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  • University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Duluth
Individual Feedback 2 42 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 36
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.54 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 36

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.52 31

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 3
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 3
50 minutes 3
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 31

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 39
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 39
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 38
Closed file 1

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.95 39

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

"What would you do if one of your patients came up to you on the street before a long weekend and asked for their prescription? Their only other option they have is a $300+ emergency visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why family medicine vs specialty and why rural medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not go into research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to explain details about experiences on my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural medicine? Why family medicine? Be specific." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most valuable part of your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you a happy person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions centered around being a family practicioner in rural Minnesota." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in a rural area." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have quite the family, tell me about them..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to hunt?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in rural family medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your practice, size location, ect. being in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the downsides of living in a small town? What do you like about living in a small town? Where might you specifically want to end up? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a physician separate his/her home life from work life, especially a family practice physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why primary care? Why rural medicine? Where do you see yourself after residency? Envision your future practice? What is the ideal GPA and MCAT of a rural family practice physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you? Do you agree with their descriptions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/Weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest challenge in practicing rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How has what you have done prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most important quality a doctor needs to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of them dealt with my willingness to be a rural physician? They really wanted to make sure I sincerely wanted to pursue family medicine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I want to be a Family Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really call your mother everyday? (My interviewer totally took this out of context from my secondary because she started looking over my file when I got into the room!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to college out of state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of a role would you specifically play within the class of medical school students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in to see a doctor for a smoking-related lung illness for the third time, and it's clear that he's not been in compliance with the doctor's suggestions. The doctor looks at him and says "I've seen you three times and you've never done what I've told you to. You're probably going to die of this. I don't want to see you in here again, because I have other patients who will be compliant with whom I can better spend my time." What is your response to this exchange?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes do you posses that'll make you a good doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to answer hypothetical situation questions. My interviewer asked me questions such as, "if you were a doctor and a young boy came in with bruises on his chest" what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is this C- doing here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you establish trust with someone? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"In what Minnesota city do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do to fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why family practice/ rural care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your role when working in a team." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you contribute to the diversity of a medical school class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the social life of a rural family physician is like? Do you really think you'll be able to be friends with your patients/have friends in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe how you work in a group?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about a specific experience on my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest failure and accomplishment, and what are your weaknesses and strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the committee about you? And your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like outdoors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient came up to you on the street and asked for an rx, would you write it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How small is your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about family medicine moving out of the hospital and ER and into the office only" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anybody, any group that you would have issues treating in a clinical setting? AIDS/HIV? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your idea of rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot's of stuff from secondary/AMCAS: Tell me about your Americorps experience. What did you learn from you shadowing experience? Were you satisfied with you MCAT scores?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of music do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you plan to practice medicine following residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Information about Rural Medicine (positives/negatives)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your siblings. Why did you apply here/why do you want to go here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What types of volunteer activities have you done since graduating from college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sorts of fun/recreation do I like to pursue (they wanted to see if my interests coincided with those of the area)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were your activities during the summer in high school? (This guy was not the best interviewer). What books are you reading? What are you hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of patient would you have difficulty dealing with? (What specific characteristics would they possess?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you address the needs of rural Minnesota as a surgeon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked at length about a research project with a scientist. Be ready to explain and converse any kind of research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you got to where you are today." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was growing up in your town like?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you see as some problems that rural physicians face?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What has made you interested in becoming a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses? What is one of your strengths, and how does it contribute to your ability/desire to practice rural family medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the admissions committee to convince them to admit you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why did you choose to attend (my undergrad university)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you integrate your faith into your medical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences prepared you for primary care medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you envision your practice will be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with stubborn patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your hobbies. What do you do in your free time? What do you like to read? It felt like a conversation; it did not consist solely of them asking questions of me and my responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has motivated you to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your skiing? What kind of music do you play? Tell me about yourself? Tell me about your family? What are some specific roles you see yourself playing in your community? Do you plan to have a family (my guess is they're thinking: family practice doc=like family for yourself)? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I see that you were excited to watch an orthopaedic surgeon. How can you be assured that this isn't what kind of physician you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Favorite Class/Least Favorite Class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? Disadvantages of family med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were you involved in, in high school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, why rural family medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your biggest role model, dead or alive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you witness another doctor blatantly denying care to a person, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your hometown and home physician for me. What might you have learned from him that you can carry into your profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one person in the world that you would like to meet and get to know and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was it growing up the daughter of a Catholic and a Unitarian? He wanted to talk religion and politics which I do not think is typical of most." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you determine whether someone has HIV or AIDS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's say you are in a state with the '2-physicians agree' rule. If two physicians agree to take a patient off of life support, would you do it or not?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think about Duluth?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Duluth? This is obvious, but be prepared to play into their mission statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one thing I should tell the board about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would anyone want to practice medicine in a small town?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does the UMD School of Medicine rank on your list of medical schools to which you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you react if you were to fail a test during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How high are your heels/why did you wear those shoes? (I was wearing stiletos)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had a DWI?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of ethical issues have you ran into in you life and how have you dealt with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you dislike ambiguity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you integrate your faith into your medical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do when you're not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Powerpoint medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you treat a family member with gonorrhea?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever shot a person? lol, i'm an avid hunter so it fit in the conversation..." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about the difference between pay of a family practitioner and a specialist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your sister say of you/friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lawyer comes to for care and find out she is pregnant. She returns home and a week later calls and demands to why everyone throughout the town knows that she's pregnant. You know that you did not disclose this... and you are left to look only to your nurse of 13 years...What do you? (the answer confirmer by interviwer: if you indeed determine she violated HIPPA, you must terminate her)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me my view on a situation in which the interviewer had heard a well respected physician threaten his patient that if he didnt quit smoking, he didn't want to see the patient for the same smoking related illness anymore." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the ideal GPA for a family practice physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you had the financial resources of say, the Gates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the one thing I should emphasize to the admission's committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you perform extra community service just to get into med school, or b/c you really wanted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about living in Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does a rural physician play in Northern Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you like to meet and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you still have a job if your lab director lost his grant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you make for the fashion review (4-H clothing event) when you went to the Minnesota State Fair?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...they seemed to really focus on flushing out what I wrote about in my secondary and AMCAS as well as confirming my interest in primary care and rural MN." More from this Member | Report Response

