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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Individual Feedback 5 118 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 92
Negatively 9
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.66 117

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.77 79

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.30 71

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 1
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 13
35 minutes 5
40 minutes 21
45 minutes 28
50 minutes 15
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 26

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 114
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 113
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 90
Closed file 21

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.16 113

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

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

"Three greatest weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do I think the affordable care act will affect medicine over the next 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would I change about the health care system if I was the president and congress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define what being a leader means to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a patient of yours died, or worse, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a strength and weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Utah? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why should we pick YOU over everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think there is a rationing of health care in our country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the University of Utah considers research to be one of the necessary criteria to be considered for admission?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Explain to me your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could kill Hitler, the 9-11 hijackers and someone attacking your family would you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back in time and kill Hitler/the 9-11-2001 terrorists/someone who attacked your family, would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, volunteering, clinical exposure, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. What is the big picture?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Who do you admire as a leader and what qualities do they possess." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Name a leadership experience in which you had an extreme dificulty and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(With all the presidential debates going on and what not) how do we need to fix the healthcare system in America to make it better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the lifestyle of a physician is like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do handle pressure and stress in school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you maintain a balance in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two extracurricular/volunteer experiences that you'd like to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had a chance to understand how other cultures view healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about specific experiences in application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do as a leader if....(a host of different questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions about my research, I was asked to clarify it more and explain it in simpler terms. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What about the University of Utah do you like, what makes this school your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your service experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience? Leadership experience? Service Experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your research hypothesis?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe to me the process of medical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine, why no phd, why no D.O. schools, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did your volunteer experiences impact you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? What qualities do you posess that will make you a good physician? What makes a good leader? How do you deal with stress and difficult people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does a rural physician play in their community and how do you see yourself filling that role? (I'm interested in rural medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was your research important?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage to do so much of the activities in addition to school work?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"At what point did you decide to choose medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how this influenced you (activity from resume)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had one liver to transplant and two candidates (a 30 yr old alcoholic and a 14 year old honor student) which would you choose and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you feel makes a good leader and then relate that to your own leadership experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"just asked me about leadership, service, clinical work, and research I have done...stuff they had in my file." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you applied to any other schools? Which ones?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding my file!!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"what's a weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Utah? (I'm from out-of-state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your time working in the operating room." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell about a hardship you have had and how you dealt with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Do you know what you're getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Who was a teacher that influenced your life, and how did he/she teach?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What type of difficult person have you encountered and how have you dealt with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you took the MCAT twice (which I did not). How did you study differently to do so much better?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a moment or experience that had an impact on your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a weakness you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What are the pros and cons of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your life being 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe what makes a good leader." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research/ involvement with XX organization, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What you like to do. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Woman getting a Cesarian and her platelets are low. Of course, her religion calls for no infusion of blood products. She says no blood products. She passes out. She is in a bad way. Her husband says "give her blood." What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why U of Utah? (non-Utah-resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to do the research that you did?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the broader applications of your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical scenario about what you would do if your chief of surgery was performing unneeded surgery in order to make more money" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are medical costs rising?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me specific things about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked tons of questions about details from my activities. Talked about my research, my service trips, my clinical hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Health care reform! Know at least some stuff about it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I balance my time" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"It would make everyone happy if they drove a Mercedes, why shouldn't we give everyone Mercedes'?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think should be done about healthcare in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to perform a high-cost precedure, who would receive it? A person who could pay for it or a person who couldn't?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a challenge that you've had to overcome?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, activities, and shadowing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you envision a typical day being for you in 15-20 years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem in health care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many particulars about application, research, extracurriculars, and community service?, such as who should we contact about your application to verify. How did you have the time to complete everything you said, the hours don't add up reasonably. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the challenges physicians face today." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your shadow experiences and something you learned from each doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the happiest moment of your life? What was the most difficult thing in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergraduate research so I can verify you understand it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most prized experience during your service based activities and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your ''best'' leadership/volunteer activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have anyone who influenced your pursuit of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Specific question asking me to elaborate on a research project." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (very open ended)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor and when did this desire begin to crystallize?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"I was asked questions on the top 6/8 areas of my application not including MCAT and GPA. Volunteer, Patient Exposure, etc.. etc.." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should you get a seat in this class over the candidate that sat next to you this morning?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a time when you were leader of a fairly difficult group? What did you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an experience where you failed, and what did you do to take responsibility for the situation and remedy it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is lacking in medicine in the United States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most influential part of your volunteer/shadowing experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your: research, activities, a situation where you showed leadership, where you failed etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would the debt incurred from a medical education efect your choice of a specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see changing in healthcare in the future? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the cons of becoming a physician? What activities demonstrate your medical interest? What are your weaknesses and what are you doing to overcome them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Leadership experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think the University of Utah is the right school for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to explain your research to middle school students how would you help them understand the scientific process?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get into med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the positive and negative points about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A Basic Ethical Question" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would be your response if someone rebuked you for your international medical service stating that by having clinics in a 3rd world country for one week isn't helpful at all (especially for the chronically ill)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of careers that would give you an opportunity to help people, so why medicine specifically?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What rank is the united states in Health Care quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions? Do you have any questions? Do you have any questions? Do you have any questions? ...over and over!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why would you want to go to that school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my idea of international healthcare. i have been all over the world so she wanted to see how perceptive i was of the health care while i was in those various countries." More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions regarding my file!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what negative aspects of medicine have you experienced?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is this organization that you started?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is it important for doctors to be leaders?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Are you planning on doing any humanitarian work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you not go to the U for your undergrad? (not really a relevant question in my mind)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was an effective leader in your life, and how did he/she lead?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We pretty much went through my extra-curriculars worksheet and discussed every point." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you travelled a lot?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"You come upon an accident where you see three victims: one lying face down in a ditch face in the water, one with bilateral compound femoral fractures, and the third I can't remember. In what order to you treat them and why. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems with healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your proudest moment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to get rid of one of the United States which one would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you deal with people you don't get along with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 20 years from now you have been named the department head. What personal strengths do you have that qualified you for this position? What weaknesses would you need to work on?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the challanges of a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you weren't going to be a physician, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What movies have you seen recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They ask some things about diversity, which is something they're trying to bring to UUSM. So, know experiences where you've had to deal with people of diverse origins." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why Utah" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself volunteering on the side or will you incorporate volunteering into your future career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the University of Utah School of Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest moral conundrum facing healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hypothesis for my research, (they will ask you this, all three of the ppl asked me)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing you did and did not like while shadowing physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you picture health care in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to me" More from this Member | Report Response

"I cant believe that anyone could build this kind of resume. How do you balance your life? Do you have any kind of fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What I like to in my spare time." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about abortion/human embryonic stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What needs to be fixed in our current health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think the definition of a leader is and your leadership experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"You over hear other doctors talking about patient xxxx, and discussing how he has sued the past 3 doctors he has met with. You find out patient xxxx is on your list of patients for the day what do you do ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, activities, etc.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some problems with medicine today, and what do you propose we do to fix them." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time that you were criticized and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the problems in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you were really stressed and how you handled it and what did you learn?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book did you read most recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did you gain from testing ''such & such'' hypothesis during your time spent doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would you do if you couldn't go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a particularly challenging event that occurred in your life and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Weird heart transplant situation. I had to choose between a 35 year old drugee and a nice 70 year old grandpa. No right answer, I think they want to see how you think." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Define what you mean by ''health of the nation'' (This was based on a comment I made about my theoretical nation I was running)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you like me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions relating to things in my personal statement and lots of detailed questions relating to one of my service experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What profession would you choose if you couldn't be in medicine and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If not medicine then what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you picked this school...what made you apply here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if some 18yr old (on a volleyball team that you were a physician for-or something like that)didn't want you to tell her parents that she was pregnant or a man or something wierd like that." More from this Member | Report Response

