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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Individual Feedback 5 139 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 121
Negatively 4
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.16 136

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 100

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.20 89

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 8
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 12
45 minutes 33
50 minutes 26
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 53

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 135
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 135
In a group 1

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 109
Closed file 25

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.55 137

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

"I signed a non-disclosure agreement. But a girl who interviewed with me said that they reuse the same questions every year and that her friend told her everything in advance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you choose to interview if you had the chance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the qualities of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why become a physician and why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and some detail about your extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have experienced." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what exposure you have had to diverse backgrounds and perspectives" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe an ethical dilemma you have faced." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted only to University of Minnesota - Duluth (which I did not apply to) would you go and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one of the problems with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MD: Tell me about .... (Asian Studies major, studying abroad, internship at HCMC) more asked about specific things that intrigued him on my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to addend UMN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical dilemema and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your experiences apply in your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me one positive and one negative thing about the public option that they are currently trying to pass. (This was back in Fall 2010)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my native country (intl student), how I get around." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What have your other interviews been like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I noticed a general questions worksheet. I think the faculty member chooses which questions off the worksheet they find interesting or which ones they want more information on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to attend the "U"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any ideas how to fix the healthcare problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aside from what was on your AMCAS and secondary, what else led to your decision to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They just asked me stuff out of my application and secondary and we chatted about health care policy, although other students who interviewed that day were asked more traditional questions like "why medicine, why this school, etc..."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing tricky. Most of the questions were "tell me about ________ on your application."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is an insurance at Texas less expensive than one at Minnesota? (It's not meant to stress you out. It's just to test your knowledge in future aspects of healthcare.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your path to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real specifics here; it was more like "tell me about yourself, etc."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were open file for the main interviewer, and closed for the 4th yr student interviewer. Specific quesiton... Really specific stuff about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself /why medicine /why now / why this school / why MN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When were you faced with an ethical dilemma and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research X 10" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is the U. of M. your #1 choice? Why not the other Minnesota schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doc? Why the switch from business to medicine (I'm non-trad)? Tell me more about what you did at your jobs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Biggest problem in health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (He asked this again but in a different way)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stuff about research/activities/jobs" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Very detailed/pointed questions about everything on AMCAS and personal statement. Also, be prepared to give a very good explanation of why you want to be a doctor, and why they should pick you at U of M." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you set up your research experience at Mayo Clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about patient autonomy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Q: "How long have you been employed as a CA (community/residential advisor)and what have you done about college drinking?" (I've never been a CA)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself living in Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the US system of health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why 8 years of school" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What books have you read lately that you weren't required to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who is your favorite composer, favorite woman composer, favorite woman soloist, favorite conductor, all asked in rapid succession so I didn't even have a chance to answer " More from this Member | Report Response

"What strengths do you have that will help you be a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

""Do you have any personal connections to Minneapolis?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your motivation to become a doctor (stemming from my AMCAS essay)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you see in rural communities today? (I am from a rural area and am placing an emphasis on rural medicine in my studies.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a current medical crisis." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"So why did you not want to keep playing music in a band?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too hard. Just questions stemming from conversation about me, my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Describe your experience volunteering in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest issue/challenge you think you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll deal with being probably the oldest student in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

""What does your day-to-day work involve?" (I've been out of school a while and holding down a "real" job.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do about health care in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were few discrete questions... it didn't feel like a list. We just had a conversation that flowed in out of my education, background, work experience, health care, study abroad, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"So, what do you want to know about the University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to live in Minnnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences in Egypt (went on a medical mission there)" More from this Member | Report Response

"just things specific to my application, detail clarifications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every little detail from my personal statment and secondary. If you interview with my person, you better know everything you said about yourself or the interviewer will humiliate you." More from this Member | Report Response

"know how to find a particular gene if you want to (pcr)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you would like to tell the admissions committee, or anything abt the school that you need more information about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some challenges you can see physicians would face?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Special interests" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you choose UM instead of other schools? (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you expect to cure disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I see here you have experience researching the GFAP protein in autistic post-mortem brains, and you also worked with a teenager with autism. How would you explain to him what you were researching?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What prompted your decision to pursue a medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were personal and specific to my essays." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my role in my family?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think of universal health care and if the US will have it anytime soon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor is your father?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you would be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Describe how you get frustrated/stressed." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your path to medical school/Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your journey to applying to medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe makes a good team?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest issue with the US health care system? what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What opportunities would you take advantage of if accepted to UMN?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you were placed in an ethical situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the U of MN?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What book are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were accepted to UCSD and University of Minnesota - Duluth (which I did not apply to) where would you go and why? (with the caveat that the interviewer said that she was supposed to rate my honesty in this answer on the interviewer's sheet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a specific case you saw during your volunteer work that you remember?" More from this Member | Report Response

"M4 Student: Pretty sure there was a list of questions they were supposed to ask (Why medicine, ethical dilemma, weakness, how have you shown leadership, what books have you read, what do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do we curtail the rising cost of healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (x/y/z) experience, as is listed in your AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"What I like to read, my hobbies. Asked me stuff about drawing, art and other artistic things." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to bring to the school that other students do not have? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult decision you made in your life and why you decided to take that particular course of action." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What do you see as the main problem with the U.S. health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (I'm a non-trad who had an non-medical career)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Negative Aspects/ Challenges in Medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there certain types of persons, or personalities, that you find hard to work with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, just the general healthcare q.'s, and the like" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of M? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to attend the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I was asked to describe some of the personal information from my essays" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"why the university of MN?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you currently reading? Who are your favorite authors? (my student interviewer actually liked the same author so we exchanged opinions on some books)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the US healthcare system? Is it good enough? What would you do to improve it if you had the power to? Should all diseases be treated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about (specific item on my secondary application)..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about national health insurance" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why the U?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"specifics about AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"In what ways did your clinical experience reinforce your desire to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very active during the time of Roe v. Wade. What is your view of abortion and how would it affect your course if a pregnant woman entered your office interested in an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of residency will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

""I think if you consider the statistics for drunk driving, domestic assault, etc. alcohol is responsible for a huge amount of the health problems in the US. What do you see as the best way to address this issue?" (he was pretty obsessed with alcohol abuse)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most influential experience you had in the hospital you worked in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you staying during your visit? How long are you staying for?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What qualities do you think make a good pediatrician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do feel about Healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to medical school in Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about balancing yourself in college with academics and footbal and backetball." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you contribute diversity to our medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do you see with our current health care system? How would you fix them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is going to be your strength as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what does [my major] have to do with medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide to apply to medical school? (I was in a master's program at the time)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

""How will you afford to come here?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a health-care issue today that is a problem (i talked about medicare/medicaid shortages and the rising cost of prescription drugs)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are from PA, why Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you envision medical school to be like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you should practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why the University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who should represent patients in patient-advocacy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you want to live in the cold?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you learn best? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 8 years? What type of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of any recent news about prescription drug problems?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

""What part of medical school are you most looking forward to?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be? (I was confused if he meant what specialty, or more general, how will you act as a doctor...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What clinical experiences did you get from your job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this school your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what else do you want to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot's about universal health care" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain what you think is happening during accupuncture ( I expressed an interest in it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you compassionate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you've read and what else do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much medical experience do you have? (A lot of questions in this interview came from answers to previous questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine specifically, not nursing or physical therapy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'd make a better physician relative to being a research scientist (I did a bunch of research work)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you wait a year before applying? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What aspect of your personality will serve you best in an MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about some positive and negative experiences that you have had with physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"You said in your essay that you never intended to be a doctor. What changed your mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did I move to Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why have you not considered the MD/PhD program? (returned to this question 3 times during the interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the biggest decision you have had to make?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of a doctor is your dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you read the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the last five books you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why the University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you experienced diverse cultures and backgrounds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about (insert clinical/patient experience here)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why minnesota? (im out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a role model in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you really wanted something, but failed to achieve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an ethical situation you encountered and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you envision your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Minnesota (both the state and the University)? (I'm not from the Midwest - I'm from the coasts)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an ethical or moral situation you have been in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a negative aspect of yours?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Does length of life necessarily equal quality of life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a significant challenge that your generation will face." More from this Member | Report Response

"Patients I remember from my volunteering, what do I think of the healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think Americans do not view health care as a universal right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What outside of the classroom have you done to prepare for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some stuff about abortion (related to my activities)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I picked my undergrad school" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will the the greatest challenge in your journey to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Challenges in current medical system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should patients sue doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In many cases, you are thrown into a situation where you are expected to complete a task that you have never done before. How would you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmmm its amazing to think how many pple are gonna read this lol. Write your own review afterwards k? ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x, y, z experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities of a good physician do you posess? Explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family? Do you come from a tight-knit family? Will they be there for you during the difficult times during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"LOTS of specific questions about research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the autorhythmicity/internodal pathway of the heart." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you didn't get in to medical school (not reapply... if you NEVER got in...)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"He attacked a couple things on my app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? Anything else you'd like to tell me that isn't in your app?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem faced by our healthcare system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the last book you've read" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you enjoy your undergraduate education? Why did you choose to go there? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to the admissions committee to know that wasn't on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in healthcare? As a physician, what would your role be in resolving those issues? What will you be doing in 10 years as a doc? Don't try and B.S any of these answers, the interviewer will follow up any sweeping general answers like ''I want national health insurance'' with stuff like ''OK, so what do you think is in the way of that? what about rationing? how have Britian and Canada done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the current increase in autism diagnosis? (topic in my PS)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you see yourself as a student at our school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

""What specifically appeals to you about ophthalmology?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do I need to know about you (after 45 minutes of Q and A)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research did you do? Do you want to continue doing research during med school? (he is an M.D./PhD so this was kind of expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please explain to me what brought you to medicine (I am a non-traditional applicant)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate major (child psychology) and how will it contribute to your career as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with patients that aren't complient with treatments? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some of the last books you have read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the largest problem facing healtcare in this country today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever let some one down? Explain. (PS if you get Dr. McLoon, she asks the same questions to everyone she interviews.) These are the ones I could remember. There is nothing too surprising though." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think would be the hardest part for you in starting medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think physicians have one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What triggered your decision to apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"what do you do for fun in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How did you come to choose the medical profession?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is one issue in healthcare that particularly strikes you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about XXX (from my essays)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'd thrive in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you discipline physicians that make mistakes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about your application that you would like to address or tell the admissions committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me why exactly you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of hobbies do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would a friend say to describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What major problem exists in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What concerns you about the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

