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  • University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Reno
Individual Feedback 3 60 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 45
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.55 58

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 46

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.28 32

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 4
35 minutes 0
40 minutes 1
45 minutes 5
50 minutes 7
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 43

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 40
At a regional location 10
At another location 9

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 58
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 58

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.31 59

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

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is your support/motivation in your personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you came into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your 3 greatest strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most distasteful situation you could imagine encountering as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's closed file so: Basic stuff like describe your volunteer experience, work experience, research, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions I was asked, I thought, were pretty generic- no curve balls. Give me your 3 greatest strengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your strengths/weaknesses? Have you ever come to a crossroad in your life and what you decided to do? Have you ever been misjudged and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exposure to medicine have you had? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you if he/she were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a desert island alone, what three drugs would you want with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the social and ethical considerations of Euthenasia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself.What are you doing now? Best and worst personality traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could never study medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your mom and your best friend. What would they say about you if they were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever had a traumatic experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The one about abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you helped a friend and what did you learn about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"When was the last time you cried " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think when you see a homeless person on the street?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were asked to give a lecture about drug abuse to a group of kids, what would you say and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite a few questions, but somewhat standard. The questions lead to more conversation. All the typical questions, like "Why do you want to be a doctor?"" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Faculty - Tell me about yourself; Tell me about your research; Why UNR; General ethical issues...etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you voting for...and three reasons why you're voting for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't make it into medical school what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that made you realize medicine was the career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of any reason why you might change your mind about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you give a address drug addiction to a group of high school students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the pros and cons of a current ethical dilemna in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual: why medicine, why this school, blah, blah." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"major blunder in life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the social and ethical impacts of abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine (being a doctor) wasn't an option, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues facing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say are your best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Ethical questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about health care reform? Would you still be a doctor if it only paid 70k? 30k?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Favorite non-science class(es)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone, real or fictional, alive or dead, who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you couldn't do anything health care related, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time for fun? Something that has nothing to do with school. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteering experiences and how they have motivated you to want to become a doctor. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you most proud of? Is the glass half empty or half full? If a patient that suffers back pain comes to your office and asks for a prescription drug that is 10 times stronger that what he is currently taking what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which someone put you down and a situation where you put someone else down." More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction do you see medicine heading in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of support do you have at home? Do you work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the social and ethical implications of euthanasia." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would someone close to you describe you? (positive and negative)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were dropped in a refugee camp of 10,000 with only 3 nurses/techs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should we offer you admission to this school? Why? (I jokingly asked if anyone ever answers ''no'' - apparently no one ever has ;) " More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a 16 yr old girl and her mother sitting in front of you wanting an abortiont. Would you set aside your personal opinions on abortion and give them what they want even if you are a Catholic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"college experiences/activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is their anything that you would like to explain about your academic record?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If a patient had given instructions not to be kept on life support should brain activity cease and a family member disagreed with these wishes, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in this year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick a current ethical issue and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself (the interview is closed-file so they know nothing about you - I found this to be kind of a hard question!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"15 years from now, where do you see your life and what goals do you hope to have accomplished?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself after your residency? Future plans (political)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student - Tell me about yourself; Historical figure to have dinner with; proudest accomplishments; who do you look up to; describe volunteering experience; tell me about a patient you cared for... etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you re-code a procedure for insurance purposes if a patient asked you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years and describe a day in your life at that point?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we pick you? What makes you unique?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of psycosocial support do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the 14 y/o girl one" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"give me a question to ask you" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends or family say about you positively and negatively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had your friends and family here, what would they say in your favor? what would they say against you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing that our policy is immediate expulsion, what would you do if you saw someone cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of commitment are you willing to make to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about experiences (research, GPA, MCAT) since it was closed file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how hard medical school is." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss any current ethical issue. What do you think about it and as a physician, what can you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics questions such as those dealing with abortion and religion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your greatest disappointment in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you respond to a patient who was recently diagnosed terminally ill and wants you to help him die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to go before Congress to persuade them to accept and finance your healthcare reform bill, what would your argument be?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Pick an issue in healthcare (ethical) and argue for one side or the other." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss both sides of euthanasia, give me a situation in which euthanasia would be acceptable and one in which it wouldn't be. Discuss the views of stem cell research and is it possible to reconcile those views? Is it possible that stem cell legislation will be passed on this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What obstacles do you believe you will run into while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books do you read? Would you be interested in doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell us some of your strengths and weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation which displays your problem solving ability." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your parents say about you if they were here right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think is the most important figure in United States history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most recent creative thing that you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"current activities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name three ethical issues and then he selected one and told me to go into detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your biggest blunder in life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you had to make an ethical decision. What was the outcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the interview was ethical questions (see other posts on this site)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most distasteful situation you can think of facing as a physician, and how would you deal with it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe a day in your life 15 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Ethical stance on medical marijuana" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support system do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a crisis that you have had in your life and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the responsibility of giving everybody healthcare, what would you do and how would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Discuss an ethical issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe three important topics in health care today, pick on and describe it fully." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an issue that has been focused on in the media lately that pertains to medicine? Can you discuss it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you ever been out of the country?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"A pregnant teenage girl comes into you and is scared and doesn't know what to do with the baby. What advice do you give her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you regret and why? How would you do it differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question regarding religion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite non-science class? Science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be (living, fictional, dead)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your sister was dating a HIV patient of yours, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a patient who googled his medical condition and was insistent about his diagnosis but it is shown that he has a complete different condition?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked ''what do you think doctors talk about?'' I responded with some ethical topics and he then asked me to pick one and describe it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three best and worst qualities, and explain how you could make one of your worst qualities a positive one." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose on celebrity to have lunch with, who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"1. What is your biggest fear about a career in healthcare? 2. If you had to speak to high school students about drug use, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are the manholes round?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your best/worst medical experience, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be able to morally separate yourself from a procedure if you didn't personally agree with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I was asked a number of pharmaceutical questions because the medical student who conducted the interview was also a PharmD) -If you were stranded on a desert island alone, what three drugs would you like to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you cried?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you support legislation in that implemented universal healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much is too much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sewage system was created sometime in the 50's. Why were the manholes circular in shape?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the connection between Nevada and North Dakota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a joke." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think is the greatest athlete still alive today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to hurt a loved one how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are all physicians scientists? Should they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a practicing physician and a patient has expressed that she's pregnant and wants to have an abortion. How do you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were sued twice as often as your business partner, what would you think and what would you to to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest challenge in attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would it be and what would you ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your faith impact the practice of medicine for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to be dropped in a refugee camp with 10,000 people, assuming that you had complete medical training, what would be the first thing you would do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't say that the questions were difficult or particularly "interesting" however I really got the feeling that the questions were used to begin conversations that became interesting. The thread of which, depends on the interviewee. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine that you are a fully trained MD, and we fly you off to some refugee camp (10k people) out in the middle of nowhere. What would you do when you landed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please discuss a current ethical issue debated in medicine (and society) and present both the pros and cons of the issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of an ethical issue that you are concerned about and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential American in the 20th Century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a pregnant 15 year old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually nothing really stuck out when thinking about the interview afterwards... they just wanted to get to know me and my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were two doctors with the same competency level and you noticed a pattern that one of the physicians was being sued twice as many times as the other one, what would you infer or assume?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me something that you have done that you are not proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to ask me about medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 14 year old girl presented in the ER pregnant,bleeding and wanting an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you found an interesting way to resolve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner with three, who would it be and what would you ask them" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question haven't I asked you that you would like the committee to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go back 20 years, how would medical school admissions differ from today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If President Bush called you up today and made you czar of health care in the United States, what would you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an ethical topic and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been the most influential person over the past century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Treating problems caused by obesity could be considered "enabling" the patient. What do you think about this and what would you do about the patient's weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care reform related questions. Asked specific questions about a current bill & my opinion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question regarding abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you showed specific problem solving ability (then asked for a second example)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the specific responsibilities of physicians in providing health care access to the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See above. Most of the questions were basic, however my first interviewer (MSIII) pushed all of the questions very far. For example, I answered the first question in detail, but the answer was not sufficient (as most of my answers). It became a sort of debate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The above question." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a Catholic, how would you go about dealing with abortion? " More from this Member | Report Response