""My job is to advocate for you to the admissions committee. Tell me what I should focus on in order to advocate for you to the best of my ability."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think medicinal research will change in the next decade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a physician, how would you deal with the homeless population in the community in which you live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think that it would be a pain having to act like a role model in your community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about where you got your suit..." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if a child asked you about sex?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does science play in medicine? (this seemed obvious to me, but my interviewer went off on a very different tangent than what I was thinking)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me what you think of health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as most interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically being asked to tell them the exact population of the town I was going to live in when I was older. . .really?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems did you see in the healthcare system where you grew up?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about Native America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle stubborn patients that go AMA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you get an interview the first time you applied?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What, of all of the service that you have done, was the most meaningful to you? [It surprised me; I had never really thought about this before... I thought for a bit and put something out there]" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the difference in rural practice between working for a small independant practice or working for a large health system managed clinic. Why would you prefer one over the other? How do each effect the health system? (I frankly had no clue an made sure to admit it, and interviewer admitted their was no right answer...though he kept persisting, even after my disclaimer... gave my uneducated opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a particular time in your coaching/tutoring experience that you faced a difficulty, and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is social justice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See Above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest challenge in medicine right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem very enthusiastic about the research you are doing, convince me that you are more passionate about becoming a doctor than doing research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you will do your residency?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are your characteristics ideal for family practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you have a master's degree how do we know that you won't want to get a PhD and do research after you are done with medical school. (they want rural physicians)." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a family practice doctor in rural Minnesota, where would you practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing very difficult. they threw out the "biggest problem in healthcare" deal but that's not really difficult if you've thought about answering it before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prove to me that you intend to stay in Minnesota." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying for an MD rather than MD/PHD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Using Canada as a model, how would you propose that we curb the rising health care costs in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Select a topic in medicine and tell me about it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What does "community medicine" mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched the school, reread my application, secondary, and personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, did a mock interview (very helpful!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, thoroughly researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my supplemental and AMCAS applications, used this site, did research on health care reform, had help from friend already in the UMD Med School" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through possible questions, medicare, medicaid, and health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked at SDN, mock interview, researched the school, talked to friends/current students, and looked at secondary questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, answers to secondaries, Duluth's website, read up on current health issues. Felt totally prepared" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS, and secondary. Reviewed SDN. Read "The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success" by Jeremiah Fleenor. Talked with current students. Prayed and had family pray." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read AMCAS, read Newsweek, SDN and prayed." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read over application, SDN, resources from my undergrad school." More from this Member | Report Response