""How did you meet your wife?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done about the 43 million uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions about the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"how do you solve homelessness?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you got rejected from medical schools what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some things that you wish you could change about medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you read every day? / What types of books are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Some HMO questions. This came up from one of my answers...one thing led to another. Try to know about the alternatives that have been proposed over the years but be honest. I simply stated that I really do not see a better system but talked about my takes on the single payer system." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for the interview? (seems most interviewers read SDN!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversely, what is one thing you will need to improve to be successful in an MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that you would like living in the Minneapolis area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? (I strongly encourage you ask a thoughtful, genuine question, I asked about a female entering the medical field, something he could give me some good, qualified advice on, and he did!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anyone at work that you don't like working with or don't get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did I have a "wild" lifestyle living off-campus? (my interviewer, bless his heart, had some preconceived notion that all college football players were wildmen)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What issues might a primary care doctor face in practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about health care CEO making millions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of specialty would you go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support network will you have if you come to this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you want to be a doctor? (this was the lead-off question as he was starting to open my file; I'm not sure he was really looking for an answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain the importance of proffesional autonomy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any family members who are physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Healthcare costs are rising rapidly. What are your thoughts? What possible solutions are there? My interviewer and I had a really good discussion about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do teams fail?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I moved here about 15 years back and one thing that surprised me was how big youth sports are. Were you involved in sports as a child?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why minnesota? (im out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your leadership style" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a time when you were placed in an ethical situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about... (about to talk conversationally about your PS and secondary essays)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to have a good thing going at (current school), why do you want to leave?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with X type of patient (not following treatment plan, engaging in risky behavior, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a friend describe you/how would an enemy describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is something that you were exposed to during your volunteering that you seeked out more information about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, how would you handle the death of a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health Care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you stay up-to-date with news? How do you get it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Patients I remember from my volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response

"(Gave an example of an emergency room end-of-life decision he had to make earlier that week) What would you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you do on the MCAT? This was interesting since interviewers were given all info except GPA and MCAT to reduce bias. I guess I would be curious too if I were interviewing someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stuff about abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going to be able to handle dealing with sick people all the time? What about when you can't help them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the health care system in the U.S. compare with the health care system of Germany (based on my experiences, not random!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion about DIY home genetic tests." More from this Member | Report Response

"If we were able to switch positions, I were the applicant you were the interviewer, what would you ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your biggest weakness that you don't spin as a positive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever get involved in political causes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do believe will be the biggest challenge for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into primary care? (Although our conversation was interesting and engaging at times, I wasn't asked any terribly interesting questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's switch roles... If you were the director and I were the student, what 1 question would you ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the health care system in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"are you confident that you'll be admitted to medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Current political climate in post-Soviet Russsia" More from this Member | Report Response

"Besides diabetic interventions, what Other things need to be done if a patient's pancrease is removed? (I work in an organ transplant unit and the interviewer is a physiology prof)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None--they were all very standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about making maple syrup? (it stems from one of my volunteer experiences in my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient told you to not tell his wife about his terminal illness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"all very basic...why an MD, where will you be in 10 years, why this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were VERY easy and definitely totally comfortable ''get to know you'' sort of things. Actually..my interviewer asked how slow the process had been which I thought was interesting (especially since MN has been very slow)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very general questions about my primary and secondary application. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Just information about my AMCAS and secondary application, clarification about activities, questions about my research and interests" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have any relatives attended this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are in charge of limited state health budget: give me programs to do. What book recently. Why do you want to be doctor? What are major issues in medicine to you? How could we fix them. What about a doctor's responsibility to prevent suffering? What about your family? What baout another occupation? Anything else to tell me? Any questions? " More from this Member | Report Response

"everything was pretty interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is this reaaly your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Where should we sit?" (upon arriving in the large conference room were my one-on-one interview took place)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which aspect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic strikes you as the most interesting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of outdoor activities do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the US system of healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the questions had to do with my research, the interviews were really just conversations about my research, and sometimes, the interviewers research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient filed a malpractice suit against you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Would I do overseas work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your shadowing experience, what was one thing that totally caught you off guard, positive or negative?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given a specific medical scenario and asked what I would do in that situation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any good books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your thesis about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to undergrad where you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you think physicians have one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the largest problem you see with the US healthcare system? This may not seem like an interesting question but since I was an MPH student at the time, I fortunately had a lot to talk about and enjoyed sharing my views. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your trips to the boundry waters canoe area" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The interview was more of a conversation during which I learned so much about both the school, it's program and resources and also medicine in general. It was laid back and so fluid that I cannot remember a specific question except for: "do you have any personal connections to Minneapolis?" and "How will you afford the tuition?" (I am an out-of-state applicant." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a health-care issue today that is a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name two people who were influential in your outlook towards life and the how and why of their influence." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were looking for reasons for choosing medicine and path taken to get there. There is room for "diversity" in unique situations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think needs to be done to fix the current crisis in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you do (my major) over again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think today's physicians are involved enough in activism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would someone from the south ever want to go to school in the very cold minnesota climate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you the most about becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned outside of the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll deal with being probably the oldest student in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell a 19yr old female patient who was pregnant who wanted an abortion. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All the standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you think you know what you're getting into?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary. What should we do about the "health care problem"" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about the neighborhood where I grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you tell a patient who asked you to do something you morally disagreed with, such as perform an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They were all pretty bland typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"i go to a catholic school and he asked quite a few questions about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you explain the fact that Canadians have a longer life span compared to Americans? What does that mean for healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you read in your brain and fiction class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you cook for me if I asked you to cook your favorite dish (related to a hobby...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel like helping poor people? (this question was in reference to my volunteer work in a third world country)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your biggest disappointment/accomplishment? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do some of the physicians you've shadowed think about our current health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What scares you the most or makes you apprehensive about the medical field? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'd make a better physician relative to being a research scientist (I did a bunch of research work)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many newspapers do you read each morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine you had to describe your research to a group of legislators from Minnesota in laymen's terms and then had to explain why it was important for the state of Minnesota. Also, you only have one minute." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The questions were mainly about things that I mentioned on my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

""If two rockets take off, onw at the equator and one at the north pole, which one will reach orbit first" " More from this Member | Report Response

"hmmmm, nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard set of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the most difficult challanges faced by academic medicine researchers?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you see as the biggest problem facing medicine today?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do I think of the situation in the Middle East?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the social system in Germany differ from the U.S.'s? (Came up during conversation about my experiences abroad)" More from this Member | Report Response

""You probably won't go to Minnesota if you get accepted here, will you?" (an interesting twist on "why minnesota?") This was followed by a series of questions regarding the likelyhood of me staying in MN after graduation (do you have family/connections here, etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of universal health care and if the US will have it anytime soon?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of "The Remains of the Day"? (I was reading it while waiting for her)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you describe your relationship with your step-mother?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"just questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you read at all? last book read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen the movie "The Jerk"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None of my interviewer's questions struck me as interesting...they were all pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you had a magic wand and could change anything about medicine, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had the chance to interview someone, who would you interview? I was just thrown off/unprepared for the question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you choose to interview if you had the chance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe how you responded to a obstacle or conflict." More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical situation that was posed. Initially it wasn't hard, but the interviewer then spun it in a tricky way." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you define compassion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest issue with the US health care system? what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"cannot think of any" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What changes would you make to the health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you really wanted something, but failed to achieve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a conflict you had with a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your attributes that would contribute to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you find boring about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do teams fail?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the biggest moral/ethical situation you have been in since you turned 19." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the health disparity you saw abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really that hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would a malpractice suit against you impact you and your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were straight foward with a little preparation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Discussing health reform, because my interviewer strongly disagreed with my answer. I don't know if he wanted to see how I would debate it, or if he just wanted to let me know I was wrong in his mind. Either way, I felt like I was put in a very difficult position. He and I just had different opinions, and I walked out of the interview feeling like my opinion in someway took away from my performance." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do I think of the healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you sure you want to be a doctor and not just pursue research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no difficult questions asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you prepared, none." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were too bad, plus I was able to kind of dodge the health care one. Mostly it was a very conversational interview, moreso than my others" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too difficult, they are not trying to cream you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I always find it difficult to answer about the problems in the health care system without coming off too complainy." More from this Member | Report Response

"So would you say that University of Minnesota and Mayo are your top two choices?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to explain a very specific portion of my application that involved gangs." More from this Member | Report Response

"4th year student asked about a situation where I acted in a morally questionable way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really difficult, it was so much more conversational than anything else. Pretty chill n relaxed. Tho for me 4th yr interview, she was more intense I think. Asked about my most difficult experience ever, regrets i've had, how i've experienced diversity and stuff like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think of U.S. healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does X actually work? (a specific piece of hardware I mentioned that's related to one of my interests)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of person/personality characteristic do you dislike the most? How would deal with such a person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you wait three years after your undergraduate degree to apply to medical school? (All of my questions were straight forward.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I chose you over other of these candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing overly difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you know who _____ (obscure musician from the 20th century) is? (luckily I knew the answer...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mechanisms of action of an anti-fungal medication (something a family member had to use)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems are doctors facing today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer said that he thinks some diseases shouldn't be treated in certain cases (ones that are largely due to patient lifestyle) because the cost of treatment for some of these diseases is what is causing the high price and unavailability of healthcare. Then he asked me what I thought about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"None--they were all very standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the biggest problem in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer told me what he saw as the weakest part of my application, so I had to discuss that with him. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a medical issue you have been following inthe news and discuss a possible solution." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Seriously they were all VERY easy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If i had wanted to be a doctor in college and why i took time off. " More from this Member | Report Response

"All easy questions. By easy, I mean no hard policy/ethics questions. However, you better know everything about your experiences/desires for medicine/yourself front to back." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want the admissions committee to know that is not in your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were no really difficult morale questions, mostly about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think that I should know about you that is not in your application? (there were 9 essay questions in the supplemental and I hadn't prepared for that)" More from this Member | Report Response

"personal question about my family (fair game, it was in my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you like to meet most, dead or alive?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What do you see as the biggest problem in healthcare?" (I promise that this was the most difficult one although "what do you do to relax?" and "what was the last book that you read?" were right up there with it)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the president of the United States, how would you go about changing insurance so that more people are covered?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Nothing really difficult. The questions were very straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about implicit memory development and face processing. (I didn't complete a lot of research in this area but was able to bring the question around to areas I knew more about)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about Health care? (very general, I had a hard time getting specific questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, at first after explaining their process, he said that the first thing I needed to do was explain why I wanted to go to medicine. But without telling where he wanted me to go. Obviously "Why medicine" is fair but he asked it in a weird way. So I talked for a bit but then he started asking questions and made it more informal and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of the largest problems in US health care today, and what would you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite composer, favorite woman composer, favorite woman soloist, favorite conductor, all asked in rapid succession so I didn't even have a chance to answer " More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of limitations do you have that will make it hard to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your biggest weakness will be when you become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the best and worst things about being a physician are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the last time you were extremely stressed or mad and how you were able to cope." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the biggest problem with healtcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical questions of health care delivery." More from this Member | Report Response