"A bunch of questions about my secondary. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in the future? What areas of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most meaningful volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your life has led you to be interested in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you'd like to tell me that we haven't discussed today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research. The drugs involved in the clinical trials and the ingredients." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you like to do on your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else do you want me to tell the admissions committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book? What is your favorite class? What is the biggest problem with US healthcare? The rest were about my personal file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking down the road 10 years, what changes do you see coming about in medicine and what are some things you anticipate having to deal with as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many people are uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would my friends say about my strengths and weaknesses if I was not present to hear them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do to improve your application for us next year? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Questions regarding my file!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other service have you completed other than what is listed in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about a leadership position you've held" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some issues that in the medical profession that you will be facing in the future as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your typical day now and how you envision your typical day in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When in your life have you failed and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. Do you plan on continuing research both in school and afterwards?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you're not accepted? (don't even hint that you would think about going to another school to which you've been accepted or you're screwed at the U)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an example of poor leadership?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I take you into our med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a doctor does?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"On a dark road one night you see a young man in what appears to be a disabled car. His hood is raised and his blinkers are on. He asks you for a ride. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some positive thing and negative things about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With the growing dissatisfaction of physicians in the work force why do you want to be a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does my family do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"One person there was asked to describe three weaknesses. Most people I know that have interviewed there have been asked these first two questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why me over the other people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the weakest part of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Know your research well!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? How have you adressed them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How I will translate my leadership experiences from college into my career as a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Sorry - I will decline to share this." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer told me his 90yr old mother with dementia needed a hip replacement surgery and asked if I was her doctor whether or not I'd try to convince him to allow the surgery. Why or Why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"nothing out of the ordinary at all." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are some suggestions you have to alleviate the problem of overworked doctors?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics: Physician assisted suicide scenario. After the interview, the doctor told me his father had suffered for two weeks in hospice care before dying because the doctor was afraid to prescribe too much pain medication. I was really happy about the way I answered, and that I stuck with my convictions when he criticized me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the worst part of being a physician in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked about healthcare reform, health policy." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was Taiwan like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you kill Hitler?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, all the questions were pretty typical." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The questions were very basic. They didn't even ask why medicine or biggest health care problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question #3?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think is a strong leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You made the claim that you had researched for over 50 hours over only two months with this professor, that seems like a lot, should we call to verify that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"explain how education is the key to ending the cycle of poverty (something from my personal statement)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you had a magic wand and could fix one problem healthcare faces, what would you fix and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethical situation. Say you are a 3rd year student on rotations as a OB/GYN. You and 3 other people are attending a patient knocked out on anesthesia and your attendee tells you to perform a pelvic exam. The other students perform the pelvic exam, and it is finally your turn when you realize that you haven't personally obtained the patient's consent. What do you do? What if the attendee threatens to write a bad evaluation that will affect your chances for residency if you decline to perform the pelvic exam? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishments are you proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think Competition is good or bad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X country that you visited and your medical experiences there. Tell me about the culture." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you think about this ethical situation..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem with healthcare today? (there were no questions that were particularly intellectually stimulating)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some of the negative aspects of health care you've experienced? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the riskiest thing you have ever done? What is the most important public health issue and how would you choose to attack it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interview was great - informal/conversational. The 4th year interview was strange because he simply pulled out a sheet of ''good'' questions. The most interesting involved a heart transplant dilema and deciding between two patients - a 35 year old drugee or a 70 year old grandfather." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a leader of a country that had a conflict with another country, how would you make decisions? Who would you have as advisors? What are the important characteristics of a leader? Much more questions about leadership." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me an experience that has shaped your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your up-bringing affect your choice to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of students say they want to go to medical school, what is the difference between you (the ones that do), and the ones that don't go through with it." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the leader of a country what things would you take into consideration, who would you consult?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristic in you will make you a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could only persue one extra-curricular activity throughout MEdical School, what would it be? (I said sports and he really liked that!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were any object, what would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does a fire truck come on every medical call? Can't an ambulance just handle it? (talking about my job)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most influential experience you had while volunteering?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you failed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is Dostoevsky considered exsistential (we were talking about my hobbies)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would the debt incured from a medical education effect your choice of a specialty? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could only choose one extracurrucular activity to participate in during med school, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was asked about a Tolstoy book I was reading, turned out the fourth year interviewing student had an interest in philosophy." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were the director/physician of a clinic in France and one of your nurses wore a head covering as part of their religion, knowing this is against regulations and the law how would you handle the situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I volunteer at a research clinic that is doing clinical trails for drug companies. The MD wanted to know the names of the drugs and some of the ingredients used. Some of the information he asked I am not allowed to give due to privacy issues. I mentioned this to the MD and he understood. I gave him one ingredient that is used in the research and he checked it out on a computer during the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think your religion will play in your practice as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

" How would you as a leader manage potential conflict?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A Basic Ethical Question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have intentions of becoming a writer on the side?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you died today, what would you want engraved on your tombstone to reflect who you are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were talking about problems in healthcare and the foreseeable changes in American healthcare, and the bureaucracies in medicine, etc., and I was asked where I felt I would fit in all of that, as a physician, and what role I would play." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best critisism that you have ever recieved?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would my friends say about my strengths and weaknesses if I was not present to hear them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we do not accept you, what will you do to improve your application for us next year? (As if I wouldn't be applying or getting into any other medical schools!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were working in the ER and a patient came in complaining of back pain and you suspicion was that the patient just simply wanted pain killers, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What demands might be placed on a rural physician in Utah (I am from out of state...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other service have you completed other than what is listed in your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularily interesting. Just basic med school questions. They try to keep it very conversational. Interviewers have everything in your file except grades and MCATs and the interviews are designed to assess whether you as a person would fit in at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite book? why? followed up by, what is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A variety of ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some positive and negative parts of the medical profession as a whole?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, all the questions were about my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the best piece of criticism you have received?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions I was asked were very straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a bind who would you call?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me about some adventure you've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are some of the qualities of a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to go to (my undergrad school) instead of the U?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the strengths and weaknesses of one of your friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which characteristic trait helped you to overcome [X experience]?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me about this Wedding Coordinating Experience? (I spent last summer running 3 weddings, one of which I did all the flower arrangements and cake for) " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked typical questions. The interviewer didn't have my grade or MCAT info, but asked a lot about my activities and experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you travel and what did you do there? That was a great question to answer and I liked the interviewer alot. There was a question about the state of healthcare today, which is pretty standard I would guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why have you not written more letters to the editor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about a time when you faced adversity and how you dealt with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the hardest thing about being a follower?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a 5 quart bucket and a 3 quart bucket only and a tap of water (unlimited source) how would you measure 4 quarts?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an ethical situation you have been in, and what did you do about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I thought about malpractice insurance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything question was about my file, like... I read in your file that you did this... tell me about that experience. It was a very pleasant conversation with both." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses and do you really believe they are weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been your greatest mentor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What my stance was on the pending case against McDonalds, which states that McDonalds caused a man to become overweight." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been one of the most influential criticisms you have received in your life? What did you do with that criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your leisure time? Yeah interesting right? I know its not but really every question was very basic. They could have asked my favorite color and it would have been more interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the challanges of a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I want you to tell me a joke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"We discussed the State Audit done last year on the U of U's admissions process. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your work with an environmental group." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you could eat with anyone in history, who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you do an Elvis impersonation? (Had to do with ECs) " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Sorry - I will decline to share this." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor opposed to a nurse, PA, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Rural providers often report becoming burned out. Why do you think you would be able to avoid burn out? Why are you different?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 good things and 2 bad things about Obamacare, how would you change it to make it more plausible." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you picture health care in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the medical profession changing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about malpractice in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asking me the outcome of the research I was involved with. back in 2008. I didn't follow up as it was my former job/research, so make sure you know what's going on with your research even if you aren't there anymore! Oh and your interviewers may or may not grill you for the hours you post for each activity. One of my interviewers was surprised at the amt of extracurricular hours I had, but in turn that surprised me! Med School Applicants are expected to do a lot, especially in the case of the U of U secondary! =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why aren't you applying for the M.D./Ph.D. program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"1" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stem cells and abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership experiences. Not really a hard question, the interviewer pressed on me to explain how they applied to my everyday life. From the amount of follow-up questions, not sure I was giving her what she wanted... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you'll make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Please explain your activities while you were volunteering at the ____? The interviewer was not satisfied until I talked for over ten minutes about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you able to work with the elderly. Not a difficult question but it did catch me off guard so I fumbled a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you use your strength to overcome your weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you had a particulary dificult patient and how you handled it? I didnt have a lot of Patient exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe yourself to me. (first question the interviewer asked)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is diversity important to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None too hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"No hard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"no difficult questions really - just specific ones asking me to elaborate on experiences in my app. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a health program implemented by a President that has continued to run even after the President's term was over? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Either the one above or another weird situational question about uniting my clinical rotation team as a third year med student." More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"Suppose you were the leader of a country that went into a conflict based on data from your advisor and then realized that data was wrong? What would you do? (This seemed too politcal and it made me uneasy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above, this was very politically pointed even though staff are not to ask those kind of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a doctor does everyday?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in congress today, what would you say about the proposed revisions in Medicare spending? (Hint: the debate has to do with whether gov't should negociate drug prices or private parties)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something negative about you and how are you working to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you distinguish between a patient in pain and a patient seeking drugs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the one above...none were really difficult, per se, however." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the problem of the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can't remember" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the best criticism you have ever received?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above. (Oh, we beat that one to death...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Drilling questions about my undergrad research projects." More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the fact that medicare patients will triple in the near future with gov't spending staying the same...what are your thoughts of this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Above" More from this Member | Report Response