"1. What's your biggest personal accomplishment? 2. What's the best choice you've ever made?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest failure? What are you going to do if you don't get accepted to medical school for 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an ethical topic and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What direction do you see medicine heading in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were performing a transplant and the two possible recipients were a drug addict and an elderly person who would you give the organ to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation in which someone offended/insulted you, and how you dealt with it. (Then vice versa)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at your application from the committee's standpoint, what do you think WE would consider the strengths and weaknesses of you as an applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? I said I was interested in surgery and the rest of the interview from there was flat impersonal. I don't see why that would have offended the interviewer. This school seems to be pushing for everyone to become Family/Rural physicians. Nevada is still hick country except for Reno and Vegas." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about affirmative action? How would you feel (as a non-URM) if a URM less qualified than you was admitted instead of you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is the glass half empty or half full?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the social and ethical implications of euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The question I asked myself - what was I thinking?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you cried?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were all that difficult... but most required me to pause and think a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? It's so broad and I kind of lost track of my answer. My fault entirely." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a mistake you made and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you had difficulty communicating. I couldn't think of an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you help people who don't want to be helped" More from this Member | Report Response

"Argue on behalf of both sides for removal of a feeding tube from a comatose individual who has no hope of ever being conscious again. And what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think there is such a discrepancy between the health care system in the US and the healthcare systems in other developed countries, and what can we as a country do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a crisis situation and how you dealt with it. Interviewers (both the student and the physician interviewer had the same list of questions, from which they read. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine your 14 year old son is abusing drugs and you find evidence in his room. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient is on Medicaid and is severely allergic to a generic drug (and needs an expensive brand name drug instead), what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There weren't any, so I'll give another interesting question instead: If you could go back in time, what three people would you want to meet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because it was closed file, both my interviewers actually focused all of their questions around my experiences unlike some of the other interviews people have written about on SDN... no ethics questions and no real clinical problem-solving." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got to be healthcare czar, what would you change about the American healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you couldn't be a Physician" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you do get in, describe a day in your life ten years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your friend is unknowingly dating a girl that you know to be positive for an STD. What do you do? (I felt this was pretty cut and dry because I felt it was an issue of protecting public health, so I answered that I talk to the girl privately about telling my friend about her diagnosis and that if she refused I would have to resort to telling my friend to protect himself. I think the interviewer didn't like the conclusion I came to and for the rest of the interview the interviewer was cold and distant.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not necessarily difficult questions, but very thought provoking and pertinent questions were asked by both interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"name a major crisis in your life, how did you deal with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a major life blunder and describe how you handled it and how it affected you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really difficult, the interview was very conversational and positive." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were an interviewer, how would you determine if a potential med student was one who was going into medicine for the wrong reasons?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many times will you try to get in to medical school before you give up? (Even though this is my first time applying...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you stand on abortion? (The interviewer then proceeded to defend the opposite of my view)" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice MMI questions from YouTube. Answer questions with a friend or parent. Answer questions by yourself OUTLOUD." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read books on MMI format and common questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Understand medical ethics- autonomy, beneficence, non- maleficence, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Winged it ;)" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, CNN website, Primary&Secondary application review" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, bioethics websites, interview books, reviewed primary and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, ethics book, practice with friend" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, preprofessional committee at school, read bioethics manual, read a specific book on how to prepare for interviews, and had my roommate ask me question after question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over this site, mock interviews, read over amcas and secondary essays, spoke via phone with my first-year contact about program. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I didn't really, listened to some pep talks from business partners, and listened to my favorite songs right before I walked in." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over ethical issues, SDN, books about interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"UNSOM Website, SDN, bioethics websites, medical school essay books(interview chapters), answered possible questions before the interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement, ethics websites, thought about how I would respond to certain questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read the schools webpage, talked to current students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over the UNSOM webpage, SDN, read nytimes, bioethics webpages." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, students, bioethics info." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS app, Secondary App, school's website, SDN, bioethics websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, AMCAS, talked with other medical school applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN interview feedback, bioethics websites" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, UNR website, cnn.com, nytimes.com for current health issues, google" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, websites on ethical issues, AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to school there. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed my AMCAS, talked with other students, read current events" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site. Mock interview with brothers. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application, school materials, slept well, reviewed medical ethics websites and this website." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read JAMA, this site, NY Times science section, listened to NPR, read and reread my primary and secondary applications, read articles relevant to the field of medicine I'm interested in pursuing (addiction medicine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, School's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, discussed ethical issues with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"kaplan interview questions, read medical journals, interviewed by friends, talked to UNR med students, sd network, UNR website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked current medical students for advice and SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, re-read UNR website, glanced at ethics information." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site, talked to friends. Talked to the MS-1 who was assigned to me (which was VERY helpful)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to students at UNSOM, talked to the first year who was "assigned" to me to answer questions, talked to alumni of UNSOM, read SDN, stayed current with political events which affect healthcare, read medical ethics websites." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read medical journals, looked up regional medical law, read popular news periodicals" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and other websites with practice interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"UNR's online site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studied up on current issues, especially the tort reform stuff going on in Nevada right now, did a mock interview at my school, and just read over SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I went over my AMCAS, my secondary application, looked up a lot of ethical topics and thought about them, did a practice interview with a friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over AMCAS app, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, and got a good night's sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bought a nice professional suit. I think interviews are to get a glimpse of who you are as a person, so the only way you can prepare is to be yourself. If I practiced at being someone I'm not, and they let me in based one that, it would suck trying to wear a mask for the next four years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN,reviewed app,looked at bioethics sites" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site, talking to students from the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS application. Self-appraisal, weaknesses/strengths, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"go over ethical topics, health care topics, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application and some interview guides" More from this Member | Report Response

