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University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1961
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 90
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University of Connecticut School of Medicine (UCONN-SOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Farmington
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 100 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $27,074
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,629
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 509
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 67.0

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 263 Farmington Avenue
  • Farmington 06030
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine was established in 1961 and is part of the University of Connecticut system of higher learning. Situated in suburban Farmington on the160 acre campus of the University of Connecticut Health Center, the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Graduate School in the Biomedical Sciences, represent the scholastic side of the academic medical center that includes, the John Dempsey Hospital, UConn Medical Group, UConn Health Partners and University Dentists.

Curriculum

One of the school's main beliefs is that physicians are scientists, and the educational structure is designed to reflect that principle. The curriculum emphasizes problem-based learning, chronic care, ambulatory experiences, disease prevention, and rehabilitation, among other medical aspects of human health, and always within the context of scientifically-based knowledge and conclusion.

Facilities

The oldest and largest hospital in the Hartford area, Hartford Hospital, an 850-bed, acute care, regional medical center, provides care in all medical specialties. It is a major teaching site with outstanding ratings from third- and fourth-year students who rotate through clinical clerkships in all major disciplines. A rich array of clinical electives are available as well. The flagship for Connecticut Health Systems, Hartford Hospital is a major regional trauma center and site of Life Star, an air ambulance service. The hospital serves as the major heart and liver transplant center. The Institute of Living provides comprehensive care and treatment for psychiatric and chemically-dependent patients.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 88
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.86 97

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.95 75

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The interview was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would love to have had an online applicant portal to confirm receipt, check status, and upload updates throughout the application cycle." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing! It was great as is!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have an online site for students to check their application status. Also, give that site the ability to accept secondaries online. I was so nervous that they didn't receive my secondary for some reason because it took a while to respond." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The admissions office is very friendly and responds quickly. Keep doing what you are doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually like how we send in the secondary application in the mail & schedule interviews over the phone. Makes it more personal. However, I think the packet handed out to applicants at the interview could be nicer and more in line with what other schools give out." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the bravest decision you've had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do to handle the stresses of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question about the difference in score between first and second MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UConn? How would you adapt to the change in location? (I'm from california)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your motivations for pursuing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and Weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself that is telling about who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you hope to get out of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Things about how/where I grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"First "interview" with assistant dean was a group interview. It was casual introductions/stories about each applicant. Then we went into a sample PBL activity. It was very relaxed and quite interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"There were no point blank questions everything was conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What have you liked about your stay here so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you balance your time in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research in layman's terms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your interest in medicine over time" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you have a difficult/out of control patient, how will you handle him/her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your favourite subjects?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your motivations to go into medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"If you could be an animal, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to one of the interviewers at length about my current research. I think he basically wanted to make sure that I understand it from a methodological and scientific point of view." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What schools did you apply to and which is your top choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who won the world series in 1972?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What inspired you to seek a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe in chiropractors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UConn" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about when you decided to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Most of the questions were standard clarifications of my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"an example of your creativity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your apps greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change careers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you use the Kaplan or Princeton Review prep Courses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering your experiences in Africa (I studied abroad in Kenya), how will you apply what you learned there to your patient care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You volunteered in a geriatric ward....you mean you actually enjoyed that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the most interesting non-science class that you took and why did you think it was interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to relieve stress? How are your time management skills?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you decide what medical school to go to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you volunteer experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about UCONN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"background is medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you reform the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most difficult part of being in charge of _________ ? (a student group)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do 70% of patients who are prescribed medications fail to see improvements in their health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost nothing was directly asked. I basically engaged in two separate, long conversations. To be honest, I don't even know if the interviews were supposed to be open or closed file! (Not sure whether this is a good or bad thing in retrospect)." More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about a specific part of my personal statement concerning my reasons for going into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you major in Sociology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my best and worst features (as a person, not an applicant)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (both asked me this)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the faculty interviewer hadn't read my file..so we started from scratch...he asked me a lot of detailed questions on what I had experienced in my various internships..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Uhm...I don't really remember...he asked about my Phil major..the student asked a lot about my application..." More from this Member | Report Response