"school website, SDN and mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over application. looked over school's info" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN; most everything is straight from their secondary and somehow deals with rural medicine or the probability that the interviewee will eventuate in rural medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, thats about it. You already have all of the answers in your head if you know yourself well enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew exactly what questions would be ask... vey similar to questions on secondary. Listed questioned and rehearsed answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, mock interviews at school, worked through typical questions in the Kaplan workbook, talked with physicians, talked with current students there that I knew, researched the schools website and literature" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my secondaries, reviewed school's website, practice interviews " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, reviewed secondary and primary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my Personal Statement, my secondary, read info about the school, looked over this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my essays, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor Network, reviewed my AMCAS and supplemental applications, caught up on current events (both medical and political), the school's website, personal reflection of strengths/weaknesses/interests" More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, caught up on health related news, reviewed medical ethics issues, thought about answers to basic questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, thought about the type of students they seek, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on the school, reviewed my materials, and explored the Duluth area the day before to get a feel for the town." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews, online research, review questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UMD website, generic interview ques, AMCAS and sec apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched UMD, read sdn, read the New York Times, and reviewed my primary and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my personal statement and supplementary application, read posts from this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my apps, viewbook, this site, thought a lot on the way up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Duluth's web site has been in less than full swing for some time now, and few interview feedback postings for Duluth appear on SDN. I spent the car ride up thinking about the various aspects of rural medicine and how I could best address rural health concerns in MN. That turned out to be quite useful." More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed their viewbook--reflected heavilly upon my rural experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, CNN health care, read a new novel that I could talk about, read over my AMCAS and secondary apps." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the schools mission statement, and thought about my goals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over AMCAS appliation, reviewed some common interview questions, prayed!" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff and sitting in on one of the PBL classes" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone there including admissions staff, med students, and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and outgoing. Duluth is a great city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class sizes, sense of community, support from faculty and administration." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly staff and completely dedicated to rural family medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How kind everyone was. Its a tight-knit community." More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the small class size, that every building on campus is connected, and the students were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff, and especially of the students. Almost all that I saw wished me good luck or asked me how the interview went. I'm sure I was a dead giveaway in my suit! Also the city of Duluth is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers made the interview seem more like a conversation than a sequence of question after question. Everyone seemed friendly and excited to be doing what they do there." More from this Member | Report Response

"That everything is in one building, because it's cold outside! The friendliness of the staff and the dedication of the faculty to your success. " More from this Member | Report Response

"You can avoid their 8 hour a day powerpoint lectures. This was popular with the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is very welcoming and friendly - Administrative staff, Faculty and Students. Small class size - students really seemed to like it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything!!! The class size of 60 was impressive enough. The familiarity between student and faculty. The professors truly want to help you become the best physician you can be. The staff were always very helpful and polite. The students all seemed to love attending UMD. Most importantly, the interviewers truly wanted to get to know me. They didn't just ask standard questions and move on, they were truly interested in the application beyond the paper. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How proud of their school students and staff were. the size of a class" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How friendly and caring everyone seemed to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The small class sizes, the community of the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere and people were very warm and friendly. Interviews were very laid back-basically a conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed atmosphere of the school, small class size" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Native American Center, Students, Anatomy Labs, " More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and nice everyone was. The students, how dedicated everyone seemed." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students giving the tour said they were really happy they chose Duluth" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students created a very welcoming and relaxed environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was very encouraging about entering medicine as a career." More from this Member | Report Response

"The intimacy of the school is great. Everyone seemed so nice and eager to help. The 2 students who gave the tour were genuine and sincerely enthusiastic about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very well prepared and very interested in what I had done and what I was doing with the rest of this year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people at the medical school were fantastic. They all were very nice and very open to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions secretary is super nice. The students were really imformative and my first interviewer was really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff and students were so friendly and encouraging. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is extremely friendly, everyone was very down-to-earth and welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"the small size, clinical rotations (not just an H & P per month) during second year, and how caring the faculty seem" More from this Member | Report Response

"Susan Christiansen, Dr. Day and Dr. Stouffer were all very friendly and informative. " More from this Member | Report Response