"same one" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you unique from the other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the solution to the current healthcare debate, i.e. socialized vs. privatized healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The previous was the only question. It has a long answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"What issue in healthcare particularly strikes you that you want to talk about? (I talk about the aging US population)" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. Maybe-challenges for docs and patients in the area into which i intend to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't have any questions that were too difficult, but some others felt that they were grilled (be able to talk about everything you mentioned in your essays!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't think it's possible for you to have done all these extracurriculars. Did you do this one? This one? Tell me how you calculated your hours per week." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done with physicians that make mistakes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I asked your friends to describe something about you they would change, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When have you hit a brick wall in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of any recent news about prescription drug problems? (I talked about the recent Vioxx recall and how I thought it might affect the status of other COX2 inhibitors.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Even if you support her choice to an abortion (see above), what would you tell her if you were morally against abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Only standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"No difficult questions, really. My application materials directed the questioning, so there were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"What didn't get on your application that you want me to know about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I'd do about the 45 million people who're currently uninsured. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your favorite basketball team? (I barely know one. I said I play b/ball, which is quite differrent from being an NBA fan, it is.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please tell me about a disease process you are familiar with and tell me everything you know about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"question about future of healthcare issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"he asked a few short questions about my application, but mostly just asked me what i wanted to talk about. nothing difficult or strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you solve...(timeless questions like world hunger, war, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you deal with being away from your family? (I went to college a hour away from my parents)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you compassionate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you keep up with the advancing technology field and its effect on your practice as a physician? Specifically, what if patients come to you and ask you for your opinion about certain websites/new technologies they've found in relation to their illness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background. (It was so open ended that I didn't know where to start and fumbled for words a little)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since you are away from family, what would be your support system in Minneapolis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would make you choose UM over other schools you applied to? (besides acceptance, location).... I didn't really have an answer prepared, since I'm very interested in the school, they wouldn't have to do much to persuade me to pick them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you expect to cure disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above.... (FYI, I highly doubt this question will make it to a standard medical school interview question, but it has something to do with the spin of the earth)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interviewer grilled me with endless questions, even to the point of asking me how I sequenced DNA in my research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked if I had any questions for him, I really wasn't prepared to ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not feel that any question was particularly difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a doctor as opposed to a nurse, physical therapist, etc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Technical questions about an experimental technique that I myself have never performed." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why have you not considered the MD/PhD program?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"An ethical question regarding religous beliefs and treatments provided" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some of the debate surrounding genetic research and your opinion on them." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"How do you feel about 80-hour work weeks?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drives you (internally)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle unethical situations? (Difficult because of the generality of the question - no specific situation given)" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced typical MMI questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed my primary and secondary application, made a list of the things about the school that interested me, and read the interview feedback on SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Interview feedback, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewing common medical school questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"SDN, AMCAS, read information here and there" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brainstorm questions and answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback surveys. Looked over my AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading over AMCAS/secondary." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview feedback, reviewing application and school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched school. Practiced answering obvious questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice interviews, talking with first and second year students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview books (yea yea I know), reading up the University of Minnesota mission statements and what they seek in applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice Interview (twice) at school. Talked to advisor. Read studendoctor.net. Outlined answers to questions on here." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, their website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the school's website, googled the interviewer, and read a few online articles regarding the interviewer's area of interest in research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the Healthcare bill. Re-read some sources on bioethics as well as looking over interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyed Minneapolis and learned a little about the campus, SDN interview feedback, made certain I was up-to-date on health reform, and developed my thoughts and opinions on the matter." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, SDN, sample questions online, review my amcas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN feedback, reviewed AMCAS and secondary essays, practice questions supplied by undergrad career center." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview question review; basically, found the most difficult questions I could be asked and ensured I had good answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Brushed up on current events; reviewed health care reform; outlined health care system; SDN; school website; reviewed EC's" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interviews, researched the school a bit" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read secondary, primary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, UMN website" More from this Member | Report Response

"I read sdn, attempted to read up on everything I don't know about the health care system but gave up very soon, read some standard interview questions and came up with specific responses to "why medicine" and "why this school" " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read website, read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read primary and secondary, SDN, Med school interview package from school career center, Read on ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read an entire health policy textbook, bioethics and reviewed AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed primary and secondary apps, brushed up on US health care policy, nothing too major." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, google's practice interviews n the like." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, U of M website, went over my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMSAR, mock interview, read my application again, U website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN articles and interview feedback posts. Read Health related articles online. Read through my essays and gathered personal experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read other student's opinions of their interviews, read essays on health care reform, read novels and essays by physician/writers, rehearsed with friends, and reflected on my decision to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read papers by the people I looked to interview for." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and secondary applications, brushed up on current medical topics, found a test bank of sample interview questions, explored U of MN website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, school website, reveiwed my research, " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, googled sample questions, reviewed current topics in healthcare, went over my AMCAS and supplemental questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed questions, SDN Int. Feedback., Reviewed PS, AMCAS, and Secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, read over my AMCAS and secondary (He asked me questions based on my experiences taht I listed)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, looked at standard interview questions and the feedback on this website; brushed up on my past research/work experiences so I could talk intelligently about them." More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN and reviewed my secondary and primary applications. I also went to the free coffee night before the day of the interview to meet with current second years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, thought about questions and how I would respond, mock interview, reviewed AAMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"I looked in the mirror a few times and just thought over defining characteristics of myself and what I wanted to get across during the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading SDN, talking to current medical students, reading over my AMCAS and secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school website, went over AMCAS, wasted time preparing for ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, google my interviewer, school website, my essay shtuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, SDN, sketch out ideas" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed AMCAS. supplemental, thought about common questions, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread my app, refreshed myself on my research, googled interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read my amcas, asked others who interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"poorly (8am interview and I managed about 4 hours of sleep the night before because I had to finish a term paper. In case you had not already inferred from my late interview date I am what some affectionately call: a procrastinator)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read application info, scanned newspapers for current health events, mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my brother goes there so talking to him and a bunch of his M4 friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD, looked over my research, internet review searches of current medical crises " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview through my undergraduate institution, studentdoctor.com, re-read my application materials, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read essays (AMCAS and secondary), SDN, read through school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor.net, talk to a med student, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"mock interviews, sdn, reading my applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read over essays that I wrote." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the schools web-site, SDN, and my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"studentdoctor.net, looked at the school website, reviewed my secondary and previous research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, reread my personal statement and went over sample questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my amcas app, school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SD, UMN web site, look up current med issues, practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read all my essays and personal statements. Read a little about the school and it's program." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN website and school website, looked up my interviewer to see what field(s) he was in (he was impressed with that), re-read my secondary application questions (IMPORTANT! a lot of my interview questions came directly off of mine, so make sure you know what you wrote!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, secondary app, AAMCAS app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched my interviewer, asked questions at a pre-function offered by the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the school and my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread extensive secondary app, SDN, UMN website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, and the newspaper." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, prepping with articles on health care reform, my essays (which my interviewer drew many of his questions from)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my supplemental application, looked at the school website, talked to current students before the interview date." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, read the U of M website. " More from this Member | Report Response

"application, SDN, reviewed research(my own and my interviewer's research)...that's about it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Visited studentdoctor.net, researched my interviewer on the school website, read my AMCAS and secondary applications, had my father interview me the night before from The 2004 Pfizer Medical School Manual." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over website, essays, possible questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school provided me with the name of my interviewer in advance, so I looked him up on the school's website to find out his research interests. I also reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications (especially since it was open file), and looked at previous SDN comments." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the school, read articles published by my interviewer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed 1st and 2nd apps, researched school, and this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read catalog and sdn." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought a bit about how I would approach "standard" interview questions (maybe two hours looking over a list I compiled from interview feedback on this site)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special -- I'm at the U for grad school, so I knew a fair amount already. Looked at the interview feedback page on SDN, that's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website, brushed up on health care in America (a weakness of mine), read over my AMCAS and secondary apps. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read reviews on this website, read through my application, and read a Scientific American magazine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at the web site, brochures, pubmed, looked at USNews rakings, talked to people and read various commercial advice sources." More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical" More from this Member | Report Response

"student doctor, re-read application, u of m website" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my secondary, AMCAS essay, went out with friends to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"went over personal statement, talked to others that interviewed there. Read up on current events." More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn, researched interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to my co-workers who are all very familiar with the U of MN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, current medical students' help, read my appl., read school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice answering questions out loud, mock interviews, read over my apps, and read up on current medical/research issues. " More from this Member | Report Response

"U of MN website, this website, reviewed my AMCAS and U of MN apps, mock interview, kept up on current events in the health field." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, mock interview, went through AMCAS and Minnesota applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read apps, SDN, mock interviews, talked to current student." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my essays, AMCAS, UM website, relaxed, talked w/family about health care issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually didn't this time. After so many other interviews it gets almost second nature." More from this Member | Report Response

"read U of M website and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread applications, this site, answered some mock interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't tell on me, but I just sort of "winged it". I know my experiences, I know my essay, and I know why I want to be a doctor. If you spend an hour "pumping yourself up", reminding yourself why you are a qualified candidate and go in there with self-confidence instead of a headfull of trivial MN facts, your interview will go much more smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, read everything I could about the U of M, drilled myself and did a mock interview with a friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, school website, healthcare primer, application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread my application...calmed down." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about possible questions and what I would answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, knew my application well, read "Severed Trust", which details the troubles of our health care system (an excellent and very informative book)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked some friends in med school at Minnesota about their interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS, secondary apps; reviewed U of M website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS, read the Univ. of WA bioethics site. Look at one of the late October reviews for the link (it's excellent). Read my 2' app and thought over and reread some of my research. Looked at the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading interview feedback off this site, reading their website, and speaking with current medical students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my essays, looked at potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Review application and practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Website, AMCAS application, secondary application, and answered typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on my interviewer's research (not a bad idea to get an idea of what he/she does); studied my application and research (definitely a good thing to do)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read about the University of Minnesota, looked up my interviewer on the web." More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explored the website, read through the catalog, wrote down a few things I wanted to highlight about myself as well as some questions for the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"u of mn website (not the best but good to get a sense of the school's curriculum) looked for sample interview questions online and also studied my application materials thoroughly." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was SO nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year student who interviewed me and the 5 other students that I met during the panel and tour all seemed like people that I would get along with really well. The facilities blew my mind (I went to a really small school that had much less funding for undergraduate). What really finalized my positive impression was the faculty though. During the tour, we ran into 2 different faculty members. They seemed happy, excited to talk to us, and really genuine. I would love to have them as professors in the future." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facilities, Flex MD programs, lots of research opportunities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their curriculum is very solid and has a very good reputation. All lectures are recorded and uploaded, so you hardly have to attend lecture. All exams are based purely on powerpoint from lecture (also uploaded), so no need for textbooks (save for anatomy). Plus it's a big school so every imaginable resource is available" More from this Member | Report Response

"The number of opportunities at the school. The possibility to do clinicals all over the state. The friendliness of the admissions staff. How laid back the interview was (it was like having a normal conversation)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked minneapolis, it is a really nice city. I liked the facilities, they are a bit on the older side but they do a lot to make things feel homey--lots of little study nooks and cafes in the school itself. I really liked my interviewers, the students and my tour guide, everyone was very nice and down to earth." More from this Member | Report Response