"Knew my application and my motivation for medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my AMCAS application, went to a few bioethics websites, practiced a few questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Going over my notes from medical ethics and us health policy classes and rereading my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over material from a past medical ethics class, reviewed my personal statement, and got my extra-curricular facts straight." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of everyone there" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the friendliness of the staff, interaction with first year students" More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities being built" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that I ate lunch with gave me a very good impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and the small class size. Regional medical center hospital. Also the distance to Lake Tahoe. For anyone interested in outdoor sports like skiing, fishing, and hunting in addition to medicine, Reno's tough to beat." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size and new anatomy lab/buildings that is scheduled to open next year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The sense of community among the students, faculty and administration; the USMLE pass rates; early clinical exposure" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers really seemed to support the school and be strong proponents." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body is very open and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I met were really friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers and the tour guide. Very very nice. It was also nice to have a medical school student conducting an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer (second interview) was very kind. He set the pace at the beginning by stating that I could relax and it ended up as a frienly conversation. He seemed impressed from the beginning, so the interview was short and to the point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Small class size, early patient exposure, very friendly and open interviewers, campus locale, skiing possibilities..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy the students and faculty are " More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities are nicer than I thought, physician was very open and established a rapport with me, student interviewer and physician seemed very professional. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers were friendly and wanted to know everything about your personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Enthusiastic students, classrooms and study rooms, nice facilities, anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of staff/students. It is a small school that is there for the students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities planned and the upcoming opportunities for students, research, residency, fellowships." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every one at the school was great. The facilities are new, the faculty members were very easy to talk to and willing to help in any way possible. Additionally, I was able to examine the cadavers with a student during by tour. It was quite amazing to see a cadaver who had a complete Aortic bypass, in which the artificial vessel ran outside the chest wall under the chest and abdominal muscles. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus, students, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was extremely friendly! It was a very laid back environment - there wasn't any pressure." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is brand new and the students seem genuinely happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are very nice and the staff was incredibly friendly. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How young my faculty interviewer was." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main facility is fairly new and very technologically advanced. Large classrooms equipped with microphones at each desk and configured for video conferencing. Small class sizes and great professors." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much better other medical schools looked." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were awesome! The students were so friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were very friendly and were not trying to trip me up. They just wanted to talk and it was comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything is so NEW. The anatomy lab is beautiful, and I had a chance to look into my tour guide's cadaver. The class size is small and everyone I met was very friendly... I felt an instant connection with the students and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers (the student and the M.D.) were extremely personable and laid back. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How small the class size is (52). This promotes quite cohesive atmosphere, and the students all seemed really happy. I also got a chance to sit in on one of the classes, and thought the instructor was amazing! Very dynamic and had the whole class laughing for most of the lecture." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer (M4) was great and provided feedback on the experience at the med school, indicating that he felt adequately prepared for a future in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The size of the class, how well the students know their professors and vice versa. I love the rural medicine rotation" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were very friendly and made the situation very comfortable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone - staff, interviewers, etc - were SO nice.. both interviewers made the interview seem very low-key; they didn't seem to want to trip me up or anything. We really just had great conversations, so great that we lost track of time and the interviews went an hour and a half with the doc and an hour and ten minutes with the student - and I (and I think they) still wanted to keep going!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers were very friendly and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me. The MS-4 who interviewed me really seemed to like the school and was very open and honest about UNSOMs programs. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited Reno and UNSOM late last year and really enjoyed it. I would HIGHLY recommend visiting the school before you apply there. Some people have visited there and realized that they would never survive in that setting. (ie, compared to las vegas, the culture is a bit homogenized, and it lacks 3 billion degree temps... boo hoo)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were very nice and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a former dean of the school. He was extremely passionate about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the students were very happy with the school. Very friendly atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem happy...small class size...and tight knit community of faculty and staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"People from my religion and school attended there; The fact that the campus is split between Las Vegas and Reno. Also the staf were naturally friendly... no one was superficial. Also, the first interviewer was a non-physician from sociology, chosen to cater to my undergraduate degree... very nice and personable. The second interviewer was a third year med student... a wonderful guy." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually had to interview at the Las Vegas campus, which is where I am from, so I wasn't really surprised with anything. I will hopefully visit the home campus at Reno sometime soon. The doctor and student I interviewed with were both extremely friendly and genuine which helped me to relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities, small school, great student body, very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities, front office. Friendly interviwers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of the interviewers had great attitudes and were interested in getting to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer was super nice. Thomas Hunt, director of residency programs for family practice medicine. He gave me a tour of his clinic, which was very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice facility, library, low # of students" More from this Member | Report Response

"New student lecture halls and library." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. Friendly, personable, staff and students. One on one tour and interviews. Small class size. Cohesiveness and cooperativity of students." More from this Member | Report Response

"very nice interviewers, school seems more organized than some others" More from this Member | Report Response

"The amount of hands on experience 1-4th year medical students get a UNR." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly staff and faculty and the cost of tutuion." More from this Member | Report Response

"The sincerity and friendliness of my interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of my student interviewer and my student "peer contact."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. It is a small school with below average professors and curricula that tries to portray themselves with the likes of Harvard and Stanford med." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

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

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview with 2nd year student was way more stressed than physician interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guide did not seem enthusiastic about the school (told me that it sucked)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The second year interviewer was late and seemed unprepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"No need for interviewers to contribute their own political opinions." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer (an MSIII)! He was very cold and did not know how to socialize. He smirked as I answered some questions and seemed to get a rise out of arguing with answers that I gave him. Especially with regards to the ethical topics. Some questions dragged on for 10 minutes! The overall interview was well over an hour which made me late to my next interview! He didn't agree with my weaknesses. (?!) And at the end of the interview he told me know was the time to be honest. After an hour and 15 minutes of questioning!?! However, I was accepted, so I guess it wasn't too much of a negative for the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly just downtown Reno" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer answered a personal phone in the middle of my interview " More from this Member | Report Response

"the other students interviewing-- they looked like they were going clubbing. Come on people, its called a full suit." More from this Member | Report Response

"They tend to push you to the limit sometimes, especially when it comes to your dedication about becoming a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"not much at all. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ice on roads." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are a white male with an average MCAT score (27-30) plan on applying twice - at least. They like to test your dedication. It's crap." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer was generally unprepared for the interview and seemed to have a personal agenda with many of the questions asked. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, I interviewed in Vegas so I didn't see the school. I love the people who work for UMC though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Downtown Reno" More from this Member | Report Response