"(After I gave a summation of my research and findings) Why didn't you study this aspect XYZ in your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the most difficult thing about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your proposals to increase healthcare to rural areas and indigent people? " More from this Member | Report Response

"No "difficult" questions, very friendly interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't really any difficult quesitons...all pertained to my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"In the 60s a campaign was launched to promote a healthier America. American citizes today are much less healthy than they were then. What is the problem and what would you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Probably the same as above. The questions were, for the most part, pretty straight forward and came mostly from my file. Didn't get any ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Think of a common medical practice that is against your beliefs, and explain how you would deal with it? (I lot it was a little confusing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would my friends say about my strengths and weaknesses if I was not present to hear them?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"I haven't had a chance to look at your file yet, so tell me a little about you." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"All of them were pretty straightforward. The interviewers (1 retired faculty & 1 4th yr student) both had thorough notes and used my file to ask relevant questions about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you had a conflict and how did you resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about leadership and problem solving in leadership position. These kind of caught me off guard." More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think you have a blanced life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your best criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty straight forward." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of person bothers you? How would you deal with this type of person in a work situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked to point out some weeknesses in my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing tricky" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're working in a rurual clinic and only have one dose of a medicine to cure a particular disease. All of the sudden, two ambulances roll up--one is an 80 year old and the other is a 20 year old and they need this medication to survive. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really difficult. The interviewers asked me questions about myself. There were no ethical questions. I felt like the interviewers were really trying to get to know me. Also, they do have everything in your file, except MCAT and GPA. Utah feels these last two credentials create bias in the interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Yeah, everyone's had those experience. So what else? What else is special about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I deal with stress...(because I was really stressed at the moment of the question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't find any of the questions too hard to answer; I had to defend my interest in rural healthcare a little bit and to explain my research experiences - which I suddenly found I had a hard time remembering the exact details of. Normal stuff, I guess." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you possibly sit there and tell me you want to be a pediatrician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What did I have to offer to the University of Utah?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a person in history or in literature whose life most closely represents yourself and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would my best friend say were my negative qualities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get any tough questions. One of my fellow interviewers that day got asked what he would do if he was the CEO of a major health organization....he said "shoot myself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really, the second interviewer drilled me on my research. He wasn't an MD, and thought that research makes you a good doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How independent has your research been?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics Question about whether to give narcotics to a patient in the ER complaining of pain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult at all. A few interesting questions regarding current state (and future direction) of healthcare. " More from this Member | Report Response

"No real difficult questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when didn't receive or pursue acknowledgment for an accomplishment? Yeah like I said not tough and not interesting either." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the probelem with American health care in one word?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you change about yourself, and why? When I finished with my answer, she asked the same question again--what else would you change? What else besides that? She wouldn't let up on this topic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you have a 16 year old who is looking to get birth control and she doesn't want her parents to be told. Explain what you would do and more importantly, why." More from this Member | Report Response

"Several ethics questions were asked, but weren't difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a crap load of dumb unreallistic questions. One of the interviewers asked me to formulate a medical problem (when I asked him what he meant, he said some students talked about health-care reform etc...), describe the factors associated with it, and then propose a plan for correcting it. I was also asked to describe the participates in a typical small group, identify the different personality types that might be in that group, and then tell him how I would lead this group of people to a postive goal. That is only two of the six questions he asked me. What a nightmare!!! His final question was "what are you going to do if you don't get into medical school?" Not a good sign. The interview was done by phone two days after I had surgery. I was also asked to travel to Boise, Idaho for another interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question about being a student and a resident screwed up a dosage but it was a small error...the attending says it was only a small goof, no need to tell the patient...do you tell?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked through the website. Did the recorded video interview. Ate breakfast. Everything was situational/ethical without any interviewer knowing anything about your application so there wasn't a need to review what I said in my essays/experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of MMI practice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice interviews with some MDs in my clinic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Completed one mock interview with two MD friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading over my research (this was key), reading through my secondary application, and looking over the schools website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, practice, talked to people that had interviewed there already." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-Med adviser, SDN, practice." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed school website, interview books, mock interviews, reviewed applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, went over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through Utah's website. Researched all recent news on them (ex.. they just cut a bunch of medical student seats because of loss of funding). Educated myself about current health issues." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Be yourself, know your application and you'll do great" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback. Wrote out all my questions and answers. Practiced speaking out loud by myself or with friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, review of interview style questions, advice from current physicians, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"stressing out a lot, drinking tons of coffee" More from this Member | Report Response

"I did a few other interviews before this one, so I didn't do anything extra for this one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock-interview with my school's career counselor and practicing common interview questions. SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview with a current med student. I also read lots of health care research and policy analysis at sites like heritage.org and cato.org, these sites are awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock Interview, Reading NY times Health Section, Ethics Journals, Relaxing, and reviewing my application slash polishing up on remembering the scope of my research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read SDN, application, talked with others who interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read classic cases in medical ethics, how doctors think, and some leadership books. I also spent time researching health care policies in other countries that have been successful in providing health care coverage to all of its citizens. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied my own application and tried to figure out what I had learned from each of my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Mock interview, Practice, prayed" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my application, mock interview with advisor, surfed the net for possible interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and Secondary Application. SDN. Reviewed current health care policies. Practiced interview questions with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, SDN, Interview Practice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had multiple previous interviews at other schools, so I just reviewed their website and brochures." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read AMCAS and secondary apps, school website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Forum, Undergrad Career Services website, AMCAS, Secondary, Interview Workshops" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed AMCAS and secondary essays, common interview questions, SDN and mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, my amcas, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Various online sources for interview questions. Mocks with friends/family. Primary/secondary apps. This forum." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, UW ethics questions, study my amcas." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, secondary app." More from this Member | Report Response

"My file, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN printed off all school interview questions in database and reviewed them. Used Kaplan workbook for interviews. Looked on website to make sure I would have some good questions to ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Primary Application, 2ndary, Web Site, Mock-Interviews, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Primary application, secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, mock interviews, study everything about my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Had multiple (>6) mock interviews with various premed advisors, physicians, and faculty." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over the SDN questions, did a practice interview with my school, reviewed my primary and secondary applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, read my applicaton, SDN, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review possible questions, UofU SOM website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over my secondary and primary, found a suit to wear." More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS/secondary/premed evaluations" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website, school website, read over secondary and amcas applications, current event things." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, U of U website, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, reviewed AMCAS and secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Reread my personal statement, reviewed previous research projects, got online and learned about major programs at and around the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, secondary application" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interviewed, talked with UUSOM students, went over my application and read school website." More from this Member | Report Response

" Read my secondary and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the medical school's website, practiced mock interview questions, read over my secondary" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed application/viewbook/general medical/ethical topics" More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at the school's website and read over my primary and secondary apps a zillion times VERY THOROUGHLY. came up with potential questions they could ask about my app. mock interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Pre-med advising material, discussed sample questions with friends and family" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site. Tried to bone up on healthcare a bit. Practiced, aloud, answers to anticipated questions. Attended a lecture at the Huntsman Cancer Institute a couple days before my interview and checked out the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS, secondary, stayed current with the news" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school literature, websight, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread secondary materials and AMCAS, plus previous interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, reviewed secondary app., studied health care issues." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed the schools materials, my files (essays, resume etc), went to the places that I would be at the next day, and went for a relaxing hike in the mtns behind the med school the day before." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Thought over previous interviews, reread applications, studied up on the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"read about the school, reviewed my ap, read about current medical issues and ethical issues (although I wasn't asked about any of these) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, looked over website and application" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, reviewed my file, school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and their site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over possible interview questions. SDN interview responses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thought about how I might answer typical questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student-Doctor, and reviewed my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school litrature, talked to my aunt and uncle who work there, read this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"StudentDoctor.net, researched the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, reviewed my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Studentdoctor.net, primary and secondary applications. Practiced questions usually asked to Utah applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"U. Utah website, looked at the local paper online to see what was going on in the community, studentdoc website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read up on the website, Studentdoctor and this interview site." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talk to students, website, amcas, cnn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback and researched the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN website, read over my secondary application for the UofU, looked at the UofU website." More from this Member | Report Response