"very nice and friendly people: I feel I got to know people, my interviewer, medical students and fellow interviewees. The only medical school in the area: many opportunities/hospital rotations are open to medical student." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Both the faculty and MS4 were extremely nice. The interview was sooo low stress. It was more of a conversation than an interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone went out of their way to make sure that my questions were addressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main room for the interview day was very nice and had plenty of snacks and beverages. The admissions staff was very kind, as were the interviews. Very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, friendly students, campus facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The city of Minneapolis, the campus, the facilities, the interconnectedness of the medical campus with the undergraduates, graduates and other health professions, the facilities dedicated to medical students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities, the Dean meeting with you personally" More from this Member | Report Response

"The community! the students are so willing to answer all of your questions. some M2s will even have coffee with you the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem awesome, very friendly. Facilities are nice and the location is great. I love their new curriculum and all the opportunities it offers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Positive attitude of the medical students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere of the school, including staff and administration." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students: both those in my interview group and current students. I felt like they were a pretty chill, laid-back group and got along really well with everyone. I'm way out-of-state, and everyone was really interested in learning about me and my job, life, etc. The curriculum is changing for the better, in that they are becoming more clinically friendly in years 1 and 2. Also, I like the criteria they use to chose students: personal character and experiences are more weighted than MCAT and GPA. Minneapolis seems like a great city, too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The MS2 students, very down-to-earth, friendly and open." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so nice, the students seemed to really form a cohesive group, the opportunities and number of hospitals are amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, despite the large school size. Good food." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is the only medical school in the Twin Cities. This means that they have the monopoly on some of the best hospitals in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed genuinely happy to be there; the facilities seemed really nice; great lunch; flexible MD program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good ranking, unexpectedly small interview group, the Dean was a nice guy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly atmosphere, collaborative learning. No ranking, not cut-throat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities seemed very nice. Students were friendly and several came up to the conspicuous group of us interviewers and said hello." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like Minneapolis, there is live streaming of the lectures, the admissions people were friendly, the interview was incredibly laid-back (with the med student, it was almost impossible to remain professional, felt like I was talking to some guy, a friend), pass/fail, anatomy is right away so you don't stink for an extended period of time, I like the VA a lot, and there is free printing, so people print their course packets for free!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elective opportunities, lectures videotaped. Minnesota nice. :-) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Close-file interview. The interviewers are nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the entire staff, as well as the tour of the school. Very, very impressive! " More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students; they seemed very laid back and happy to be there. The 4th year student I interviewed with was very honest about his experiences in medical school. Free and plentiful lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"People in the school, City. Although it gets quite cold... And yea, the best was the office of diversity..best in the world I think." More from this Member | Report Response

"student interviewers were great- really friendly- made me want to go to the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"They made an effort to still give us some serious student contact during the day, even though students were on vacation. Our two tourguides were incredibly cool and fun and spent a long time answering questions, and it was great to also get some time with a 4th-year student. Students seem really happy and diverse. Lunch is really great, with no dollar limit!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and student positive attitudes. The description of how enjoyable medical school is from current med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by the students. They seemed genuinely happy at the U of M, and they seem to have a strong sense of mission and purpose without taking themselves too seriously." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was unbelievably friendly and the students served us an incredible meal. Thanks guys!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"laid back friendly students, faculty members i met really friendly, Minnesota nice place" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people (students, faculty, physicians) were extremely friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"good lunch, HUGE campus, underground tunnels connecting all building so you don't ahve to go outside in the winter" More from this Member | Report Response

"Our tour guides were very friendly and enthusiastic about the school. The assistant director of admissions who gave us the introduction was informative and welcoming. The lunch was fantastic! We got to sit in on a second year test and tour through some of the labs--very nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the admissions students who toured us." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can eat as much food from the cafeteria that you want when you have lunch (people were eating ~$20 meals), the student ambassadors were very enthousiastic. They gave us great info about what sets their program apart from others - which was good to hear since my interview was later in the day, and the cpre teaching hospital and the rest of the health campus is all connected to eachother via tunnels (it gets cold in MN in the winter). They are renovating all the classrooms." More from this Member | Report Response

"The secretary was very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"visiting a class" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the med students were so enthusiastic! You could tell they loved their school, and they were so encouraging. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was incredibly friendly and students work together to help each other learn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the facilities, comments from the students regarding some programs on campus, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone (except the administrative assistant) was extremely positive and nice. The school has some awesome programs and facilities, as well as opportunities to go abroad. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the interviewer was supre nice, the students were really encouraging" More from this Member | Report Response

"Up until we met the students, I was leary about the school (see below). However, the lunch and tour were absolutely awesome. First off, the students were VERY enthusiastic about the school and did a bang-up job of highlighting it's strengths. Most of these ''highlights'' are nowhere to be found on the website. eg...top ranked research/primary care, very dedicated faculty, tons of opportunities to work with rural/international health, extremely flexible for taking time off or doing clerkships at other schools. Yeah, crazy huh. I also loved Minneapolis; it's just like Seattle (best city in the US in case you were wondering)." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities and enthusiasm of students and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school was everything I thought it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"if you do a rural semester , there's a tuition reduction; flexible MD. Chatting with med students. Lunch is delicious. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a very relaxed atmosphere, everyone was enthusiastic and interested in the students being interviewed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Kindness of interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honesty of the students... they admitted that the admissions committee has problems with judgement and organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was in the morning, allowing you to relax for the rest of the day. Very friendly students. They seem to cater to different kinds of learning styles (online lectures, 24 hour access to labs etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, the professors and the people in general are incredibly nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very casual and gave me ample time to respond to all of the questions. I was really impressed by the flexibility that the school provides." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students really seemed to enjoy the medical school and found the atomosphere very positive and low stress. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone seemed very friendly and genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, friendly interviewer who was on the admissions comittee. At the end he checked to see if I could sit in on a med school class" More from this Member | Report Response

"The wonderful opportunities the U provides to individualize one's medical education, and the Student's impression" More from this Member | Report Response

"the enthusiasim of the medical students they seemed very happy to be there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasim of the students there. The number of activities that are available to the students. They are very flexible with the students in order to allow them to pursue their own career goals. The staff seemed very laid back and easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"How flexible the school and classes were to each individual students own needs. How much the students enjoyed going to school there." More from this Member | Report Response

"how happy the students were" More from this Member | Report Response

"wonderfully nice minority/native american affairs dept and SNMA student hosts." More from this Member | Report Response

"Absolutely everything. The students were fantastic. The admissions office staff were very kind and helpful. The facilities impressed me as well even though I had heard otherwise. Also, go to the coffee hour they have the night before the interview. I learned so much from chatting with two 2nd year med students. I am now two days away from starting school here and couldn't be more excited." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities, students, faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, the city, the country, the cleanliness, the friendly people, the great facilities, the direction they are going with their school the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was SO FRIENDLY!! It was the most pleasant experience, and they made you feel so welcome. The atmosphere is pretty laid back and very supportive. The admissions staff really cares about the applicants, and they gave wonderful presentations about their programs and financial aid. It's facilities are pretty cool and seem very up-to-date." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone was SO friendly! I'm from the midwest myself and I was so taken with how inviting and enthusiastic everyone was. random students would wish us luck along the way, and we ran into a group of first years right after they had taken an exam, and they took the time to talk to us about their experiences. it was wonderful. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked the campus. All of the buildings are connected by tunnels so you don't have to go outside in the cold very often. Students seem to love it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent hospital system for rotations, extensive study abroad options, highly developed program in primary care." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiasm of students, excellent interviewer (chief of EM). Video available for all lectures. Pretty good cafeteria. Good clinical training facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everybody was really friendly. They all really liked the school. The facilities seemed nice, even though it was cold. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities and location- I am from the area but had no idea how new the facilities are and there really is a campus to this large university." More from this Member | Report Response

"The Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul) have a huge breadth of health care facilities, all of which are open to having students do rotations there. The facilities and faculty are available for students to explore interests in primary care, rural medicine (one of the best programs in the U.S. for this), urban medicine, clinical/lab research, international medicine both locally (large immigrant population in Minnesota, esp. Hmong & Somali) and abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students are really happy, interesting, fun people. I would love to go to school with that group." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were awesome. Seems like a great place to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer expressed to me that he was just trying to get to know me as a person. I also really enjoyed touring the school facilities. The school is very nice, and they offer a lot of high tech training instruments. Mary Tate is always a pleasure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. They have a million opportunities for students, and the staff really cares about you. The students were really cool, and you got an all you can eat lunch. The tunnels weren't bad either. Also, there was no downtime at all between any events." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new interdisciplinary health resource center is quite impressive for its ability to remotely monitor student-patient clinical testing, practice simulated IV sticks and work on a high-tech programmable "dummy". In addition, all of the students seemed really happy with their choice and felt that the "Honors/Pass/Fail" grading system reduced competitiveness and fostered a sense of class comaraderie." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer, the facilities, the admissions staff. The students who conducted the tour were very nice and friendly (in contrast to the student mentioned below). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were realxed, friendly, and welcoming. Very non-competitive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very nice and open to my concerns." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at Minnesota seems happy, helpful, and upbeat. This applies equally to staff, students, and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of thought that had clearly been given to provide prospective students with a positive and complete perspective on the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The great enthusiasm with which everyone spoke of the school. I appreciate the cooperative, low-stress atmosphere. My interviewer was great for putting me at ease. Talking to her was like talking to someone you'd meet at a party. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone at the University of Minnesota is glowingly happy to be there. They are laid-back, welcoming, unintimidating, and excited about what they do. The staff is flexible with all the students' needs--many students there have a children or are pregnant and the school provides every means to help them balance their school and family lives." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every single person that I interacted with, faculty and students, have very good things to say about the school - they can't all be faking it! The Minority Affairs Office is very active and a strong advocate for prospective and enrolled minority students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was conducted by an upbeat student who was happy to be there and had lots of info to share about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"number of opportunities, beautiful facilities, minneapolis, international rotations encouraged, all lectures also on-line" More from this Member | Report Response

"the flexibility in the 3rd and 4th years. the student that gave my group a tour was really cool and very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"A wealth of opportunities in every respect" More from this Member | Report Response

"the neuroscience research going on there, and the fact that they are trying to recruit more young researchers" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like the clinical opportunities an chance to work with underserved communities. Also the simulation and learning resources areas were amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students here are awesome: helpful, laid back, friendly. Our tour guide was open to answering any and all quesions frankly." More from this Member | Report Response

"international opportunities available for early med school students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities and the student-led tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very good. I think that the one-on-one, personal interview allowed me to get comfortable and allowed my interviewer to get a better idea of who I really am as a person. The school is very student-oriented. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly? Almost everything. It's very hard to find a negative thing about this school. Affordable housing, enthusiastic staff, friendly students (no acting), diverse population, EXCELLENT LUNCH, beautiful city, lot's of scholarship (out of staters--dont worry too much about paying the fees). Airport is less than 30 mins from the school ( I fly a lot)I can go on and on. The school is pretty fancy for a state medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"All students and staff were very friendly and laid-back. They had us do our interviews first, so we could relax the rest of the day (for the tour, lunch, etc.). The interviewer was personable, kind, seemed genuinely interested in me as an individual, asked questions relevant to my app, not just 'standard' questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and students I met with were really great. The new lab space is gorgeous!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students really like the school and have an excellent support network to help them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I actually attend this school, so I there were not too many suprises, but I was impressed with the brand-new, state fo the art. Also, my interviewer was really cool. I liked him a lot! He was retired but still active in admissions, and he talked about his grandkids, and some of his experiences with the changes in the medical field, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"all the lectures are videoed so you can watch them later, and the clinical exam rooms" More from this Member | Report Response