"small, tight-knit classes with many benifical opportunities of a big school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The community feel of the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The teachers were very interesting, and I liked the labs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy Labs were impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single person there was so friendly, the students got along super well, the anatomy lab had absolutely zero odor." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Didnt seem like a lot of student life activities, but Im sure theres more than they let on" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having all lectures in just one room" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interview was less relaxed than my first (he blatently told me he'd prefer I had a different major), but overall it wasn't too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I love this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"My student tour guides weren't the brightest, sorry to say. They couldn't answer basic questions about technology and the curriculum. The facilities are small, and not as nice as other schools I have visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"I know many schools are set up this way, but it is hard to imagine spending all classes for an entire school year in one classroom." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, but that may be baised as it's my top choice, and I seriously like everything about the program/location." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was stuck in my hotel, it's too cold outside to go anywhere and there are no busses. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was about -10 degrees outside!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing..." More from this Member | Report Response

"smaller and older facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are very old, but really all you need to get a good education...there's nothing fancy about the place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not bother applying or interviewing unless sincerely interested in rural, primary care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Grading System " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The COLD weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really negatively impressed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"While producing rural medicine docs is their stated goal, the willingness to help you specialize in anything else may be limited." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were rather small (only two exam rooms) and the students stayed in the same lecture hall all day for classes.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer was kind of odd and asked me about my high school activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"The focus on rural practice in MN felt really narrow to me and I wished they could be more accepting of other interests that compliment rural health care such as getting an MPH etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing I didn't know about going into it" More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour guide. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the lunch was really bland" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facility is rather small, and Duluth is COLD!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The town of Duluth" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were only 2 main classrooms for the med school, but that's no big deal I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Use the edgewater hotel, they picked me up from airport, took me to interview, picked me up and took me to airport for free" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interests of the professors I interviewed with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really do your research on health care reform and be prepared with an educated answer to what change you want to see. You will almost certainly get asked about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How outrageous one of my interviewers was! Outrageous in a fun way, of course." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I prepared pretty well but they really drill you on your commitment to rural and family medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The names of my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only 60 in the class! Slim chances for an out of state person, but I liked that it was small." More from this Member | Report Response

"Put the blinders on, Family Medicine ($112,00/year) or nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All of the classes are in the same room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing...I was well aware and informed of the institution." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back and comfortable they make you feel. Great School" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"They put a lot of weight on whether you have shadowed a rural family practice doc. They want to make sure you know what you are getting yourself into." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is at least one other candidate that is interviewing on the same day. You will be spending down time and having lunch with the other candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had interviewed here last year and was pretty comfortable with what to expect." More from this Member | Report Response

"The paucity of medical school space and the relative inconvenience of having the teaching hospitals located across town." More from this Member | Report Response

"get there early to find parking" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It is very important to shadow a rural physician before you interview. I think this is something that they really value." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be stressed at all and also: Expect the unexpected." More from this Member | Report Response

"how much parking sucks, plan to get there at least half an hour early, just in case." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are no other established allied health professional schools at Duluth. I found it difficult to believe that a solid educational foundation could be laid in a context devoid of professionals and students from pharmacy, PT, nursing, social work, etc. -- they all go hand in hand, and the education in a vaccuum idea rubbed me the wrong way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Duluth is better than my first impression. Also, UMD is very high rated for primary care, one of the tops in the midwest, especially for a public university" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, the experience was pretty laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were going to ask me specific questions about problems in rurual areas, what it means to be a rural physician, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I thought the school was great. I liked the atmosphere, small class sizes, and the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be ready to explain why you want to practice rural, family medicine - including specific reasons and examples. Great school, loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is exactly what I want. It's small and gives the community atmosphere that I'm looking for. Very friendly staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school and city. This is my top choice because of what I have already talked about. The teachers are great, the students are friendly, and they have a pretty nice facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was less stressed than I thought I'd be. It was a great overall experience for a medical school interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was relaxed, more of a kind of get-to-know you experience rather than trying to stump you with hard ethical dilemmas. The admissions people were very friendly, seemed like they knew a lot about me already, listened and I had good conversations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old news. Kindof like a time machine to 1980." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational, both interviewers asked me further questions about my application, my commitment to rural medicine, interest in family medicine. Quite stress free as far as interviews go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviewers, 1 on 1, each for an hour. At first, I thought an hour would be excessive but it was perfect because it allowed me to show the staff my true potential. I interviewed with Ms. Wirta and Dr. Ward, both were absolutely amazing at reducing stress of the interview and reciprocating in the conversation. The interviews were an incredible experience. After the interviews, they reinforced my positive attributes and also gave me advice on improving my negatives. " More from this Member | Report Response