"DSN, Current students, Website" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read about the school (I wasn't asked why do you want to attent the UofU)" More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS, secondary app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on LDS church and its role in SLC and the medU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, reviewed applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed AMCAS and secondary application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"AMCAS application, practice interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed interview feedback (incredible help!), reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read U of U web site, read interview feed back. Few mock questions from my wife." More from this Member | Report Response

"I tried to just relax." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched school, reviewed secondary, this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reading my application, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewfeedback.com Spoke to current med students and others who have interviewed there." More from this Member | Report Response

"After very postive interview experiences at Wash U and Columbia where they focused on the experiences listed in the application and asked some questions about my motivations for medicine, I just reviewed my AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Look throught the viewbook, UUSM website, other interview feedback site, practice interviewing with freinds." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Class is only 4 hours a day. Most students study for 4 hours and attend/watch lectures for 4 hours and go home. Most of them treat school like a 9-5 job for the most part unless they have finals or other big tests to prepare for. Lots of students go hiking/campling or do fun stuff on the weekends. The school/life balance seems really good at the U. I saw some classmates from undergrad and they seemed to be just as happy and stressed as they were during undergrad. The school interviews exactly 4 times as many applicants as they have seats (they put applicants in different pools depending on in-state/OOS/Idaho and keep the 4:1 ratio in each pool) so getting an interview is a big step and statistically means you only have to beat 3 people to get an acceptance, even if you're OOS. The education building where classes/labs are held is brand new and the school of medicine is supposed to be torn down and replaced within a couple years. Lots of collaboration within the classes, not a lot of cut-throat competition." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the happiness of the medical students and the Dean." More from this Member | Report Response

"People in Salt Lake City are EXTREMELY KIND! As a liberal who has lived all over the country, I thought that the city would be rather sheltered but it's surprisingly progressive -- albeit there is not much to do outside of winter sports. The educational facilities are quite new. The medical students are very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the current students were very positive about their experience there and were willing to answer ANY questions you had about attending the U for med school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student-led tour of the health sciences building, the facilities were absolutely beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, incredible resources, 3 hospitals connected to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The low-stress atmosphere. I felt like the interviewers just wanted to get to know me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is amazing. There are many hospitals on the campus and so many research offices and departments. Also, the school sits up on the mountains overlooking the city." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and informative" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their facilities are brand new/awesome. Opportunities abroad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of the staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of the interview was discussion based. They would ask me a question, and then give their opinions on the matter - a fair amount of back and forth" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student support by faculty and administration. Brand new school facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was amazed by how comfortable they made me feel while in the middle of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm doing a Master's through the dept. of Pathology so the people that I work with, the teachers, in general the attitude towards the importance of research." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's in Utah, and I'm from Utah. That's about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"New lecture hall looks pretty nice and the new curriculum is interesting. Students for the most part look pretty engaged with their studies." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much everything. The building is new, has tons of windows and a beautiful view over the Salt Lake Valley. The students I met were all really nice and helpful. The faculty the interviewed me was super nice and fun to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Love the facilities that they have to offer. The outdoor stuff is amazing. The students are very friendly and the faculty were awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, everything is brand new, hospital on-site of medical school, beautiful view of the Salt Lake Valley, it was snowing, the massive mountains, the friendly interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources available to students. Every student I talked to, had no complaints about anything. They had no regrets and loved it. They emphasized how the school goes head over heels to make sure you succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools facilities are the nicest I've seen, there seems to an excess of funding. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites, tuition and how cohesive and happy the students were." More from this Member | Report Response

"The health sciences building, the changing curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"New HSE building and the possible move to more clinical exposure beginning earlier than year 3 and tuition." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are all new, the student body seems cohesive - everybody knows each other. The location is also great, Salt Lake is a nice city - great outdoor activities and more culural experiences available than you would initially think." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities have been designed to maximize student comfort. Good place to learn. The students were happy and seemed to be a cohesive group. The new facilities seem to encourage students to hang out together since they all study, eat and hang out there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty, Facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't too excited about the school prior to my interview. I had never been there and hadn't heard too much about the program. After visiting though, I am completely sold on it. Excellent facilities for the students in the health sciences building (1st and 2nd year classes are taught there). World class genetics program (professor there won this years Nobel prize in the field), Huntsman Cancer Institute is amazing, along with many of the other centers. Large teaching hospitals all around SLC, to include the Inter-Mountain Health Center which opened the first week of November in the valley. Seems to be lots of money for scholarships, loans, etc at the school. Plenty of research going on there. As I mentioned, I wasn't expecting much, but was pleased to find the program and facilities better than any that I had visited to date. They say there is a lack of diversity at the school, but I think it actually does a pretty good job of representing the cultural make up of the community that it serves. I met with a gay student, several students from non-Caucasian backgrounds, was interviewed by a women. And I asked them specifically about the diversity aspect as it is a concern of mine. They said that SLC has diversity, you just have to look for it and that they got along great with all of their classmates despite what many perceive as a rather homogeneous mix. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites - very nice. The closeness of all the medical buildings. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The amazing facilities. AMAZING." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new facilities - Health Science Building and Huntsman Cancer Institute - and the view of the mountains" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Health Sciences Education Building. Its first class and fairly new. The views are very impressive. Tons of research opportunities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The health sciences building. Huntsman Cancer Institute." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building. The staff, students, and faculty seemed very enthusiastic. The opportunities for great clinical experience and research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed that the school is really open to feedback from the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"How the students liked it and the mountains." More from this Member | Report Response

"New classrooms, I sat in on two classes which I really liked. One class was great, lecturer was funny and easy to listen to, the other class was boring so we left. Having lunch with the students was helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities are nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facility" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are really nice!! They put their money where their mouth is. There are lots of different facilities really close there. I also liked how honest my student interviewer was in answering my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new HSEB building. The chairs are AMAZING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and teachers were some of the most enthusiastic people I have met. They obviously love the school, and it made me excited to interview there. Also, the interview was extremely laid back. I felt extremely at ease with both of my interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many things including the new facilities, friendly staff, location, enthusiasm of students and willingness of faculty to help you succeed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new Health Science Education Building. Attitude of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"The ladies in the admisisons office were really nice, the interviewers didn't try to intimidate me (that much). They were trying to get to know me more and see if I could fit in at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly, as well as the staff. The facilities were amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness and welcoming atmosphere of the facilities and the students. The students were cohesive and really close. The facilities are new and very nice. The staff are very considerate and concerned about your needs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were nicer than I imagined. All of the students seemed to really enjoy the school. The Huntsman Cancer Center, Genetic Research Building, etc. are beautiful. Current classrooms weren't bad at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful-up in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. The new building is as nice as they say, and there are tons of opportunities for clinical electives in SLC. " More from this Member | Report Response

"New building is beautiful, even their new seats that they rave about the entire time. The setting is fantastic. The campus is in a cool place." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly staff and student body - seemed like everyone was VERY happy to be there. The new Health Science building is AMAZING! and the cadaver labs were very nice compared to other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facility. As a Utah native I was surprised that I hadn't heard more about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Even though this is a well established and "ranked" school I was impressed by the respect and friendliness of the interviewers and other staff towards me as compared to some DO schools that I have interviewed at: NOVA and KCOM. At these two DO schools they ragged on me about your MCAT even though my GPA is above most applicants!! So, if they are not happy about the scores why invite me for an interview? Just to make me feel little? Now, on the other hand Utah has style. I hope I get accepted." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and staff were very welcoming and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