"The rumored 80% Step1 pass rate in the previous years and the poor residency choices available. Rumored that the they are having trouble maintaining thier medical school accreditation." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Not much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The main campus at UNR is nice, but the part where the med schools (all three buildings) is pretty barren. The insides of the buildings were fine. My interview schedule was changed the day before my interview, so I had a lot of downtime between my interviews and tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer didn't show much interest throughout most of the interview. I felt like we were just going through the motions, and found it hard to let "myself" come across in the questions I was asked. Any chance at conversation was usually cut short by another question." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is truly tiny. The students are in class way too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer had to cancel on me because she was held up at the hospital - BUT she and the UNR staff were SO nice about it, and it was something that couldn't be helped. In my case, it really wasn't that much of a "negative" because I was in town for several days, but if someone were from out of town and only there for the day it could have caused major problems." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did have identical lists of questions to ask me, which was a little off-putting. But we got fairly sidetracked in both interviews talking about my research and clinical experiences anyway." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really "Negatively" impressed me, rather I "noticed" that the student interviewer and the physician interviewer had about 95% of the same questions, which came from a list they were given. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get to see the campus (since the interview was in Vegas)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not too impressed with some of the students we ran into during the tour. Very rowdy and stressed out (one even told us not to come here)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relentless amount of ethics questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get a chance to tour the campus, because of the location of the interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was hoping to interview in Reno so I could tour the facilities and city, so having to do my interview in Las Vegas wasn't the greatest thing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a three lapse between my first and second schedule. I was within driving distance, but what about the person that is from out of town and just has to hang out for three hours? The questions were contrived. I was asked nothing new or insightful. The school is really more concerned with your GPA and MCAT than they like to lead on. All the hype you might hear about how important the extracirricular activities are is for the students that don't have outstanding numbers. Having an ethnic last name or some obscure degree (computer science or engineering) will defintely help." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first time I called for directions the nurse or medical assistant or whoever it was was a stone cold bitch who told me she couldn't give directions. It freaked me out, but then this really nice resident got on the phone and gave me really great dirctions, which of course I lost, so I had to call back and get them again. Maybe that's why I got rejected. I probably seemed like a total flake." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school had the attitude of "we're the only one in the state, so YOU better show us why we should pick you." Plus, as stated in the previous posts, it IS who you know and what your racial background is." More from this Member | Report Response

"For the second year in a row my student interviewer was late (the previous year he didn't even bother to show up and I was interviewed by someone that "had some time"). As mentioned above, my interviewer seemed to take personal offense to my answer and became very distant and uninterested. There was a two hour break between my first and second interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Great school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Inability to determine what the priorities are for their admissions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that I will have to be away from my family while I do the Las Vegas rotations" More from this Member | Report Response

"The School" More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the anatomy lab is not the best I've seen, and anatomy labs are prosected, so there isn't the aspect of discovering structure yourself--it's already been dissected out and pinned." More from this Member | Report Response