"Big school, lots of people, easy to get around town." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and the facility...very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The flexibility of the program and the opportunities in the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many of the buildings are either brand new or have recently been remodeled. The friendliness of all the staff and students. The first year students that gave our tour were very happy to be at the U and had nothing but postive things to say. The wealth of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of academics. The new curriculum/schedule gives more time during the summer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very conversational, and the interviewer was impeccably mannered and polite." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students who gave the tour were extremely friendly and engaging. Also, the histology and other lab facilities are brand-new and state-of-the-art. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students loved it there, seemed to be pretty cohesive (studying in groups, even though I don't usually do that myself). Anatomy curriculum is packed into 8" More from this Member | Report Response

"The city and people. Minneapolis and St. Paul had a lot of nice places to visit. I was also impressed by the "Minnesota Nice."" More from this Member | Report Response

"The balance of the curriculum (lecture/lab/small groups) and the attitude of the students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The high quality of the other applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"The array of resources available to students in terms of study aids" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a U of MN student, so I'm very familiar with the school. But the flexible curriculum in years 3 and 4 look great, and the new ananatomy course looks like a nice addition" More from this Member | Report Response

"They described how the admissions process worked, or at least went through the steps that an application would go through after the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer, who was very energetic and excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of new buildings and labs...lots of student groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the students and staff. The atmosphere seemed very supportive." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewer told me exactly what he knew about me--basically the first part of the AMCAS application--no grades or test scores. i could see the sheets and he had highlighted portions of my personal statement, which he later asked me about. he really knew my application info and asked about it--so be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was freezing, snowing, and crazy windy there. The winters are no joke." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dated facilities, MMI didn't seem very fair." More from this Member | Report Response

"Traditional curriculum, too much lecture" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school feels archaic. They acknowledge that the school feels outdated and have been trying to make improvements. But this is just a symptom of a very large state school, not particular to U of M" More from this Member | Report Response

"I have to wait 2 months before I find out the result of my interview!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. could I hope the winter is shorter?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the interview locations were a little hard to find, even with someone leading you (mostly) there" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I would have liked to see more of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"A couple rude interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dean of Admissions was unnecessarily rude to one of my fellow interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. One slight turn off was the amount of "Why Minnesota?" questions I was asked and the feeling that as an out of state applicant I didn't really stand too much of a chance. Also (not completely negatively but as I said before, kind of a turn off) were the questions about "Do you think you'll fit in?" and the minor expressed doubt that I could acclimate to Minnesota and get along with Minnesotans because I had interests (like hobbies) that might not play out so well in Minnesota. Additionally, the lack of an answer by the students to my question about the class dynamics and interrelationships between the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excessive down time during the interview day" More from this Member | Report Response

"that they switched the anatomy course to be online for incoming med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The place where medical school classes occur are sort of tucked away... not a huge deal though" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical School is mostly underground." More from this Member | Report Response

"Listening to a lecture after an anxiety riddled hour of questioning was a bit taxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"-Common complaint: admissions doesn't appear to operate with a normal time frame, and is very very slow compared to other schools. I waited nearly 4 months after my interview to hear anything, despite having been told that I would hear within 6 weeks. I wondered how an admissions committee could even remember me after 4 months. -Those familiar with UofM already know that most of the med school classrooms are underground. I should think it might be kind of depressing if that's how you spend most of your days." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed a little lack-luster about some things... not as motivated as I would expect (at least my tour guide). Also, no university housing for med students (unless you live in a fraternity)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Much of the school is underground, which is kind of depressing for we outdoorsy types." More from this Member | Report Response

" Overall, the day was short. Granted, I didn't want to be there all day, but I feel that they didn't "sell" the school like some of the other medical schools. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I mean the state is 96% white so i knew it wouldn't be THAT diverse but still...also the entire school seemed to be underground...weird" More from this Member | Report Response

"high tuition for public school (even IS), no electives the first two years, facilities left something to be desired, most of the interviewers were running late" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expensive in-state tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"The study spaces didn't seem particularly comfortable, the whole place was underground, which was a little strange, you probably need a car in years 3 and 4 bc the Light Rail isn't particularly developed yet, and worst of all, the social atmosphere is said to be pretty cliquey - there is apparently a "popular" student council-ish group like in high school! My 4th year guy also said there is too much practice in simulations, not enough with real people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students I met didn't really give thoughtful answers to my questions. Too many people I went to high school with are there. Not a very diverse school ~85% Caucasian, ~85% Minnesotan. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The volatile weather, a sunny brisk day suddenly turns windy and cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would've been nice to meet the dean but she was gone for the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Some facilities were old. All classes held in the same room, tho' different for diff years.." More from this Member | Report Response

"couldn't get into any of the labs and most lecture halls, etc cause our guide didn't have the right codes" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a great deal of confusion about the 4th-year student interviews. We were informed that the school was ''moving away from formal student interviews to an informal group Q&A'', however it turned out at the end of the day (after I had let myself relax, thinking I didn't have another interview) that the students were still conducting formal (30-minute, closed-file) interviews. Even though the ''free coffee'' attachment was sent to us with our confirmation email, the event actually wasn't happening since all the students were gone. Also since students were gone, we didn't get to observe a lecture or see many students in their natural ''habitat''. Too much dow-time during the day! You'll have a minimum of 1.5 hours of just sitting, so bring something to do. Tourguides couldn't get us into the anatomy lab or bio lab because security had changed the codes on the doors." More from this Member | Report Response

"The slight disorganization of the interview day. We, the interviewees, were meant to have a second interview with a 4th year med student, but none signed up to interview us on that day." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer thought I was supposed to have my interview an hour earlier than the admissions office told me. This made the interview feel a bit rushed. Also, while I thought my interview went fairly well and was fair, my interviewer didn't seem very well prepared for my visit. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking in Minneapolis kind of sucks, but I guess you're gonna find that in any city." More from this Member | Report Response

"didnt like the interview with the 4th year. the interviewer became quite uncomfortable and a little threatened after i asked him/her a difficult question. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lot of down time spent just waiting" More from this Member | Report Response

"not an organized day... lots of downtime between events so you're just sitting there" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Not much. We didn't get to sit in on a class because there were none scheduled since everyone had tests the day before. I was looking forward to watching a lecture." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer seemed somewhat bored and uniterested, and she didn't seem to know a lot about the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"how boring the professor was" More from this Member | Report Response

"seating in lecture hall is very uncomfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"some stuff could use some updating" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much really, I think the cold eventuall will but when I was there it was pleasantly mild!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The main rant I have is that the interviews are FIRST thing in the morning and are VERY LONG. My interview was at 8:30 AM, and lasted until 9:50!! Not only is it pretty tough to be on your game at 8:30, but you go into it without having heard all of the good stuff about the school. Because the school website doesn't have a lot of information about the school, it's really hard to get a good answer to those ''Why do you want to go to U of M'' questions. The facilities were moderately ghetto. By that, I mean some parts were brand new, and some parts were hella 60's. I guess that doesn't really matter unless your materialistic. Just kidding, I'm sure non of you applicants are materialistic ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Finding my way to the room, but really not that big a deal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Dean lecture = boring. ANatomy labs have frosted glass, so it remains morguelike." More from this Member | Report Response

"some of the facilities could have been better, students said the social dynamic was very much like high school" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was rude and interrupted me often." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of cultural diversity. =" More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities were very EH, it had everything you'd expect a med school to have but nothing special, nothing more, you know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical school facilities appear to be so condensed into one area (although the school is very large and there are ample facilities)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Our tour was not very complete; we weren't able to see many of the laboratory rooms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was almost too casual. I had a hard time getting him to focus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There was supposed to be a 2nd year med student tourguide, but after waiting no one showed up. So the 4th year who had given the talk gave the tour but she got lost and was kind of random. Then we didn't eat lunch until after 1pm which was tough since my interview was at 8:30am." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the facilities seemed pretty out of date" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions committe" More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they changed my interview time and failed to inform me. (I had to wait 45 minutes outside the interviewers office.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the classes were all in the same room with no windows and the classroom was a little out-dated" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the gopher way -- the underground tunnels linking buildings -- must be good during the winter, but the need for such a thing is frightening." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It was awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing. Well... Minnesota is a little cold and far away from my home (New York)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview day was a little disorganized. also, i wish they would have had multiple interviews...mine was even shorter than the 60 minutes i thought it would take." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Parking is expensive, the climate is freezing...and I already live here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too many interviewees at once." More from this Member | Report Response

"Confusing tunnels between the buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was cold. But that is to be expected in minnesota during the winter." More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking. I had to pay 11 bucks for six hours of parking! Try to get a ride if you can. Otherwise, I have no complaints about this outstanding institution!! (besides that i'll have to take biochem this summer if i get in :( )" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was not particularly well organized. There is 1 interview, which is immediately after you arrive, but no one was sure if we were supposed to go to the room (some of which were on the other side of the school) or wait for the interviewer to pick us up. There was also some down time during which nothing was scheduled - the office sent us down to sit in on a lecture." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems a bit pressed for money. I don't see that getting better as long as Pawlenty is governor." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities could have been a little nicer...but I hear they are renovating." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was not expecting me. My file was in his box but he had not checked it and was not aware that he had an interview at that time." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to find your way to the interview room, which is not too bad but can be unnerving at the U." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing--My BA is from the Duluth branch of the U of MN, and this medical school is definitely my first choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student who was supposed to tell us about student life at the medical school. It really seemed like he did not want to be there, and had someplace better to be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It's cold as hell in MN!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was unimpressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Study area around the medical school aren't exactly stellar. On the other hand, some renovations are under way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Secretary seemed disorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing in particular. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It just confirmed that Minnesota is a great place to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking to just one interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview seemed extremely nonchalant and unorganized. I understand the need for a relaxed setting but I had spent the time to dress up in a suit and tie and my interviewer looked like he barely had had time to come his hair, let alone wash his jeans and fleece. Also, the general atomosphere was stuffy and I felt like we were supposed to feel like we were privileged to be there. I didn't feel welcomed" More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, maybe the weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"they're a little disorganized, or so it seemed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of community atmosphere with class" More from this Member | Report Response

"lack of more explaination about the program, came away feeling like it was just long day filled with answering questions about myself but learning less the other way around, also don't know much about the med program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The buildings all share space with the pharmacy and dental schools, so it seems really big and not intimate, though I was consistenly told the opposite by current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer could have been a bit more relaxed about the whole thing. It was a quasi stress interview..." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have the 4th highest public school tuition in the nation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, I was really impressed with this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The winter. However, there are tunnels and skywalks so everything is cool. Like I said, you must have a pretty nasty experience before you find a bad thing about this institution. I really hope I get in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much... I wish they would have talked a bit more about student groups, volunteer and shadowing opportunities. However, those are questions you can ask the student guides directly. Oh, parking is expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"A little disorganized. For example, I didn't receive my interview schedule until the day before I left for Minnesota." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a program about financial aid, which wasn't very interesting to me, although it probably would have been beneficial to have at least pretended to pay attention. (These are the things that can come back to haunt you...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The inteview day itself- it wasn't organized very well and we didn't get to talk to that many current students. And it was short- I'm glad I didn't have to fly here for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"School didn't really emphasize their unique characteristic; I felt as though it was a normal med school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Traffic. I got lost. Alot." More from this Member | Report Response

