before your interview you can ask about medical students that host applicants, I had one and she was really nice, it can also save you some money." More from this Member | Report Response

"A great, easygoing interview. This is REALLY just a conversation. One interviewer spoke with me about professional football for over half the interview. Relax and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"To be honest, I did not know a lot about UAB before going, but I left with a huge smile. This school has everything going for it. The faculty and interviewers were all nice. the student led tour was great, my tour guide happily answered every question and seemed to really love her time there. It is definitely one of my top choices now." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAB is a great school. The people were the nicest I've met, outside of Texas, they were open-minded, and the administration was wholly dedicated to the students. I left very impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"I participated in a program at UAB med school this past summer and I was impressed, so I had high expectations for the interviews. I was happy that all interviews were in the same place, but I think that the interviewers were tired from interviewing so many students at once. One interviewer seemed very disinterested and asked me if I had considered going to graduate school. I took this to mean that she felt I wasn't qualified for medical school. She was hard to talk to and wasn't very friendly. The other two interviewers were pretty nice, but one didn't ask many questions we had casual conversation about non-related topics." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time there. Everyone was friendly and wanted to make you feel at home. " More from this Member | Report Response

"first interviewer was late, so he hadn't read my file, and seemed as though he really didn't want to be there. second interview was conversational, though interviewer seemed to talk more than me. third was hard to read, she had positive and negative comments about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"If it wasn't raining, I probably would have liked it better. I had a HUGE umbrella and I was still soaked. Don't park where they tell you, and just bite the $15 parking fee for the closer lot." More from this Member | Report Response

"In one word, FRIENDLY. Everyone was so nice and so helpful. Even though the school isn't number one in the rankings and Birmingham isn't exactly a wonderful city, the people more than made up for any not so great things about the school. I don't think you could go there and not make friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed visiting UAB and was very excited by my acceptance and am looking forward to being a member of the Class of 2006. Everything is low stress and beware, the tour was kind of long so wear comfy shoes. Also, give yourself time if you're driving, B'ham traffic can be a pain." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think UAB gives low stress interviews, as compared to other interviews I have had including work and med school. They give a good synopsis of what kind of students the school is looking for and what the school can offer for the student. I do wish that they would structure the tour a little better, but I know its hard for the medical students to find time to tour students every week." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 105
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 52
Neutral 10
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.49 63

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 48
Out of state 14

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 24
2-3 hours 22
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 9

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 14
Automobile 46
Train or subway 0
Other 3

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

Response # Responders
< $100 23
$101-$200 11
$201-$300 7
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 3
$501+ 1

What airport did you use?

Birmingham

Birmingham International

Logan, HSV

ATL

BHM

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 13
Hotel 28
Home 3
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.47 59

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 62

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.10 61

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.43 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.11 28

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.08 24

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"include information on what step resources are given by the school, step scores, % of medical students who publish as a result of their scholarly activity would also be interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Emailing the admissions office my thank-you letter is awkward. Why can't I just email the interviewer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let applicants know of decisions sooner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the tour of the medical campus a bit more extensive." More from this Member | Report Response

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