"The professor interviewer seemed miffed that I was there. Myabe I was interupting his research. The student interviewer I was scheduled with didn't show up, so I ended up being interviewed by some other student that just happened to have some free time. The tour of the school was severly limited by the pathetically small campus." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Be concise with your answers. Don’t ramble but try and talk as much of the 7 minutes as possible per question." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my student interview would be so tough, and the physician interview so relaxed. Expected the opposite." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the location was off-campus and it was really hard to find the entrance to the building." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known that there was not going to be a formal lunch provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were going to be friendly interviewers, so I wouldn't have been too nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not sure if it's OK to put this here, but here?s a little inside information (not typical recruiting propaganda)I received from someone in their second year at Nevada: Well, if you decide on UNSOM, do so for personal and family reasons. The school itself is really not that good. We have a lot to improve upon. A couple of friends at other med schools (one back East and one on the West Coast) chose much better programs. For example, our school administration really doesn?t care or is on too much of a power trip to do much for our students. If someone struggles academically, they are pretty much on their own. The administration likes to pretend they?re supportive and that they will help students succeed, but what that really means is getting called up to the assitant dean?s office for ?a discussion? (basically a warning to shape up or get out) or if a student really has other problems, they may get to repeat the first or second year (like being held back in grade school). Part of the problem may be that our school is run by some power tripping secretaries (sorry, I mean administrative assistants). Some of them are really nice but some should probably work for the Department of Motor Vehicles. Our dean is really disconnected from the students but is pretty big on career climbing. He recently said that students aren?t a priority but he?d like to see more residencies in Nevada. He probably forgot who is going to fill those residencies. He?s been promoted to vice president of the university. Another problem with the administration is that they are super paranoid about cheating now. A while ago a student was totally copying off of another student (in the class ahead of me) and of course eventually got caught (they did a ?statistical analysis? to see if he was cheating). They tried to expel him but he sued so they put him in our class. We have to sign an ?honor pledge? which means almost nothing because it?s coerced and is just used against us to try to prevent cheating. Seems like they missed their chance on that one. So now we can?t use the bathroom which is like three steps away from the classroom during tests and sometimes we don?t even get to see the tests to know what we missed. Lame. I hear the class after us can?t even review test problems in some classes. That sucks because some of those instructors couldn?t even write a test question. One of them broke down crying when we challenged her exam questions. So the first year class can?t see their tests in that class anymore. Sucks to be them. The curriculum is pretty mediocre. Some of our instructors are good, but a lot of them shouldn?t be teaching med students. It was even worse last year. I?ll have to wait and see what I get in some of my classes this year, like Path which is taught by this little Napoleon guy who has turned out to be pretty good. Other classes just sucked. I went to _________, a pretty good undergrad school, so I wasn?t prepared for the shoddy instruction we?d get in med school. You can?t understand some instructors at all because of English problems, which is stupid because we are supposed to be learning stuff to save lives. A couple of our ?clinically oriented? classes are run by three or four people who are totally unqualified to do so, but they?re way too arrogant to accept criticism or change. Some other course instructors just don?t care or are really just totally oblivious if we understand the material. We do course evaluations but it doesn?t affect anything. Usually, the same bad instructors keep doing the same bad lessons. Since you?re not a ?traditional? pre-med, you may be on your own. The overwhelming # of students are traditional white upper middle class, with some Asian students as well. My class has two black students (thank god! they are both awesome) out of over 50 students but the other classes don?t have any black members. Diversity is not very strong here. Hispanics and native americans are way underrepresented, which is lame because Nevada has strong populatons of both. There?s a couple older students in the first year class and one in the third year class but they don?t seem to be involved much in school. They got in because they had super high admission scores but all they got for financial aid was loans. I think they came here because of family obligations. And you definitely don?t want to be openly gay here. There are a lot of rednecks, even the students who say some pretty ignorant and offensive things about gay and lesbians. Some don?t believe that HIV research and treatment should be funded. We?re pretty backwards here sometimes. The good thing about my school is that we get to be with patients pretty fast. In one course, we pretty much shadow a doctor in their office for two semesters and get to do procedures depending on the doctor. Also, we have a Student Outreach Clinic for people without insurance that is cool. There?s a lot of student politics around it sometimes and you have to wait a lot to get a patient, but our class has really done awesome with it compared to the previous class It?s only a couple times a month though, but it?s still cool. That?s about it. I hope this helps your decision. Keep this to yourself because this could really hurt my school career here if the administration knew I told you this. Good luck in your applications. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. I did not interview at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I interviewed in Las Vegas and would have liked to have been interviewed in Reno to see the campus. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have brought some tylenol- I had a wicked headache" More from this Member | Report Response

"After the interview, they ask you to write a quote for the admission committee to read. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How many current students were re-applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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"Lots of clincal opportunity since it's the only medical school in Nevada" More from this Member | Report Response

"How bad the step 1 pass rate was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They may be increasing the class size over the next few years." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interview is not as bad as people make it seem. Just go over this website and its questions and youll be fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewing in Las Vegas can be a disadvantage. I'm not sure how the process is in Reno, but I don't feel that I got the right impression of the school. I wasn't given any information about the school, and very little effort was taken to attract me to the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wish that I had been able to go and visit the campus to get a better sense of what the environment for at least the first two years may be like." More from this Member | Report Response

"All my friends and contacts at UNSOM told me that it was going to be low-stress, and indeed it was. Was I able to relax about it? Heck no!! I fretted about it until the last minute, then just got into the interview and tried to shine. Whew, I'm glad it's over!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - their website is very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much... they are straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"For some reason I had thought the interview was open-file so when the doctor asked me for a resume/CV to look at, I didn't have one. The rest of my interview was spent explaining things that she could have just read of the CV. Basically, just take a resume with you just in case they want to take a look at it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known how to answer the healthcare question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Much of the anatomy lab is prosected, but there are real cadavers so that's cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing shocking" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to get there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The adcom is more "numbers based" than they say they are. It's all about being "diverse" rather than having the most qualified students enter." More from this Member | Report Response

"Knowing the right people at this school is a huge part of the getting in, regardless of a pathetically low GPA and MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"think about what you are most proud of, think about what is your best achivement in life so far..." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where the school is located. It isn't the easiest thing to find--I'm glad I went the day before to check it out." More from this Member | Report Response