"seemed like all conversation. do you feel you work well with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were a cookie, what kind would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any regrets?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Something similar to "what type of cookie would you like to be?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation where a parent refused the MMR vaccine because of a fear of causing autism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want the responsibility of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a B in this class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time? What will you contribute to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"more like a discussion... but we talked about burn out in med students and doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"The entire Connecticut history fact quiz (optional)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions about being "apprehensive" a/b HCR or not. I was interviewed by a person who coordinates the free clinic. We had a great conversation about the ethical need for reform, and the real concerns about going to far with reform. A great conversation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's one thing that bothers you about Doctors..or something you hope you can fix, and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think [my undergrad institution] was initially reluctant to establish a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your patients would like most about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly the standard questions....perhaps, ''tell me about yourself'' which led on to a casual conversation that covered the bulk of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually didn't get asked anything very unusual. Mostly standard questions like ''why medicine'' and ''why uconn'' but also some more detailed questions about my background and application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you not consider math a science?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family. What makes you you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think your having to assume adult responsibilities early in life affects your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about being given a blank check to to use for fixing communication problems within a hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your parents" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can recall" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my family" More from this Member | Report Response

"You were the head of a team, and everyone was assigned a job. Your close friend on the team did not complete their part. What do you do as the leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that a high level of education ( if become MD) will make you loose your connection with your friends ( who do not have college degree)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me what led you to walk through the doors of UCONN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was it a conscious decision to leave your piercing in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you view the importance of research for practicing physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you want me to write on your recommendation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1. If I could be any animal what would I be? (just bizarre) 2. Any questions that the other interviewer asked that you wished you had answered differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't think of any." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you risk dropping out of a BS/MD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your parents' divorce negatively impacted you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you honestly think about socialized healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you believe in chiropractors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell teh admissons committee about you that is not in your file" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of the medical school asked me if I wanted to tell him anything that he couldn't find in my file. It seemed almost like a last plea. "Let me in!"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could your previous work be used here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's a movie you would recommend I watch?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What compelled you to make X life decision? (This decision was NOT the one pursue medicine.)" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell us a funny story." This was in a large group setting that felt somewhat like an interview, the interviewer was taking notes and had our files out as we spoke. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So many of them were very interesting and original. One was " How can you shoe me your creativity?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you see technology playing in medicine in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on the environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you change careers? (Went from Media to Medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you plan to do once you have your MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Considering your experiences in Africa (I studied abroad in Kenya), how will you apply what you learned there to your future patient care in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had to give up _______(extracurricular activity) due to your medical schedule?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My views on health care disparities " More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical/policy question dealing w/future shortage of physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the issues surrounding medical ethics over the next forty years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you motivate a fellow student who seems to have lost his love of medicine? How do you keep from feeling disillusioned in this field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all conversational. Discussed evolution with bio prof." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your extensive travels" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have dinner plans with your family but you also have an acutely ill patient. How would you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked an extremely specific question about a research timepoint" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think that when doctors prescribe medicine to patients, about 70% of patients actually improve?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would I possibly be interested in joining an ethics committee or IRB (an eventual goal of mine)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions all seemed to be conversational...nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you plan on balancing your career and your personal life, like a family? (the reason this did not offend me was because it was from an aweseome female ob/gyn)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you different now compared to when you first applied to medical school two years ago?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this class you took that sounds interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you forsee as some of the worst things about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I have a girlfriend" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about living in Farmington?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was one of the weak points of my personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer asked me about my age because I will only be 20 when I enter medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most difficult situation you've ever faced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interviewer was picky...he asked me lots of questions on the various courses I had taken, the results of my summer research, even questions on why I chose to take certain gym classes..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the process by which you ended up in this room (ie; the interviewer's room)...it was a nice change from "Why do you want to be a doctor"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be affected by having to tell someone they may die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I would feel about coming from a bigger city to a slower pace. I think this is a good question, showing they really want people who will be happy there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding what areas of medicine I was interested in and why. Interesting conversation with faculty member about how he chose his specialty." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Small class (~90) but Pre-clinical years are combined with dental school (another 40 people). Clinical sites are nearby with varied patient population, including a VA. Lots of emphasis on clinical training, strong physical exam and history taking emphasis, even in pre-clinical years. 1/2 day per week of primary care clinic beginning in September of MS 1." | Report Response

"Cooperative environment" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The administration is a little bit aloof, sometimes hard to access." | Report Response

"Location" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I thought it was a great place to go to medical school: definitely teaches you the basics and there are lots of good learning opportunities at various clinical sites. My class's match list was very strong which I think reflects the school's ability to prepare us well for residency." | Report Response

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