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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Phoenix
Individual Feedback 1 17 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 15
Negatively 0
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.35 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.24 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.41 17

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 1
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 0
45 minutes 1
50 minutes 0
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 13

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 17
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 17
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 1
Closed file 14

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
6.35 17

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

"MMI - NDA was signed, and can't discuss" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI Scenarios" More from this Member | Report Response

"Sworn to MMI secrecy, but ethical situations and half-random "let's see how you think" questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI format with non-disclosure agreement" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer had not read my file, but asked me many questions that he could have read out of my file... "Did you do research? Tell me about it."... "Have you volunteered? Tell me about it." ....." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Who motivate you to enter medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have caused you to pursue a career in medicine and what steps have you taken to decide if this is the right career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"At UA, we are looking for students who want to be leaders. What do you think are the three most important aspects of being a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why study in Phoenix and not Tucson?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you do research in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wanted to know my opinion on the current health care bill and asked several specific questions about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"I applied from Montana. He asked me to tell him about Montana, and then about skiing, fishing, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What about the Phoenix program attracts you specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you provide that other students can not? (ie. why should you be accepted over other applicants?)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI - NDA was signed, and can't discuss" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you change the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interviewer was working with research that was similar to mine and basically just asked a bunch of questions to see if I knew what I was talking about." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI - NDA was signed, and can't discuss" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the biggest problems in our healthcare system today? Where do you think healthcare should go? If you believe in competition and innovation, don't you think it's true that new innovations can be overused (ex. MRI's)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none... it was a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you describe a specific moment that lead you to really want to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why should you be accepted over the other candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a book on MMI and practice some questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed some MMI situations and medical ethics. Practiced a handful of MMI questions with a friend who provided feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI practice questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly did not do much, I went into the interview knowing that I needed to be myself, so I did my best to represent myself genuinely. I did look over some ethics topics, but don't feel that any sort of practice for questions would have prepared me as well as the understanding that the best I can do is be genuine. The preparation really is your life experience, and how that shapes you and your view of medicine, because you are able to share and demonstrate those things through the MMI." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced MMI scenarios." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up on current events in medicine. Relax and be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on sample MMI questions, read over my primary/secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"school's website, read about MMI/sample questions, re-read my application, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your file well, and know where you stand on health care issues. Other than that, you can not prepare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application, read student doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Re-read app, SDN feedback, ethics books, NY Times health section." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums and feedback, phoenix site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reread my apps, health care policy book, and articles of the new health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student-centric and new facilities. Interviewers were very nice and tried to put us at ease. Admissions and current students were great and answered all our questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful. Also the tight-knit aspect of the small class was really appealing, which was surprising since I typically prefer larger class sizes and came from a larger undergraduate school (5000+ in my class). Overall the school gave off a really positive, nurturing environment with a lot of supportive staff and peers. Based on the new administration, new accreditation, and the (quickly) increasing average MCAT score each year, this school appears to be one to watch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The building was gorgeous and the simulation center was really state of the art" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dedication that administration and staff in general clearly have to their students. It was an incredibly student-focused atmosphere, and we were told on multiple occasions that we should understand how lucky they were to have us all here, rather than us being lucky to be there (even though I still felt very privileged to attend the interview)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful, and the staff is friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff are extremely nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people seemed really happy, with a small tight-knit class. Because the school is new, all the faculty really seems receptive to suggestions and aims to please. Brand new facilities too." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, students/staff seemed very happy and friendly, staff seems very dedicated to the students and making the school great, curriculum, p/f grading, location/climate. Even just looking at their website and the media (photos/videos of match days and white coat ceremonies) you can tell this is a very special place where the staff/admin/students make it an enjoyable atmosphere to attend medical school. acceptance phone call and personalized acceptance letters!" More from this Member | Report Response

"New school building. Great staff. Very cool new technology. Simulation center is top of the line." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere was really warm and inviting. The faculty seem very responsive to students. The students seem happy to be there. The campus in downtown Phoenix is pretty cool- It's located in a very old building that used to be a high school (don't worry- it has been renovated on the inside). The medical campus is completely separate from the large UA and ASU campuses." More from this Member | Report Response

"having public health as part of the curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The well-planned curriculum, the nice facilities, and the happiness of the students. Small class size." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small intimate campus, with all of the ASU Downtown campus in reach" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students were very relaxed and the school just seemed way more laid back than the others that I interviewed at. The new curriculum and clinical rotations at the mayo clinic were very impressive. The brand new TGEN research facility is incredible. Even the other interviewers at other schools that I applied to were very excited about this campus. They all seem to think this new phoenix campus is the next big up and coming research hub." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a long day (8 hours)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is no gym on-campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I don't know how well my personality type is suited for going to school in the city, but that is something I know I could adapt to, and could definitely see myself attending this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really loved the school, I can't really think of anything besides the fact the Phoenix is HOT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a big deal but if i remember correctly, there was no food vendor/cafeteria/lunch place in the new building. I'd probably pack lunch no matter where I go to save money anyway, but it would be nice to have an eatery/coffee/grab-n-go place in the building as well if you are spending all your time there." More from this Member | Report Response

"New school with only one match year. Hard to get a feel for the opportunities the school provides." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was scheduled for an hour long block. My interviewer was 20 minutes late, and then we had to walk to another building, so I felt I only had about half of the time that the other applicants had that day. Also, my interview was closed file; I was disappointed because my interviewer asked me many questions he could have just easily read from my file. I didn't feel it was as productive as it could have been, and I was only interviewed once, by only one person." More from this Member | Report Response

"more focus on having fun then on serving the community" More from this Member | Report Response

"gravel lot on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was cold and just asked questions; wasn't very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"The library and study facilities are very poor. I study at home most of the time, but these areas were very lacking" More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How low stress the MMI is. I know it sounds cliche, but they truly just want you to "be yourself"." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much fun the MMIs were going to be so that I hadn't stressed out so much beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"That MMI isn't as bad as everyone says, just breathe and relax" More from this Member | Report Response

"VERY long interview day - 745am until after 4pm. MMI portion was not as stressful as I thought it would be once it was all said and done...though I might be biased from the acceptance :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"They give you a full breakfast. The day is done in the early afternoon." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewer gets to decide to have an open or closed interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school. I'm in-state, so biased a bit. New facilities and everyone was wonderful. They even gave us snacks to take with on our way out. MMI had water, but nothing to snack on." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Overall it was a really great interview and I was impressed with the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Although this is a brand new school, I think it is a really great program. The administration spent two years researching medical schools across the nation, asking them what they would do over again if they had the chance, before creating their own curriculum. They are highly responsive to student needs, and the students seem to love the program. Also, for information, the school is not affiliated with any specific hospital, so students move around throughout the valley and have the opportunity to experience many different clinics/hospitals. However, some of the students were driving 35 miles each way to visit their clinic every week." More from this Member | Report Response

"program is still new and is still evolving" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school and loved phoenix. I was very surprised to say that this is one of my top two choices out of the nine schools I interviewed at. I hope I get in!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 6
Faculty member 2
Admissions staff 5
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 13
Neutral 2
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.65 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 7
Out of state 9

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 1
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 2

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 10
Automobile 5
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 5
$101-$200 1
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 4
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Phoenix SkyHarbor

Sky Harbor

PHX

phoenix sky harbor

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 5
Hotel 5
Home 4
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.35 17

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.53 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.12 17

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.47 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.41 17

0 = low, 10 = high

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