"The presentation by the admissions person could use some work. Nothing about the school or program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were friendly, but didn't know where the hell they were going on the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"The financial aid presentation wasn't particularly informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"1) The director of medicine was like a car salesman, and really spent his time talking about his illustrious career and how great UMN med is- if it's so great, let it speak for itself a little more. 2) With the pass-fail grading system, students I talked to mostly just seemed intent on JUST passing, even though your scores will be used for residency selection, recommendations, etc. My tour guide quoted me that students probably only study 1-2 hours (if at all) a night." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather. It was raining everyday I was there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The prepared spiel about how wonderful the school is - I'm getting tired of hearing the same old propaganda :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their presentation on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the medical student study areas were runned down and not appealing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classes the first two years look really standard and boring" More from this Member | Report Response

"everything is pretty spread out; wasnt a "central" medical school building." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, the smell in the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather. It was cold and raining. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my tour group. make sure you get into a group with outgoing people, otherwise your tour and lunch won't be overly fun." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview was very conversational and none of the questions were really challenging or designed to throw me off. I did not need to be so nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back the interview was/not to be nervous" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are lots of stairs and walking-heels suck :) Very thorough but nice tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really surprising. I feel the tunnels underground feel like subway." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview is a closed-file (blind) interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and low stress everyone was." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How relaxed the interview would be (especially the faculty interview in my case). I am glad I didn't spend more time prepping, because it really isn't needed." More from this Member | Report Response

"All interviews are scored, not just steering committee members." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be no breakfast and not too much interation with the student body (granted the day I went no one was in class - the first years were all in exams and second years were on independent study time)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is assessing the 4 areas that the U of M believes is essential in medical students (on their website). The interviewers ask questions to gauge these aspects, which would have been nice to know and tailor answers to what they were assessing." More from this Member | Report Response

"to not stress. i could have slept easier that night if i had known how fun it was going to be." More from this Member | Report Response

"to relax! I was asked none of the questions I studied before hand. Just go into it and be honest." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - I did what I set out to do, which was to show everyone who I was and what my goals were." More from this Member | Report Response

"not to stress out, my interviewer didn't drill me at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed and informal most of the day would be. I had friends who were grilled during their interviews, but mine was one of the easiest yet. Just depends on who you happen to get I suppose." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole day is relatively short compared to other interviews. We were done at 1:30 (after lunch). " More from this Member | Report Response

"that we got to sit in on an M2 class" More from this Member | Report Response

"NO breakfast was served." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed it would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be nervous, and that they weren't going to ask me any ethical questions. I was all worried about answering questions about the U.S. health care system, but I got along with my interviewer so much that we actually got into a long an involved conversation about the topic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How cold it would get!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That huhurrica Ike would hold me up from getting back to Texas for 4 whole days. Yea I spent four extra days in MN, cos of IKE!! :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"that no one would really be around cause it was right after Christmas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discovered after my interview was scheduled that all the students were on vacation as of 12/17 and there would be no lecture to observe. Also discovered after my interview that my interviewer may well have been the discoverer of the sodium pump!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is very relaxed and laid back. There's a lot of down time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't realize that the U of M's anatomy is done in a condensed 8 week period at the start of year 1. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that the med school is on the same campus as the rest of the U, huge busy place, felt a little disoriented " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where I was going, I hadn't spent much time on this campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"That Michael Crichton is an M.D." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pretty well informed about everything, but people should read up on the MED 2010 initiative, the flex MD program, and the U of MN's goal to become a top 3 public research institution in the next decade. They want to know why you want to attend there, and you might interview early in the day before the presentations about this material" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much time I would have between the interview and the rest of the day" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are so many unique programs here that are not discussed on the website." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had to find my own way to my interview (in another building)...in previous interviews I had been ushered to it " More from this Member | Report Response

"A little disspointed that the school is not located in the ''heart of Minneapolis'' but still not bad enough to deter me." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish my car wouldn't have broken down while driving there! Other than that, everything was pretty much expected. No moral/ethical questions really." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe I was too preoccupied with other things, but I didn't expect Minneapolis to be so freaking cold. On my interview day, the temp was about 4 degrees farenheit. It snowed 6'' about 10 miles south of the city. Plan this accordingly since the airport can sometimes be shut down due to snow delays, especially this winter. ALSO, Minneapolis has AWESOME light rail. For about 1 dollar, you have a fast ride from the airport to downtown, and to the Mall of America. See my plug for mall of america above. " More from this Member | Report Response

"parking is expensive!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That this is the right school for me and I would have not done any prior interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid is a little different than I anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"The med school gave me the wrong room # of my interviewer. Luckily, someone saw me looking lost and helped me out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was well informed." More from this Member | Report Response

"When you are waiting for your interview they put you in a room filled with food, drink, and other various breakfast items" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the medical center is a MAZE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing that I can really think of." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a dinner for us in the evening. It was a really great time, but it would have been nice to know about it advance for planning my travel schedule" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. (I am pretty familiar with the campus because I attend undergraduate here.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Eat a big breakfest or bring a granola bar to snack on. Lunch will be late. Parking is also expensive and kinda hard to find." More from this Member | Report Response

"How late lunch would be." More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare yourself to have some down time after your interview and before the programed meetings and tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you know someone who goes to school there, stay with them because campus is huge and a little confusing to find things sometimes." More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would have more than an hour and a half between the end of my interview and the next activity" More from this Member | Report Response

"the buildings are impossible to navigate without a map" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just plan to arrive a little early because traffic around the U can be bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"How awesome it was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school really believes in it's mission: changing the inequities of healthcare throughout the world. It's refreshing to be in such a left-wing and compassionate environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much, thanks to SDN, but i should point out also that they interview a tight pool of candidates, so they offer admission to about half of them...AKA relax!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a modern clinical skills lab. I thought that they didn't and it impressed me that they have a pretty nice one." More from this Member | Report Response

"How wonderfully integrated the SNMA chapter is with the University." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a relatively short interview with a long presentation and tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had had more time to research my interviewer; they changed it at the last second." More from this Member | Report Response

"First two years are pass fail. I learned this at the coffee house hour the night before the interview. The student was really helpful with information." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little stressed because my last interviews had gone well, but I was waitlisted at both. I wanted to make a good impression because it's my state school, and so many things about it are appealing: amazing facilities and opportunities, cheap tuition (not compared to other instate rates, rather to private schools), nice students, and close to my family! As someone mentioned before, they do take half the people they interview - so relax! If I had to do it again, I would be a little more solid with stuff on my resume. Oh, and make sure you are pretty comfortable talking about current health issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Applicants are told to arrive at different times. I had one of the later arrival times, so even though I got there a bit early, I felt late. That threw me off a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing I can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How much I would like the U." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I'd known how laid back the interview would be! Judging from the other interviewees reactions, their experiences were similarly relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first name of my interviewer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"MN is still cold." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was new, really. I've lived in the Minneapolis area almost my whole life and have been hanging around the University for years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day lasts through 2pm. I'd have been able to prepare better if I'd not anticipated being done by 1pm or so. Also, ~460 people are interviewed; 250 are offered admission. I had no idea that the odds were that good." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was SO casual that I was a bit angry at myself for getting so nervous. I would have been better in the interview if I would have just calmed down beforehand." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was more down-time during the day's events than I anticipated. They really could do a better job 'meating' the day's schedule or provide the option of dropping-in just for the interview. It can be tedious spending a great deal of the day with fellow candidates. I guess what I'm trying to say is they probably need more interviews ....one?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"that i would have to take a shuttle to my interview off-campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"What avagadro's number was, what it means, and when he was a scientist..." More from this Member | Report Response

"there's a shuttle from the day's inn to the biosciences building" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had prepared better for a stress interview. I was more prepared for a conversational interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"we were going to be walking and might be outside for a brief period of time without a jacket. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the state has cut a lot of the school's budget in the last couple of years." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the mascot was a gopher :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the admissions process has changed this year, so they give fewer interviews; also, they have no quota for residents/non-residents... they're considered in the same pool. all this means we had better chances of getting accepted! " More from this Member | Report Response

"How early the day starts -- 7:30 am." More from this Member | Report Response

"traffic can be terrible and parking is expensive." More from this Member | Report Response

"My fly was down. (Just kidding!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"That anatomy is done in a block in the first seven weeks. The students said that it was strenuous, but enjoyed only having to worry about the course by itself. Your application is evaluated by a number of people before the final decision is made. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I wanted to be a doctor as opposed to a nurse, physical therapist. I fumbled that question during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much more expensive it really is for out of state applicants, and how much they can press you for "why MN" if you're an out of stater." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I prepared better for the weather. I forgot my umbrella!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is very easy to get lost" More from this Member | Report Response

"how laid-back the interview was" More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather changed between when I left and when I arrived - 31 degrees instead of in the 50s." More from this Member | Report Response

"The U of MN offers many joint degree programs (MD-MPH, MD-MBA, MD-JD, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"We didn't eat lunch until 1:00 - I was starving and could have used a snack. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this didn't happen to me, but make sure you don't park in the hospital parking ramp; it will cost you big $$." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"LOVED the interview day. The MMI was honestly pretty fun and interesting. Everyone was really nice and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"it's pretty lazy to not change the questions from year to year, and quite unfair to honest interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Top notch school. Friendly and professional staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is really a great school. While it's old, it really does have a massively collaborative environment and very good academics. I would love to be accepted here" More from this Member | Report Response

"At the beginning of the interview day it was one of my top schools and became a solidified top choice after." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please speed up the turn around between interview and notification of result." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be happy if I can go to school here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone here was extremely nice. One student saw that I had finished my interview and walked with me answering questions for thirty minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a fantastic school! Can't wait to (hopefully) matriculate next fall!" More from this Member | Report Response

"na" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they would take letters of update or intent into consideration but Dean White specifically said that they do not." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great program, everyone is friendly, students are happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"I got the general impression that none of my interviews were trying to set me up for failure. They just want to get to know you, make sure you're normal, and that you have an interesting perspective on medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Love this school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress interview. If they invite you to interview than likley you have already impressed them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UofM is an awesome school and I congratulate all those who got in. I was bummed that I got wait-listed. I rank it very highly next to the other schools I visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went in with low expectations since I was unimpressed when I visited as a Sophomore, but I loved my visit this time around." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewer had secondary essays and AMCAS except grades/MCAT." More from this Member | Report Response