"gernerally stress free. The interviews were very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Duluth is a beatiful city and everybody at UMD's medical school seemed (and still seems) friendly and excited to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a wonderful experience, much better than I anticipated. Duluth is a beautiful city with so much to do if you have the drive. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty relaxed. My second interviewer was respectably tough...but somehow managed to not make me feel uncomfortable even though he did ask some high pressure questions. First interviewer was great...was like having conversation with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience. Interviews were great. I thought that the school's facilities were very nice, but its definately a small school with small classes, so it's not for everyone. Inevitably you will talk about rural and family medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has a great support system for American Indian Students, I loved the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two one hour interviews. Then I had lunch with a student, she then gave me a tour. I was the only person interviewing that day. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had Dr Forbes, who teaches neuroanatomy. She talked a lot. She would ask me a question, I started to answer, and then all of a sudden we were talking about her grandson. I also had Nick Patromis, a community member and the owner of all the Burger Kings in Duluth. He would ask questions rapidly, not giving much time for an answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview seemed more like a conversation than a formal interview. The process was as stress-free as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Spoke with financial aid officer, took tour, had lunch, two interviews, one with a faculty member and another with a community member on the Adcomm. My second interviewer was a non surgical orthopod/sports medicine doc at a local hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience. I came away feeling great about the school, the education they give, the ideals the teach, and the environment bestowed on the students by the faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great! I really liked the interviewers and I interviewed them as much as they interviewed me. However, I was very disappointed in their facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experince was great. The first person I interviewed with was very laid back and it didn't even feel like an interview. It was if I had known him for years." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience overall. Absolutely know why you are interested in rural medicine because that is the kind of physician they are looking for. Both interviewers asked me about my rural medicine interests and challenged me on whether I had did my homework." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really tired when I got there because I drove up from the twin cities that morning. However, the faculty, staff and students were really friendly and encouraging. They immediately put me at ease and I felt very comfortable. The facilities were more impressive than I thought they would be. The interviews themselves were fairly grueling, because there are two back to back. Overall it was a positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was great and I felt as if I were just talking with friends, not critical interviewers deciding the course of my life!" More from this Member | Report Response

"chill, you'll be fine, everyone's ridiculously nice and my interviewers seemed to really just want to clarify and expound upon things I offered up about myself. None of that whole "tell me about yourself" "what are your weaknesses" BS." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is very quick and relatively painless. Parking can be a pain, so get there early. I have lunch first with another interview student and two med students. Everything is really laid back and they were trying to be very honest--not trying to sell the school bur rather give you a good idea of what one can expect. My advice is to interview the school as much as the school in interviewing you. Ask questions. The two interviews were really great. We found ideals and attributes that we shared and really just conversed about them. I didn't want to leave because I was having such a good time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, Duluth is a great place to learn and get one-on-one attention (there are only 53 students in the class) I have been accepted there and will probably attend next fall." More from this Member | Report Response

"It went fast, everyone was friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview was very typical with a physician from the area, and the second with an instructor was much more involved." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent, virtually stress-free, it was a very welcoming and encouraging atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 38
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 27
Neutral 1
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 23
Out of state 8

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 5
2-3 hours 8
4-6 hours 13
7+ hours 3

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 7
Automobile 21
Train or subway 2
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 12
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 0
$301-$400 1
$401-$500 1
$501+ 4

What airport did you use?

Duluth International Airport

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Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 5
Hotel 16
Home 0
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.80 30

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
7.87 30

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.67 30

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 14

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.14 14

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.15 13

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They mailed my stuff to me pretty late before my interview. Other than that everything has gove smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if you could get the name of the interviewer(s) before the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get up to speed. Impress your candidates instead of taking them to the greaseball food plaza. Tell" More from this Member | Report Response

"Email letters instead of paper mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, by far the most efficient and courteous admissions staff I have dealt with." More from this Member | Report Response

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