"In state students are given more preference than is led to believe. In addition, this school will reject a perfectly good candidate just to see what he or she will do. I was rejected with a 30 MCAT and a 3.93 cummulative GPA and was accepted to University of Washington Medical School." More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Don’t feel bad if you mess up on one MMI question. That’s why there are multiple!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Seems like a great school that has just built a brand new building. It also looked like they have a good relationship with the surrounding community. Everyone there seemed really friendly and nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful school, small class sizes, you get to know pretty much all your classmates" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. So stoked that I got in. Everything about the school seems awesome, and every student that I talked to seems to love it here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great location and great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational and they really just want to know you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There really weren't any surprises, just have the usual questions thought out a little." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were really laid back. Don't be nervous (easier said than done, I know)! There is nothing to be worried about, just be yourself. I think that's what they're looking for the most." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews went OK. They weren't very deep. A lot of it was spent going over stuff that was on my application because it was a closed file interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wasn't impressed with it at first but after visiting there and learning more about the school, I was definitely impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview was long, drawn out, stressful, my spirits were down, and I thought that I did not want to go to a school that produces doctors like that. However, the second interviewer was very kind and he eased my nerves. I just couldn't believe a student could be so rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very smooth and conversational. No unexpected or difficult questions. Because I showed up early, the staff interviewer showed me around the facilities and our interview was as much about discussing life in Reno as it was about finding out about me. Everything was punctual and easy-going." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview and I was fairly impressed with how casual and kind the student and staff were. My first interview was an orthopedic surgeon who is a graduate of UNSOM; my second interview was a MS4. The interviews seemed more like a conversation rather than a formal interview. I wasn't too happy with the fact that I wasn't given a tour of the school/facility. I wished that I could have interviewed in Reno to see what the campus was like. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very comfortable environment. THe physician met me and took me to a room with a large conference table, we talked for an hour and 15 minutes (really, a 20 minute interview is a BAD thing when you are suppose to have an hour people). Then we finished and I met my student interviewer, and went to the same room. We talked for about an hour. Very relaxed, but challenging ethical questions. It ended with a tour of the fantastic facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall very stress free, both the interviewers want to REALLY explore your passion and your dedication about becoming a MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great interview experience! It was very small, personal, and comfortable setting. Interviewers really wanted you to feel calm and stress-free. I really liked the fact that the tour was one-on-one and did not make you feel intimidated to ask questions. This experience just made me even more excited to go to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers were very nice, student interviewer was awesome. Both interviews were more of a conversation. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a school that is concerned with every aspect of the student @UNSOM. It is a small school, but the education is quality. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience at the UNSOM. Their small class size, great faculty, and early patient contact are some of its best qualities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good experience, both interviewers were faculty, was definetly worth the trip, as opposed to doing it here in vegas." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back and conversational. I enjoyed meeting with both of the interviewers a lot. I learned a lot about the school and definitely want to go there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I feel like interviewers should be more neutral, but my student seemed rather put off that I was interested in surgery. My faculty interviewer was cordial and very enthusiastic about me - but so was my one last year and I was rejected in January. I wish I was a female diabetic amputee that worked for the Peace Corps. I would have it made." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience overall, though I did not have a good feeling after my interview with the faculty member. I would have preferred an open-file interview as a lot of time was spent talking about things that were already in the application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I interviwed here before and knew what to expect. It's a tough interview for me, because it's not really conversational. They really grill you and you must know the answers to the questions. Be prepared to constantly have follow-up questions to your answers, especially the ''why medicine?'' question." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not very excited about the location, but my interview experience was so encouraging and positive that it made me give a lot more consideration to this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Low stress, easy questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was able to meet with my student contact before my first interview and that really helped calm my nerves. Both interviews were very relaxed...professional but relaxed. They really wanted to know a lot about me and my past experiences. Both interviewers took notes during the interview (don't let this freak you out). I was able to speak with many of the current students during the down time (they were in and out of the lounge in between classes). Overall it was a great experience. The facilities are wonderful and the students are very nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had the interview in Las Vegas. Spoke with a professor and then a student. Both were very nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed, conversational. Lots of lag time, however, between interview sections. The tour was very brief as the school is very small, but afforded the ability to meet many students and see everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it went well. Any weirdness was completely my fault. The interviewers were very cool. I feel I did better with the student interview than with the M.D., but both went quite well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I was impressed by the school. I was not too sure about Reno, and although I am not terribly enthusiastic about the city, the school, faculty an staff was encouraging and friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The website isn't very thorough, and there wasn't much information provided about the school at my interview. I would recommend going to the school for the interview if at all possible. I was already a little skeptical of the school, but would like to hope that this experience is not representative of what to expect from them in terms of education." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers were incredibly nice. The professor was very honest about how much time students spend in class, and how he felt it was a detriment to their medical education. This guy was a therapist and you almost feel compelled to tell him all of your faults. The student interviewer mostly wrote verbatim what I said in response to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a really great interview experience. I began at the Las Vegas Med. School building for my interview with a 4th year med student. Unfortunately, she was held up at the hospital and ended up not being able to make it. The staff was awesome and hung out with me while I waited, and we rescheduled for the next day. Then I went to the physician's office for that interview. He was very nice, and we had a great conversation. He had a list of questions he asked me and seemed to want to get to each one, but it was quite conversational. I almost wish we'd had more time, but as it was the interview was nearly an hour and a half. The next day I met with the med student, and that was even better that the one with the physician. She was very nice and easy to talk to. I never felt like she was trying to trick me, but rather we discussed very real issues that a physician could encounter. She was also very candid about her positive and negative experiences at Reno, which I appreicated. Honestly, I wasn't sure that Reno would be a place I really wanted to go, but after this interview (and barring anything scary that I might see up at the actual campus) I'd feel very lucky to be accepted here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a great experience. The interviewers were very friendly and personable. They made me very comfortable and were never confrontational or rude. My faculty interviewer did ask some ethical questions and defended views opposite to mine, but in an 'i want to challenge you to think' way not an 'i think you're wrong way'. I had a great experience and think that attending UNSOM would be a very positive experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I really want to go to this school, and I think they figured out that I wasn't BS'ing them on that fact. I think if you aren't positive that you want to go to UNSOM, they're going to pick up on that too. Don't waste their time or yours if you don't want to go there. Overall, it was a good experience, the interviewers seemed to really make an effort to look at me as an individual and specifically how I would fit in to the upcoming class. It wasn't an interview "mill" and if you've gotten this far in the process, you have a pretty good chance of acceptance." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tough question bombardment (mostly ethical) by the MD, friendly chat with the fourth year med student" More from this Member | Report Response