"Could not have been a better interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Remember you have pretty good chances if you get this interview and don't stress about it too much. Very very conversational. The lunch is so good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school overall. People in MN are really friendly but of course it is cold for about 7 months of the year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer doesn't know your GPA or MCAT, so the whole interview is very unbiased. They want to know if your personality would fit with school and medicine. It's very relaxing. Student interviewer doesn't know anything about you. You'll have to explain, which is good." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by the school, especially how well the students got along and how dedicated the faculty is to the students. Our student tour guides were very unconventional and simply gave us their raw opinions on various aspects of their school... mostly positive. From their feedback, I gained the impression that the staff was very dedicated. Every student also agreed that the environment was very cooperative, as the P/F system essentially neutralized any competition whatsoever. Also, everyone (including professors) heads to the bars after exams. Awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you interview with Dr. Martel, consider yourself lucky. He makes you feel very comfortable and puts you at ease. He just wanted to know about me and what my passions were. Just a nice conversation in general." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Its a cool school...a lil bit on the expensive side compared to the nat'l average, but a good school none the less." More from this Member | Report Response

"positive- i had 2 student interviewrs- both gave really thorough answers to my questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive at 8am, curriculum and fin. aid presentations for ~1hour, then interview. Then we sat around for an hour; then 2nd-year students showed up for long tour (in which doors were locked so we couldn't see labs) and tasty lunch. Tour was entirely inside, but it's a lot of walking. Then we sat around some more waiting for our 4th-year interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very informative. I gained a better understanding of what the various years of medical school might be like at the U of MN. I am now even more excited about attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I was impressed by the University of Minnesota. The students and faculty I met were helpful, and there seemed to be a genuine feeling of community and dialogue amongst everyone at the school. I was disappointed that my interviewer and I were told different times for the interview, which caused the interview to feel rushed. I also wish my interviewer would have been more prepared for my visit. I'm not certain that he had read my personal statement. I actually liked him a lot, which prevented me from feeling completely disappointed with the mix-up. It was energizing to meet someone who has been in medicine for a VERY long time and still really loves what he does. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews were great with faculty of choice, and students were some of the nicest people ever! " More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of downtime, nice school though with laid back, normal students" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great experience. The people were incredible and we were treated well. The interviews were very laid back and the entire day had minimal stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"two interviews- first with a faculty member, admissions committee member... those last about 45 min. then you attend a lecture, tour, eat lunch, do a lot of waiting in between, and have a 4th year student interview you... which is awkward depending on your interviewer... some are very friendly and others are way too shy and not very easy to talk to... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was well organized and it is obvious that the administration wants to attract good candidates. The only ''hitch'' in my day came up during my interview with a 4th year student (new feature in the interview process) because they forgot to forward him my file. But we ended up having a good interview regardless. If anything, I was sold on the school just based on how happy the students were and how willing they were to offer insight and advice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was positive. My interviewer was very intelligent, and he cut me off quite a bit, but it was a good experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and informative. I didn't have any hard ethical questions, just a ''get to know me'' interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was exactly as expected. The interviewer just went through my application and asked questions based on what I had written. I could tell I was the millionth applicant she had gone through this with." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day begins with the interview. Mine was at 9:30 AM. My interviewer's previous interview ran long, so mine was a little late. Since my interview ran a little long too, I wasn't able to sit-in on a class. It was optional anyway, so I just waited in the admissions office waiting room. Paul White gave a presentation on the school, and a financial aid representative spoke. Afterward, we were picked up by the student tour guides. My tour guide was really hilarious and enthusiastic, and the school was great. Lunch was the last activity of the day, and it was a great meal. " More from this Member | Report Response

"excellent and very relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very comfortable day. I checked in to the office at 845, had my interview from 9 'til a little after 10, had an opportunity to sit in on class, got a tour, a schpeel from the admissions director, and a delicious lunch. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was the first thing on the agenda and lasted for 80 minutes. We could have attended a class but both first and second years were taking exams that day. We sat around for an hour and attended a seminar by the dean of admissions, financial aid office, and the dean of students who came in for Q&A. We were then greeted by our two awesome tour guides who took us around on a tour and then to lucnh at Fairview. Overall the day was great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty informative and everyone was super nice! The director of admissions was really funny and my interviewer was very sweet. Lunch was amazing and overall the interview was very laidback, they really wanted to get to know you and not stress you out. Interviews are suppose to be 30 minutes but lasted longer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really sold until the student's met us for lunch/tour. The early interview (first thing) could be considered good or bad depending on the person. But, since the website doesn't have a lot of info about the school, and the interviewers want to know exactly what you like about the school...It would've been nice to have the tour first. Minnesota is cold as balls, so prepare accordingly. Finally, I would recommend you go to the Mall of America. It's quite a spectacle: 400+ stores, 50 places to eat, huge indoor amusement park, wedding chapel, over 3 million square feet. Good way to kill time before a flight. Take the light rail from downtown, it'll get you there in 20 minutes for less than a buck. INFO ABOUT THE INTERVIEW: your interviewer only has your AMCAS without grades or MCAT scores. They do not see any of your letters of rec, or anything from your secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very friendly and really helped me to feel comfortable. Truley was interested in me and why I want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"*It's okay*" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very positive experience. At the beginning of the interview, it was clearly stated that it was a chance for the interviewer to get to know me. The interviewer was very open and the interview was very conversational. We got caught in a conversation and had to cut it short because I had to go sit in on a lecture. At the end, the interviewer was positive and said he would like to be a colleague of mine." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very straightforward. No ethics questions, in fact, no questions that were meant to make me squirm. My interviewer treated me like a young professional and didn't even ask "Why medicine?" I got the impression that he felt that if I had made it this far, I knew what I was doing. We basically went through my list of ECs one by one and I described them in greater detail. I brought along a minature version of my research poster and showed it to him. It was easier to briefly describe my research by showing him pictures rather than going into long boring detail. I had googled him beforehand and saw that in the 60s he had studied under a surgeon who had a building named after him. When he asked if I had any questions, I asked him about the surgeon. He lit up and pointed to a portrait on the wall and told me that it was that particular man, then he went on to describe this person's philanthropic principles. He said he hoped I got in and he'd write up a good recommendation for me. I couldn't have asked for a better interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rough... the weather was bad, interviewer was rude... and I was tired." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was very old (ca. 85 years) and made several inaccurate statements regarding items on my application. I wasn’t sure if he was intentionally making “mistakes” to try and catch me off guard and trap me in a lie or if he was just old and had not thoroughly read through my application. I did my best to politely correct him but after about the 5th or 6th mistake it became a bit awkward." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was kind of strange. His name is Dr. Levitt of Physiology. He was very kind but also very soft spoken and non-conversational. He loves details and anything he asks you about he will pry deep underneath it. He didn't just focus on my application though, which was nice, and we ended up talking politics for the last half of the interview. At first I thought that he was taking notes while I was talking but soon realized that he was just doodling on my application. I think the guy might have a mild case of Asperger's syndrome, but that might just be me being quick to diagnose. But he was soft spoken and had trouble making eye contact and very detail oriented so maybe I'm right." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was very casual and gave me ample time to respond to all of the questions. I was really impressed by the flexibility that the school provides." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was reletively low stress and personal. Many of my questions were pretty non-traditional regarding things I was interested in and the ways I felt about current medical issues. My interviewer seemed to want to get to know me more than anything else. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very casual, which almost made it difficult to keep a professional attitude. Make sure you don't get so caught up in casual conversation you forget to sell your good points. (I think this happened to me a bit.) Have things you want them to know about you ahead of time and make sure you fit them into the conversation. They don't seem to ask the generic questions but just ask questions off your essays. Also, side note, don't worry about weather too much. There's underground tunnels everywhere so we never went outside. It's easier to not have to cart around a coat." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed the interviewer and going to the 2nd year class. The rest of the program wasn't very organized, but I think that was because the dean was out of town." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived at 8:30 for my interview at 8:45, but they had changed the time on the interview without telling me, so I had to sit outside her office for another 45 minutes. That was the only bad part of the day however. I interviewed with Dr. McLoon, she teaches anatomy to the 1st years. It took a minute to connect with her, because she likes to talk alot, but she was very nice. The questions she asked were pretty standard though. After the interview there is a short presentation about the school (short but impressive) and then there is a tour that is given by students. Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes, because the med school campus is large and spread out. I didn't have problem but some of the girls in high heels did. After the tour they take you to the cafeteria and you can eat whatever you want. There was quite a bit to choose from so that was good. Overall the experience was good, and I hope I can go to school there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interview experience, my interviewer was very friendly and interested in finding out who I am as a person and the school was great in how the classes are run and the information presented." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience- I was really impressed with the school, programs, and students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my interviewer was a nice old man who had recently moved from TX to MN. i talked about myself a bit, then asked him about his research (tumor vaccines)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. I was a little afraid because I was interviewed by a 4th year student. I assumed beforehand that she wouldn't have as much weight as the other admissions committee members. I was completely wrong and she was great at making me feel comfortable and welcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about our backgrounds and why we each were interested in medicine. Dr. Hill asked me question based on my responses to understand how I see medicine and what role I will play as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing. It was just the best interview in all of my graduate and undergraduate experiences. My interviewer was so excited and kind and really made me feel relaxed (and very welcome)." More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty good, the staff and faculty were so enthusiastic about the school and very passionate about everything they talked about. you could tell they really believed in the school and its qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

"1st year students host a coffee hour the night before for any questions. Everyone was very friendly and interviewer was great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interviewer who put emphasis on the conversation more so than interrogating me, which I was worried about beforehand due to horror stories I had heard. It was a "getting to know you" exercise and it seemed to go well, with few awkward moments. One thing I appreciated was at the end of the interview he made me stop and take the time to think, for a full minute, of anything I had forgotten to add to the interview...he didn't want me to leave the office and regret not having said something. Also, the questions flowed nicely between one another, and while there were some difficult ones he never seemd condesending if I didn't have a snappy answer. Rather we would discuss and debate the issue between us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Informative, boring." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by UMinnesota. I'm surprised they don't rank higher." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good. The applicants were all friendly, the students were nice....everyone seemed very intelligent and down to earth. My interviewer was extremely friendly as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive- my interviewer made me feel like we were old friends, looking back I think maybe it was TOO comfortable... but at the end he told me he liked me and was going to write me a good review." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers don't get your scores or grades, only the responses to the essay questions, which they have looked over beforehand. Know thyself, and know thy application, too!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although my interviewer was a bit challenging (I had to defend everything; he seemed to think I had lied on my application - I had NOT!), the school seems pretty good. I'm not sure it's the right fit for me, but I can definitely see other people having a great experience here." More from this Member | Report Response

"University of Minnesota sounds like a great place to go to school. True P/F cirriculum and you get to make your own schedule for rotations in your clinical years. Very well balanced school as far as research and primary care. Seems like whatever you want to pursue, they afford you significant opportunity to do so. Most importantly, you are are surrounded by great people." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a relaxed atmosphere, we were very welcomed, and it was an overall great day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything was relaxed and laid back, the other interviewees were nice; everything was good." More from this Member | Report Response