" The new building and the city is beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new medical school is very impressive. It was designed with technology in mind. It would favor the student who likes to bring their laptop to class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The new building is very nice, the mountains are fantastic, the students seemed very friendly and enjoyed going to school there. The curriculum is more interdisciplinary than I originally thought. It's also the cheapest school that I've applied to." More from this Member | Report Response

"the new Health Science Edcuation Building is AMAZING! State of the art lecture halls, lounge rooms, beautiful building. Also, the admissions staff is very nice and the students are very nice as well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, great new facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot, actually. The new facilities really are top notch. The other interviewees were all friendly. The students were great, and went out of their way (a few, at least) to welcome us and wish us luck. The admissions staff was great, particularly the lady who gave the tour (Tammy, I think). Sat in on a class and the lecturer was really excellent. Great opportunities for research. And the lunch was really good." More from this Member | Report Response

"New Fascilities are great, expansion of Research fascilities, friendly people" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are great! The new building is IMPRESSIVE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Brand new health sciences building, with gorgeous views of the valley and mountains. Nice classrooms and hospitals." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location next to the mountains!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Utah is a great school and the students that ate lunch with us and the we saw while we were there were super friendly and helpful. The new facilities that will be done come July 2005 will be awesome for the upcoming class. They have built a five story brand new facility essentially just for the medical students. The research facilities are amazing and the hospitals that are affilliated with utah are very nice and up to date. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Health Science Center facilities will be magnificent when they open in 2005. They are now have tours of it through May 23, 2005. This 5 story building is essentially just for the medical students. It is really quite incredible!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty normal. Nothing in particular." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were ridiculously HAPPY! At all other schools I've visited students seem kind of stressed out and overwhelmed but everyone at Utah had it together and seemed really happy. They're also extremely friendly. Random students saw me in my suit and just came over to talk to me about the school and how my day was going." More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers, admissions staff, and students were very friendly. all the students seemed to get along" More from this Member | Report Response

"New buildings. Hospital was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a new medical education building, opportunities to travel abroad, second year students were happy and laid back, everyone was really really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly students, great interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly and trying to put you at ease" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were interested in me. I never felt that they were attempting to show me how lucky I should feel to be there. They were very genuine and concerned about what I thought of the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"They are building a new building for the medical school and nursing school. The hospitals and research facilities are nice and the students seemed to enjoy going to school there. I also thought both of my intervewers were very good. Also, there is a lot of political gossip spread about the admissions committee at the University. I didn't see any of it, and I think the admissions committee tries their best to bring in the strongest class." More from this Member | Report Response

"New building coming next year!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospitals that are so close to campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very nice and they really emphasized that not only were you there to determine if you were the right fit for the university, but also if the university was the right fit for you" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was fairly organized and lunch was good" More from this Member | Report Response

"The detail that Utah goes into in order to select their students. Some may say that it is long and drawn out, however, I think it's actually beneficial in order to surface the most qualified applicants. After interviewing, some applicants are notified of their acceptance early, but a majority tend to find out around April." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location, quality of students, quality of physician-interviewer, library" More from this Member | Report Response

"The openness and friendliness of all the students and staff. I went and sat in one a class, and had 2 students introduce themselves and many wish me goodluck while the passed me." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty and staff went out of their way to answer questions, and if they didn't know the answer they called someone or looked it up for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff really seemed to have tried to match up my interviewers with my age, gender and background which I thought was pretty nice of them. Also, the staff was consistently kind and friendly throughout the day and I really felt that they took a personal interest in me and my doing well in the process. Also, the other students in the school were really friendly and took time during the class break to come up to me and another interviewer to ask us questions and answer any questions we might have. Awesome! Because it's a small community and a small-ish school, I really felt that everyone was looking out for us and people smiled at us (in the blue suits) as we walked around the halls and campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly admissions staff and interviewers, the student who came and talked to the interviewees while hanging out in the student lounge, new facilities being built, research facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The views of the mountains" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very friendly and enthusiastic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students, staff, and just about everyone I met was extremely nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"A few of the students being interview had a break and were able to go to a first year class and the first year students were extremely friendly and came up to ask and talked about the program." More from this Member | Report Response

"The education seems to be quality. The facilities are old but relatively nice. The faculty seemed interested in the students. Dr. Samuelson was friendly and honest. The students seem content." More from this Member | Report Response

"LUNCH!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is actually in the hospital and all the hospitals there including the UofU, Primary Children's and the VA hospital, as well as a few others are so closely linked. Research opportunities." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview. 4th year student was very laid back and made it comfortable" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is a beautiful place. Nice hotel, nice funding." More from this Member | Report Response

"The low intensity of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of medical students." More from this Member | Report Response

"New facilities, low cost" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school is fabulous, and the number of different facilities is incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The setting. You can't beat the Wasatch mountains." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The Huntsman Cancer Center and Moran Eye Institute" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was with a faculty member--she was great. The interview became more of a discussion with the faculty member being very candid. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and the dean's office. As opposed to others, I thought the students were very friendly. They always came up and introduced themselves and tried to sell the school. I wonder if the previous poster was justa prick and wondered why no one would talk to him. I have seen it at other schools where the arrogant interviewees ack like jerks and then complain that the students were "mean and rude". Anyway, the students seemed to have a lot of fun, but also studied pretty hard. It is hard not to play when the mountains are 30 minutes away." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed with mountains so close to campus. There is a lot of private money going into the Medical School, Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Moran Eye Center. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Students had quite a bit of freedom, Huntsman Cancer Center=big MONEY for cancer research. Beautiful area." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The anatomy lab is in a separate building that is not right next to the others. It was not part of the tour because it was too far away. In-state tuition is still 39k+. They don't "give" you a laptop. You get an iPad air for the first 2 years then you have to give it back and they give you an iPad mini for clinical years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Housing facilities are quite old and run-down… But they are CHEAP" More from this Member | Report Response

"General feeling of "box checking" on the interview day in general and the application process at this school ahead of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mandatory attendance. Out-of-state tuition. Apparently the air quality is really bad because of "the inversion" -- and I'll be honest, I'm an asthmatic." More from this Member | Report Response

"The mixed messages about when we will hear about the admissions committee decisions. Different UofU SOM officials reported different things, which has made the waiting process somewhat frustrating." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of organized activities (there was a full two hours that I was expected to fill myself, either with school work or a self-guided tour)." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers seemed to be in a rush and only spent 20 minutes with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems that most of the students are male. Perhaps that could be cultural with in SLC and the LDS faith." More from this Member | Report Response

"Their interviews were not very challenging. Maybe one hard question per interview. The rest was very scripted and generic; made it hard to stand out. Also lack of diversity in Utah." More from this Member | Report Response

"Class size should go back up to 102, are you really saving that much money by only accepting 82 students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The location is a good and a bad thing. It's a good thing b/c it's peaceful, beautiful, and no distractions. But it may be too quiet at times, and not sure how the culture is since I'm an OOS applicant who was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently living in New York City." More from this Member | Report Response

"the inversion" More from this Member | Report Response

"The office staff was not friendly, the secondary application process was really inefficient, and the school does not seem to do well with residency matches." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot of med students I talked to here only got an interview invitation to the U. Not really a negative, but kind of weird..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Um... Well they did say that the cadavers were in a different building a little ways away so maybe that's not ideal." More from this Member | Report Response

"How low the diversity is" More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much construction. Plan for new curriculum but little explanation, although not surprisingly everyone is touting the change is going to be great." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to be racist, but the demographics of the first year class we attended definatly don't match the demographics of the state of Utah or even the application pool,I'm sure of that. Hooray for Affirmative Action and the U's attempts to diversify." More from this Member | Report Response

"That you don't know if your in or not until April. There were only two women in the interview group. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rising tuition, almost all of the learning is done through a lecture setting as opposed to small group work or problem based learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"they are considering getting rid of the anatomy lab with disections. No rolling admissions/Finding out in April?!?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was limited to the new building. The first thing my interviewer stated when he walked in was that he only had 4 hours of sleep. He seemed so bored throughout the interview, he kept checking the time and yawning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical school is sequestered at the top of the University of Utah campus. So it is a long walk to anything that is not medical school related." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"While there are opportunities for volunteering to gain clinical exposure, it didn't seem like it was too integrated into the curriculum, rather they use standardized patients to prepare for the new part on the USMLE. Wasn't able to get a really good feel for the curriculum, it seemed to be a mix between a traditional curriculm and system/regional based. Board scores are a little below national average ''they teach students to be doctors, rather than focus soley on the boards.'' That said, it seemed like the students were competitive on the match. Housing prices are higher than many other areas I have looked at. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Lack of diversity in class and applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Distance of cadaver lab, lack of note-taking service for 1st year med courses." More from this Member | Report Response