"Basically for the faculty interviewer you will need to know (at least in my case) how to describe your undergraduate experiences and general ethical issues, and for the student interviewer be sure to study generic med school interview questions (historical figure you would you like to have dinner with, proudest accomplishments...etc). Bring copies of your resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"First, you are assigned a Peer advisor that gives you advice on the interview process as well as any information you want on the school. Then you travel to UNLV for the first interview with a non-medical professor... specifically picked among the admissions commitee to cater to your undergraduate degree (Sociologist for Behaviroal sciences students). Then you go to the LV-Medical school, a small bldg where you meet up with your second interviewer, a third year medical student (this student gives you an interview, but has no decision in the final say as does the first interviewer)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I learned more about the school and they way they base their teaching style, which was nice. I am originally from Las Vegas so even though Reno is my state school, it had never been my top choice or anything. Now if I get in, I would definitely think about going there a lot more than before." More from this Member | Report Response

"In general, the interview was great. I interviewed with the professor first and then with the medical student. The professor interview was a bit stressful and he really challenged me. He liked to dig deep into every single aspect of any answer I gave. But overall, he was a nice guy and I enjoyed meeting him. The interview with the medical student was fantastic. The med student was extremely nice and asked some great questions that were testing my thinking abilities but were still not too difficult. The interview with the medical student was awesome and I really enjoyed meeting such a wonderful individual." More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were friendly. The questions were easy for the most part. If you have an average MCAT (26-28) or and average GPA (3.4-3.7) expect to apply more than once, especially if you're a male." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview with a student, and one with a faculty member." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the interviewer was so warm and friendly that it almost became a therapy session. I let my guard down and admitted some academic weakness. Maybe he saw that and thought I wasn't ready for the rigor of medical school. Well, this is the second year they rejected me. I give up on this school. They are too stringent. For chrissake, it's only a state school, and not exactly a state known for it's academic standards. I am a nontraditional applicant, which they claim to consider, but I doupt it. Maybe I'll do a residency with UNSOM one day, but I won't attend med school there. It's funny, but I work in the hospital as an RN among their residents, and hardly ANY of them went to American medical schools. Most came from the islands. So I don't understand why their med school is so elitist. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews went well overall, just the usual questions given get old. I would like future interviewers to get to know their applicants better rather than trying to stump them on useless ethical questions. (Anyone can prepare for that just like the MCAT) This school so desperately wants to be in the ranks with the top dogs, they will have perfectly good applicants reapply (sometimes up to 5 times I've heard) just to see if they REALLY want to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"The front office of the medical school is very nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent, all-around experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"student was extremely laid back, professor had many questions to ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were VERY low stress and I felt the interviewers wanted to get to know me. There was a large amount of questions so I was always getting cut off because they wanted to finished their questions. Would have rather been able to speak more freely." More from this Member | Report Response

"My experience was very positive. This is a smaller institution but that is a really good thing. The class size (54) is great, and there are ample opportunites for clinical experience in rual NV (big plus for me)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although my interviews went well, and the interviewers were great at making me feel at ease, I remain unimpressed with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. I felt that I learned a lot about a very good program. The small size of the school is a big selling point for me, as I went to a "name" institution as an undergrad and am sick of anonymity. The University of Nevada seems like it will be a good way to get a good, personal education." More from this Member | Report Response

"As far as medical schools go, this is an extremely small fish in a huge pond. The admissons committee has their priorities completely jumbled and it seems like they really don't know what they are looking for. Stay away from this one." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

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Student 39
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 1
Other 2

How did the tourguide seem?

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Enthusiastic 20
Neutral 4
Discouraging 2

How do you rank the facilities?

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7.81 31

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

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In state 27
Out of state 5

What was your total time spent traveling?

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0-1 hour 21
2-3 hours 3
4-6 hours 8
7+ hours 1

What was your primary mode of travel?

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Airplane 11
Automobile 22
Train or subway 0
Other 0

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

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< $100 10
$101-$200 4
$201-$300 3
$301-$400 3
$401-$500 1
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Reno-Tahoe international airport

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RNO

Where did you stay?

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At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 10
Hotel 7
Home 1
Other 0

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General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 32

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

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7.66 32

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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6.28 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

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9.56 16

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

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9.38 16

0 = low, 10 = high

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

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6.94 16

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make interview all on one day to make it easier for applicants who live far away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the website more clear in what you want the students to submit. There is some ambiguous wording on the admissions page" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to have known ahead of time that there would not be a formal lunch provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were great and really willing to help with anything you need." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem very busy, but were good at getting back to me, especially Mrs. Marshall." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the admissions staff was very friendly. Especially Linda Marshall. I had paperwork lost an" More from this Member | Report Response

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