"Completely laid back--I think they mainly want to see whether you're a down-to-earth candidate who will fit in with the school's atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great. Even though I am familar with the U of MN campus and student life somewhat, I found myself still very impressed by the facilities, student and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview covered my application file and allowed me to add any new information to the file." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview itself was pleasantly relaxed. The interviewer had copies of my AMCAS PS and Experiences, but nothing else (as far as I could tell). Having the interview over before 9:30 AM made the rest of the day more enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Of the 5 I've done so far -- U of M Duluth, U Chicago, Georgetown, George Washington -- this one impressed me the most. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day was very pleasant. Our interviews were scheduled first thing in the morning so that we could enjoy the rest of the day. The formal presentation by the admissions department included several members of the administration who both seemed very eager to help us out any way they could. Two second-year students gave us a thorough tour and offered their candid opinions (largely positive) on a variety of subjects. Unless you have a good reason to do so, don't stress out about this interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was laid-back and conversational. No surprise questions. The interviewer only had my personal essay and secondary application essays to go off of, so we mostly stuck to discussing things I had mentioned in them." More from this Member | Report Response

"We were taken for a tour of the clinical skills practice area by the director of admissions, whch was special. She seems very down-to-earth and was very open about how the admissions process works at UMN. We had a rather lengthy tour of the campus with two medical students that were happy to be at the school. Lunch was great, the second best I've had on my interview tour. My interviewer was quite nice though I don't feel we adequately discussed my application, interests, strengths and intentions. He strayed a deal into sports (an unfamiliar terrain) and when I told him that I had an issue on my application I wanted to highlight in case it came up in the Admisions Committee's deliberations, he told me that wasn't necessary because he had taken a close look at my application. Considering that it was the only interview I got, I thought the response was unusual. Other than that, I think the University of Minnesota is a great school if you look past the out-of-state figures. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was totally unimpressed and disappointed by the majority of the admissions staff. They are unfriendly and would prefer to not talk to you or answer questions if they could. The school seems ok but the lecture halls are all underground and they look uncomfortable. Overall, I'm sure it is a fine institution but the school is a reflection of its northern climate, cold. " More from this Member | Report Response

"overall it was a good, conversational interview and the whole day around it was great. the students really like the school and were laid back. i was impressed by the facilites and all of the resources they have available for the students. we were also able to sit in on a lecture which was nice. we were given a lot of information and the day was very worthwhile I thought." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed; i actually had a good time. my interviewer was really cool and it was conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was by all means that one-in-a-hundred unforgettable hellish interview. My beliefs were attacked at every step of the way, from the college I attended to my political stance. I realized the interviewer wanted to see how I could think and how I could defend myself, but I was really turned off by the interviewer's seemingly arrogrant attitude. After nearly two hours of arguing, I left the room feeling pretty awful and angry, and it was even worse to hear how every other student interview was really laid back and conversational. But don't worry, I got accepted even though I thought I really messed things up." More from this Member | Report Response

"the professors you meet are doing very interesting research and they'll be happy to answer questions on what they do and even invite you into the lab to show you so those parts are fine, the interviewers are kind, but it feels like you're make to jump through hoops" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great interviewer, so it was really low stress and easy. I liked that they told me the name of my interviewer ahead of time so I could look him up and know a little about him. The admissions office seemed a little disorganized in that I didn't receive my itinerary until the day before my interview, and they told me the wrong place to wait for the shuttle to the other campus to find my interviewer..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the students here like to have fun. The facilities are nice and newly renovated in some parts, and others need to be worked up a bit. My interviewer was supposed to be conversational, but ended up as him asking me one question after another, more like a grilling session. Some of the questions were very tough. Overall, my experience was +ve and I would not mind attending here in the least. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewer was a PhD so she drilled me on my research projects. At first, it was not very laid-back, mainly just question and then answer, but then toward the end when I asked her about her own research, we got a bit more conversational. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The program was a little unorganized but made up for it with outstanding resources and an obvious committment to education. The students were really accessible and my interview was casual and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really had a great day. The school has a great program and the people there are always willing to help the students. The facilities for pre-clinical work are pretty cool also. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews are supposed to be 30 mins. My interviewer was pretty cool so we "chatted" a lot as she was conversational. I spent about 15 mins talking about her own research so my interview was over an hour. Great institution! They feed me really well. Everything was organized and professional but they still communicated the fact that they want you to be comfortable. Some of the special things at the U includes: Emphasis on International medicine Emphasis on research Numerous hospitals around for rotations Early clinical exposure Flexibility in classes during the 3rd and 4th year Massive emphasis on physican and medical student well being." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I really liked it. The students seemed non-competitive and laid-back, and they genuinely liked the school. The physician I interviewed had many positive things to say about UM graduates as residents. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a fabulous day (except for how early it started)! There are three steering committee interviews, which were really interesting. They were all very different, and yet still probing in their own ways. Then there is a student interview, which is pretty lowkey. Finally, there are three informal interviews with faculty at the school to introduce you to some of the research going on there. There is also a tour and a nice lunch at a restaurant at the top of the memorial union." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was open file except for GPA and MCAT scores. It was very friendly and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very laid back. He started off by asking me where I was from, what I liked to do and why I wanted to be an MD. From there, he told me some interesting anecdotes and a detailed description of how the admissions process would proceed. He emphasized how hard they try to make the process fair but luck sometimes played a role. He then asked me if I had any questions. I asked several and then he sent me on my way." More from this Member | Report Response

"I got there early, and my interviewer was already there so we started early! It was extremely laid back, and I suggest being honest. My interviewer asked my what books I read and I honestly told him I didn't really read books. He laughed, and I got accepted, so don't worry... you don't have to be a perfect candidate! Just be yourself!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I chose a morning interview, which was great so I could relax the rest of the day. Had about an hour program at the school from 11-12, where we learned about the cirriculum, financial aid, admissions. Then a current student took us on a tour of the school and to lunch. Pretty short day! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, interview is supposed to be unstressed unless you get stuck with a griller like mine." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a positive experience and I would recommend anyone who has an interview at the "U" to attend. Please try to take advantage of their student hosting program as it really helped me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer had my secondary application and my personal statement but didn't have grades or MCAT scores. He pretty much just asked me to elaborate on things I wrote about that he found interesting or important. He spent about a quarter of the time getting off topic and telling stories. It was more of a conversation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid-back and informal. The questions were all personal and related to my essays and experiences, nothing ethical or hypothetical. My interviewer was very encouraging and genuinely seemed interested in me. He had worked at a number of other institutions and said that the U was his favorite. Overall I felt that the interviewer really got to know me (as much as someone can in 45 min.)and what I had to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The day overall was enjoyable, the fellow interviewees in my group were nice and the interview went well. The lady checking in folks at the admissions office was a little surly, but hell, I would be too if I had to deal with snooty pre-meds all day everyday." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, a good experience. The U of M med school seems very laid-back with little competition (gunners may consider going elsewhere). Be prepared to find your interviewer's office in the maze of buildings--you get no escort." More from this Member | Report Response

"My visit was enjoyable. I had my interview in the morning (you can request this- do so!) so during the rest of the day I wasn't nervous like the students who interviewed in the afternoon. I'm from out of state, so my interview seemed to be mostly about whether I would stay in MN after graduation- he perked up though once he knew how much family I had in the area/state. The students they've selected for interviews seem to be very relaxed and interesting people, and the whole health building seems to be actively growing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer had all my information except for test scores and GPAs. Many of the questions he asked were about my academic experience and experiences. The school seemed to try to make sure the interviewers did not ask inappropriate questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very, VERY informal, more of a conversation than an interview. It ran longer than the alotted hour. My interviewer was congenial and made me feel very comfortable, as well as really listening to what I had to say. We talked about books, our organic chemistry experiences, and how death is treated in the medical profession. An excellent experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the students and the facilities. It is very easy to get lost, be careful. Allow lots of time for traffic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Although most interviewers said their interviews were casual and conversational, mine was not. The interviewer did try to be casual and informal, but it mostly ended up being question, answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview was very relaxed and enjoyable. He just asked questions about my background (not difficult questions, just "get to know you" types of stuff). We went an hour and a half, although it it didn't feel like it. Just be relaxed, be yourself, have some fun, and you'll do fine. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything seemed quite informal, from the presentation to the interview. Everyone interviews at different times, but all convene for an informational presentation, tour, and lunch. The disjointed schedule made for a very independent, relaxed atmosphere. The interview itself was nonconfrontational and conversational. I guess one should know why Minnesota (esp. if you are out of state)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid-back and conversational. He was familiar with my application, and made a few general comments about my personal statement and a a few of my experiences. The interview concluded with "I'm going to give you my most outstanding rating. I think you're exactly the kind of person we want here. I hope you come here, and look me up if you come because I think you have the perfect personality to be a great surgeon." Yikes." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was early and went quickly. Interviews at the U of MN are notorius for being very laid-back and my interviewer told me right away that he would not ask any "trick" questions. Once the interviews were done, the 30 or so of us interviewing that day were given a short presentation about the curriculum and what the school has to offer in general, and then given a quick tour before lunch. The most beneficial aspect of the whole day was how they put all of us together in a waiting room...it seemed restrictive at first, but we were soon all talking and venting our nervousness. Although I didn't really click with my interviewer, it was a positive experience overall. I should also mention that interviewers were given by students (on the adcom), current MDs, doctorate level researchers, and even a retired MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back and my interviewer was very friendly. There was a information session, tour and lunch program from 11-1:30. Interviews were held before or after the program. It was nice to have the interview before so I could relax the rest of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"this was my first interview. i was pretty nervous, but the interview was mainly converstaional. all of the students are really happy to be at the u of m, which really made me want to go there." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 135
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 78
Neutral 8
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.81 86

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 57
Out of state 29

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 34
2-3 hours 14
4-6 hours 18
7+ hours 16

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 31
Automobile 45
Train or subway 6
Other 5

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

Response # Responders
< $100 29
$101-$200 8
$201-$300 9
$301-$400 8
$401-$500 9
$501+ 5

What airport did you use?

Chicago O'hare

Minneapolis

Minneapolis - St. Paul Internat'l

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minn airport

MSP

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 1
With students at the school 5
Friends or family 19
Hotel 26
Home 7
Other 0

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.44 89

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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8.27 90

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.33 89

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.58 45

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.53 45

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.13 39

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"If you're going to use MMI and not change the questions, you'll select for dishonest students. You really need to get it together and not give groups the same questions session after session, year after year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very slow to get back with interview dates or admissions offers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was ignored by the admission's office about reimbursement" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would suggest that they have some sort of breakfast for the applicants or at least let us know that there is no food at the interview day until lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"No complaints. AMAZING lady in the admissions office. Seriously, if you don't know where the interview room is, just ask and she'll take you there" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The website isn't set up very intuitively. It's hard to find the info you want. Way to go with rec" More from this Member | Report Response

"Serve Breakfast!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Online payment! It is really annoying and archaic to have to physically mail a check." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a sweet old lady in there named Lola Galvin... she was so helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"My phone calls to the admissions office were rather unpleasant and unhelpful- the person I talked to" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure the tourguides have working codes for the labs before the tour. Consider having the interv" More from this Member | Report Response

"Improve timeliness and organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"These guys are the best!" More from this Member | Report Response

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