"that there isn't much diversity, although they are trying to change this. there were only 3 women in my interview group (including me), and the other 6 were white males. " More from this Member | Report Response

"We may not find out the decision on our files until March" More from this Member | Report Response

"Construction in the area; however, this also means that the facilities are growing and getting better." More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab off of campus. How long they will take to get back to me on acceptance or rejection. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed a little prehistoric, but the are constructing a new building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour because it was right before lunch and I was hungry, other than that nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interview would always say ''Is there anything else'' after every answer I gave, it made me uneasy. It seemed faculty interview was not familiar with my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interview was horrible (Did this guy even HAVE have a pulse?). The facilities are nice but go mostly unused, why? Students seemed a bit on the close-minded side." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of patient contact in the first two years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I didn't like was another guy in the interview group. He had an overwhelming attitude of arrogance. Everything about the school was great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The bathrooms down the hall from the admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The facilities were very nice, as were the people." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I might not get in!!! :) Bathroom down the hall from admissions office." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't say much about alternative opportunites in the educational aspect of the school like overseas clerkships, possibility of pbl, or tell me much about research opportunities. It seemed like there wasn't much emphasis on preventative medicine/nutrition etc from what the students said (even though the website claims that's a big part of things). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The 45 min. harangue by the dean at the beginning of the day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There's not too much diversity, but they're working on that and it's improving." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pre-interview day "pep talk" emphasized that no matter what happened, we'd be OK (as if the interview, our day, or the news from the school that we were rejected would be devastating). "No matter what happens today, the sun will still rise tomorrow..." It was a little odd and presumptuous. Also, there can be a 3rd interview, in the event that something goes wrong with interviewing (inapproriate questions asked, etc.). Though rare, there are several each year. No other schools I've interviewed at mentioned a similar policy, and so it seemed strange. Computing facilities not well developed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of diversity and the major predominance of Mormons versus non-Mormons. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer sucked. Who really cares about the new seats. Yeah, they are comfortable, but what else do they have? The class seemed to not be very cohesive. Clubs were almost nonexistant. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The old school of medicine is small and outdated, but students aren't using those facilities much anymore, so I'm not sure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was the only female interviewee." More from this Member | Report Response

" The severe lack of diversity." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was not too impressed with the city and its lack of a diverse population." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a diverse student body in any way, and I'm used to going to school at very homogeneous places. The Dean went on at length about not finishing all the classes/majors/research projects, etc. that one might claim during the application process- if you mislead them, they give you the boot. That shouldn't surprise anyone, but he really hammered this point concluding with "don't try to play hardball with the guy who's got the biggest bat." Hilarious! I don't expect he caught the double-entendre of this..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not too excited about being cold for 4 more years and the school is only 30% female! yikes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much. The financial aid presentation was somewhat mind-numbing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing they talk about is their new building" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were short, cold, and really didn't ask me much: mostly just asked me if I had any question...(how can they decide anything when they do that? Why interview?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body seemed a little "dorky". :) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The shear arrogance and the "holier than though" attitude of the faculty and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't to stoked about how far away the anatomy lab is. It is either a very long walk or a short car ride away." More from this Member | Report Response

"The inversion/smog (which occurs 20-30 days/year)in the city. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemed as though one of them, the 4th yr med student, was probing my file for holes instead of focusing getting to know me outside of the numbers and stats." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of married students, and there is a definite discrepency in the male to female ratio. I don't know how these things would affect my classes but they might hamper study groups, class dynamics, etc. Also, not sure about the social scene in Salt Lake. There is tons of outdoor stuff to do but not as much typical "city" stuff like bars, concerts, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"some of the facilities seemed old, but a lot of new construction is being done" More from this Member | Report Response

"The match list was not as impressive as other schools I had looked at. I interviewed with 12 other guys, and me the single girl - it was a little strange. A lot of the student body is married." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not very formal. The secretary who took us around didn't seem to have a set plan of what she was doing. It was almost too laid back, ie If you want to, you can check out a class between your interviews, or you can wander around campus or fall asleep, whatever you want." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour wasn't very useful. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Old building and they treat you like garbage. You are here by our good graces and we could care less is the standard attitude. Their admissions policy regarding out of staters....you can be a minority or you're out of luck unless you can conjure up strong ties to the state. AS IF UTAH IS THAT DIVERSE AND NEEDS TO PRODUCE DIVERSE PHYSICIANS!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only benefit they give for going there is the cheap tuition. That's the only reason, in their minds, that you should want to go there. They didn't talk at all about their students' success on the boards or anything else like that. It was all about tuition. The facilities are subpar at best." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. There are a lot of opportunities at the University of Utah." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lecture hall for years 1&2" More from this Member | Report Response

"Because it's a state school, apparently there were problems in the past with minortiy women from out of state. Some of the other med school students from in state resented the fact that the woman got in an not one of their caucasian/local friend. I don't know how this is being resolved. But the school is DEFINITELY homogeneous (mostly male, caucasian and mormon), and a good majority of the student body is married." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the medical students were really great, answering questions and helping out. Some medical students seemed snotty and cared only about the free lunch they were getting. They even sat at their own table and had their own conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, it's not like Philadelphia or New York where there are about 5 other medical schools nearby. So it's definitely a school out there on it's own. Otherwise, nothing really negatively impressed me. It's a small town area which is great in alot of ways and the facilities seem up to the mark." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lunch with the second years. They mostly sat together and talked about other things so it was hard to interact with them. You got the impression they didn't care about meeting you; they just wanted the free lunch." More from this Member | Report Response

"Almost everything else. Utah certainly thinks it has a great program, and they seem to have convinced their studentbody of it. I don't gather that it's national reputations agrees, however." More from this Member | Report Response

"The boring psychiatry class I visited." More from this Member | Report Response

"Apparently all the lectures are in the same room." More from this Member | Report Response

"Old facilities (but they are building a new lecture hall). I had some pretty off the wall interview questions (see below)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The lenght of time for acceptance decissions is too long. The facilities are old, but they are building a new school building." More from this Member | Report Response

"my second interviewer was like 80 and had not practiced in 12 years" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was kind of hokey... not as elaborate and organized as other schools. I don't really have any complaints about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Too much emphasis on research" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students don't feel it is important to go to class. I also told a current student something in confidence and she told the program director straight away. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Attended a first year class and was surprised by the inattentiveness of some students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms are ancient, but they are building new ones. Also, the admissions committee is very slow at deciding who they accept." More from this Member | Report Response

"The classrooms and such are a little outdated." More from this Member | Report Response

"To touchy, feely." More from this Member | Report Response

"Homogeneous feel to the applicant pool and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interview was with a medical student--the "What would you change about yourself"-student. She was ill-prepared for the interview, having just barely scanned my material. She wouldn't even talk with me--she just threw out question after question, seemingly unconcerned with my answers, or if I even gave an answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical students were very disinterested in the applicants. I attended two class periods and not one student said "boo." They did step over me to get to seats though. I was interviewed three times by the clowns in admissions!!! Holy cow, how long does it take to make a decision? My first interview was by a medical student, frazzled by Residency interviews, who seemed more interested if I was a "cool" medical student than a competent applicant. I also had to travel to Boise for an interview and do another over the phone. It did not impress me at all that several medical students (there was a free lunch that these guys came to) bragged about bagging 15 days skiing that semester. Sorry guys, I want to go to some place more devoted to studying. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I sat in on a class that the professor didn't seem too excited to be teaching. That was kind of disheartening, but it was only one guy n only one class." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There's some snacks & water when you arrive but nothing breakfast-oriented, so eat before you arrive. It takes about 10 minutes from parking at the hospital to walk to the admissions office - and that's without getting lost. The directions they send to applicants are pretty good though." More from this Member | Report Response

"Ridiculous level of "box checking" by the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"50/50-LDS and non-LDS students, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but a current med student told me that the Mormons know who the non-Mormons are and they tend to stick together." More from this Member | Report Response

"All requirements must be current within the last four years. If you take a year off before applying you can't count anything you did your first year on their secondary application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How much they focused on health care crisis questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be more relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"SLC has smog in the winters. yuck. :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"They actually changed the schedule, we were finished at 12, not 3:30 as they said!" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really just go by your file. I've interviewed at U of U twice and this was the case both times. Really know your research, it's a big research school, but all in all both experiences, with all 4 interviewers was great and they make you feel really comfortable. They really do just want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known it was going to be a very relaxed interview style." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I was going to be interviewed by someone who had completed medical school at an age when I was still trying to stay out of jail." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would cost me $100 to interview at a school that's so unfriendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great the facilities are for students, and how great life outside of school can be in Utah." More from this Member | Report Response

"parking was hard to find. I got a ticket! :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"How little my chances of being accepted are because I'm not "under-represented in medicine", also that they are going to verify EVERYTHING on my application before my final admission. I hope the person they call agrees I put in the same number of hours as I said on my primary and secondary applications. DON'T EXAGERATE" More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have brought some food. I was starving by the time we ate at 1:00." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I would have known a little bit more about general problems that are happening in health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"That my faculty interview would be so unresponsive to any answer I gave. I hope I did well." More from this Member | Report Response

"My counseler at the University of Utah had told me that the interviewers would read and know my file. Clearly not the case with my first interviewer, which completely caught me off guard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two interviews: one is conducted by a 4th year student and the other a physician. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was told that OOS students gain in-state status after thier first year and therefor pay less for school starting the MS2 year. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought the interviews would be a lot more intense. But they were fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"They wait until March for final decisions for the majority of applicants" More from this Member | Report Response

"that my interviewers would be so friendly and easygoing - I wouldn't have been so nervous the night before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers would not ask me any questions on my volunteering but focus on research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would have got the unique kinds of questions I did from my faculty interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"That there were 2 interviews, 40 minutes a piece, one with a faculty and one with a 4th year." More from this Member | Report Response

"You can become a resident if you take a year off. " More from this Member | Report Response

"GPA and MCAT are not included in the open book interview. The anti-( LDS white male ) thing is a myth, that just happens to be the majority of the people applying so you here stories about how the school won't except you if you fit that mold. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How shabby the whole university campus was. Very dirty and run down." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think I was fairly prepared for the interview. But, if you interview during the winter, make sure you bring a coat; you do have to wak outside to different buildings sometimes for interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't worry about bringing a pen or paper, they provide those things for you. Just relax and enoy the experience!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reapplicant, so nothing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really found this out after, but the essays(secondarys) can make or break you here. You really need to answer their questions explicitly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who my interviewers would be. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I've heard negative things about this school from students attending other schools, there are a few negative comments on SDN, and the rankings aren't high according to US News. However, the students seem happy, the school seems like it will provide a good education, and the staff seemed supportive. In addition, tuition is quite affordable. Also, if you are married or have children, there is a lot of support available as a sizeable number of students are married and/or have children." More from this Member | Report Response

"How beautiful Salt Lake City is." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known what they were looking for, the University of Utah's program is very diverse and so there is no one 'right applicant.' They try to see who they think would fit in at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"There are very few spots for visitors parking at the medical school. It is better to take a cab or get a ride from someone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of the med school buildings and hospitals are linked by tunnels, there is a lot of walking." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Their are not too fond of students not completing the classes listed on their application or changing degree completions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That everyone at my interview day would be male and white and still in college (except me). And that there's little chance of finding out their decision until March/April." More from this Member | Report Response

"we did a lot of walking and I wish I had worn more comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was so much less stressful than I had anticipated. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That there was no need to stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"New facilities. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They want applicants to be desperate! Being honest and claiming an interest in other medical schools, was the mistake that I made." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilites. it isn't very advertised that the school is building such nice facilities and that really made a big impression on me once i actually got there for the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"How large the city was and how extensive the facilities were!! The U is an incredible institution!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab is located off the medical school campus. Supposedly it's too far away to walk in the winter which might deter me from actually going to disect. Also found out they're building a new facility for health professions students which should be open in the fall. It seems really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"a large portion of the students are married (students we had lunch with estimated 50%)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the anatomy lab is off campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The simplicity of the questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The coldness with which they treat applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they discount LDS mission experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were no surprises." More from this Member | Report Response

"How long they take to get back to you! (April...)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish that I had prepared answers for some of the typical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"You probably won't find out if you get in until April even though they have rolling admissions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The lack of diversity in the studentbody" More from this Member | Report Response

"That there are significantly more males than females in the medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"While the curriculum appears to be very traditional, there are alot of opportunities to volunteer in clinical settings where there is usually a great amount of responsibility placed on the student such as interviewing the patients and deciding what tests to order and then reviewing with the doctor what you want to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I had had more hands on research." More from this Member | Report Response

"75% of the class is married with children. Many people here are just looking forward to the day they can leave." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I will not find out if I will get accepted until April even though they have already accepted 40% of the class." More from this Member | Report Response

"How slow the admissions process is at the University of Utah." More from this Member | Report Response

"The names of my interviewers. Oh I couldn't have found out. Really nothing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be less stressful than expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid back this day would be. i gae myself way too much stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would be called back for a third interview. It's kind of a pain." More from this Member | Report Response

"Utah's application department has a bad reputation for being close to incompetent. I wish I had believed the rumors. " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Fantastic school. I was really impressed by the current students and the laid-back atmosphere of the whole interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"The call it holistic, I call it micromanagement (which seems to continue into the school requirements)." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you can get your 6 letters of recommendation together, this place is worth applying to! People are kind and happy, and the living costs are pretty cheap!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It is a great school and easily my top choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great campus, they should use it more to their advantage by putting it on display!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really positive experience, low-stress atmosphere, and helpful admission staff." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school, nice people and students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome quality of education/amazing recreation opportunities...But you also have to live in Salt Lake. I felt I had more in common with med students at other schools. The students seemed anxious to get their degree and get out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Many people say that the U is very hard to get into, and I agree; however, I feel like they are the only MD school in the nation who cares about what kind of applicants they're bringing in more than their stats. I have a very poor MCAT score, but an exceptional application and was invited to interview. Not one other MD school even waitlisted me for an interview this year. I feel like they all just looked at my MCAT and said, "well we couldn't accept him could we." I am not bitter about being rejected, but grateful for the changes the U is making in medical school admissions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible experience, interviewers are interested in the applicant and have studied your file quite extensively....at least mine did!" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are not from Utah, go eat at Bombara in Downtown Salt Lake City. Aside from the interview, it will make your trip worthwhile. My favorite restaurant ever! Best of Luck!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the school as a whole and it is still my number one choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, please send an acceptance . . . or just call, 801 . . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not impressed. Go somewhere else." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was really short (25 min) and she seemed bored before we even sat down. The second interviewer spent most of the time talking about himself and his practice and had the assumption I was applying for a residency post. The admissions office had me come back another day for a replacement interview as a result. The new second interview went really long (almost an hour) and she pressed me on doctor shadowing, leadership, clinical experience. The interview as a whole seemed to go real well though." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really like this school. I will actually be going there this fall so I guess that speaks for itself. I loved it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews. One with a faculty member and the other with a fourth year student. 30 minutes or so each." More from this Member | Report Response

"Remember to just be honest with the interviewers, they also give you the opportunity to fix any discrepancies in your application before it goes before the admissions committee. DON'T EXAGERATE the make sure everything is verified." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was the most casual and relaxed of all my interviews. 98% of the questions were asking about activites I listed on my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was interviewed by a 4th year student and a professor. The student seemed to be much more interested in the interview but both were pretty laid back and interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the U resents the fact that they have to accept soo many instate so they make the process as dificult as possible. Just my opioinion it's probably wrong. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are partially open-file. Interviewers have access to your AMCAS personal statement, activities, and your secondary, but not to your GPA or MCAT scores. The first interviewer (4th year med student) seemed bored and uninterested. He was checking his watch and yawning the whole time. He didn't read my file, and kept trying to ''wing it'' with questions like tell me about yourself, or tell me about leadership experiences. He also caught me off guard by asking me to tell me about my research and after I did (research was my strongest point - I worked in a lab for 2 years and have a publication in a peer reviewed journal as a first author) followed it up by saying ''Oh, so it's just basic stuff. Nothing really special.'' to which I had no idea how to respond. The second interview with the physician was a lot better. He seemed genuinely interested and knew my file pretty well. The interview itself was quite conversational and no questions were really surprising." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview was very relaxed. The physician interview was much more intense. They went through my application like a shopping list asking me what my role was in each experience and how many hours I spent on it. There were also several open ended questions. It was not conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very good atmosphere, amazing staff, supportive and encouraging. Give yourself plenty of time...weather can be unpredictable. Just know your AMCAS well enough to engage in a conversation about any sentence you put into it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Showed up around 7, I anticipated a lot of traffic in SLC, but was wrong and ended up getting there super early. Sat around waiting for the activities to begin. Chatted with some of the admissions folks and other interviewees. Everyone was very nice and had interesting backgrounds. At 8 the admissions director spoke with us for half an hour about the interviews and the admissions process. He was a little ''over-bearing'' in regards to us switching classes that we said we were going to take. They frown upon people saying one thing and doing another once they get accepted, for good reason I suppose. We then had two-45 minute interviews. That left an extra hour before the actual health sciences tour that we could use to check out the campus on our own. Got the 30 minute tour of the facilities with a admissions staff member and a second year student. Then had lunch with a bunch of other students. They had a great cafeteria on the undergrad campus that we ate at. I ate pretty much garbage at my school as an undergrad, but here it is real nice. Everything was finished by 1pm. No more than 10 interviewees are scheduled on that same day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. The mountains in Salt Lake are unreal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall good experience. Friendly students, admissions staff, and interviewers. The interview day definitely breaks down preconceived notions of the university and adds a dose of reality." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a very low-stress experience, and everyone was so friendly and nice. 2 interviews in the morning, followed by tour and lunch with 2nd year students. I also had a great student host, she gave me a ride to/from the airport and the interview, and even took me to dinner afterwards with other med students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews, in general were laid back, especially with the 4th year med student. The faculty member was more serious even though he didn't ask any typical interview questions. He focused more on how I deal with diversity, health care, and with patients. No questions about my volunteering experience. Only questions on my research and leadership" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laidback and easy-going. Great company and communication from co-interviewees. Admissions staff was friendly and fun. Initial meeting, faculty interview, student interview, tour, lunch with 2nd year students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview starts at 8:00 AM. You have two interviewees, one faculty and one fourth year med student. For the most part the interviews are pretty laid back, although I got some intense questions in my second interview. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. Short and to the point." More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked everything about the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interviewer was great, shared similar interests and was very friendly. Also seem like student had taken the interview seriously and studied my file closely which was helpful. Faculty interview was weird during the last half because of the hypothetical political nation mind game, I was not expecting that. I really hope they enforce the third interview policy on my file if the interview scores differed too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Will withdraw application ASAP, I would not want to go here. Would rather go to a D.O. program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, it was a great experience. The facility is great, the students are really friendly. There was a great sense of unity between them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience. This is definitely my #1. All the staff was great, the students were very helpful too. I went to one class and talked to students afterwards. That was nice b-cuz I know those students weren't preped before hand. It was good to see how happy they were and how laid back the atmosphere seemed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"From beginning to end it was very low-stress. The faculty, medical students, and admissions staff were very impressive and friendly. Great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. My first interview was with a 4th year student, and felt more like chat session than an interview. My interview with the physician left me quite impressed, and again was fairly laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great experience and would choose the U hands down if given the opportunity. Not only was it a great school with great facilities but all of the people there made me feel at home. I could definitely spend four years there and be very happy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational and relaxed during the interviews. Everyone was ready and willing to help and answer questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was nice and I did find out that it was a good school. It seemed like you had to be proactive in order to get involved in programs that interest you (like anywhere I guess) - I'm just saying that they're not coming to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Easy going; meeting with the dean then one interview followed by a long break in which we hung-out with first years and then a scond interview followed by lunch and a tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers are really nice and easy-going. It is nothing to stress about. They don't really emphasize the whole ethical questions thing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Along with getting to know me personally based on the content of my essays/AMCAS materials, both of my interviewers seemed to be getting at the same information, but through their own questions. A few of those basic questions, though not verbatim, follow." More from this Member | Report Response

"My two interviews were first thing in the morning. Then there was time to sit in on a class, have a tour, and eat lunch with students. Both of my interviews were laid back-one was with faculty, the other with a 4th year student. The student talked as much as I did, telling me about the school and how it is to be a student there if you aren't Mormon. It's just something to be aware of while you interview to see if you think you will fit in there or not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The student was very friendly. He did seemed to be a bit biased toward his alma mater of which I graduated (thank goodness.) The faculty interviewer was almost a half hour late in interviewing me. He wasn't very friendly and wasn't interested in making me excited about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very nice - besides the nazi research interview. Very impressed with the new facilities and adjuct facilities (Moran Eye Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, Biomedical Polymers Research Institute, University Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital) all surrounding the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2nd year students were great to talk with. They were extremely willing to give advice and answer any questions we had. They seemed to love the area and the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year student who interviewed me was a pleasant person; made me feel very welcomed. No arrogance there! He was surprised at the hours I had put into volunteering, clinical observations and research activities. How did I do so much? The MD that interviewed me asked me typical questions and questioned my research experience. Looked up in the computer if what I said was valid about my research experience. Fortunately he found it! He was very pleasant and kind. A good experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The Utah campus is amazing. The Rockies are literally at your doorstep basically wherever you are in the city. Salt Lake was spread out but there was transit (bus, train) evident. The students were really talkative and gave me a few tours and peptalks before my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

" It was great. The admissions office was very friendly as were the medical students. One of my interviewers tended to ask some tough questions while the fourth year medical student interview was very easy going." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think both interviews went well. The student interview seemed more like a conversation than an interview. A positive point for me was that they try to pair you up with people that have similar interests as you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were with friendly individuals who seemed interested with using the interview to better present me to the admissions committee. Both made a point of saying that they viewed their role as advocate for the applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"As far as their medical program...it's great. Great faculty, facility, students, and great opportunities for medical experience in the huge health science center. Very cheap also. I'm not too excited about the fact that the school is only 30% females...it says a lot about the environment the school is located in." More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer asked a few tough questions that I didn't really know how to answer, but she was friendly and gave good clarification and feedback on questions. The student interview was extremely relaxed. There were a few structured questions, one on ethics, but the rest were direct questions related to my personal experiences. It was like "shooting the breeze" with a friend for an hour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I left the U of U with a far more favorable view of the school than I had going into the interview. Almost everything impressed me. One interview with a faculty member and one with a 4th year. Both had read my file and were well prepared. Both were genuinely interested in learning about my experiences. Felt like they wanted to discover the good things about me. Though a couple kids in my group had some really tough questions. Guess it just depends on your interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a stress-fee experience, I got to sit in on a Neural Anatomy class, students all seem willing to answer questions and share experiences. One interview was with a faculty member and the other with a 4th year. I got along great with both of them. Originally this wasn't a top pick for me, however, I was really impressed with everything" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were short, cold, and really didn't ask me much: mostly just asked me if I had any question...(how can they decide anything when they do that? Why interview?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interviews and the admissions staff was great to work with. One interview with 4th year and one with an MD (not on admissions committe). Day included 2 interviews, financial aid presentation, lunch with 2nd years, and a tour. " More from this Member | Report Response

"One faculty interviewer came in twenty minutes late, hadn't even opened up my file, nor did she know anything about the admissions process. She had just moved to Utah and she hadn't even heard of Utah State University. The second interviewer was a nice 4th year student. Both kept asking me about other med schools I was applying to and why in the world I would want to attend those schools rather than the U. I thought it was very irrelevant." More from this Member | Report Response

"i was very impressed with the school. i felt that the interviewers really spent a lot of time getting to know me and that they really had a vested interest as me as a person. one of the doctors that i interviewed with spent about 10 minutes after the interview just giving me advice about how to be a good student in medical school and what she feels makes a good doctor. i thought that was great that she would take the time to give me some advice especially with her not knowing if i would get into utah or not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great experience. If you get a chance when you visit plan an extra couple of days to ski/hike or interact with the outdoors. Most students from out of state come there for precisely that reason...." More from this Member | Report Response

"It didn't seem like they had a strong direction or momentum. They were just doing the same-old thing. Not very motivating." More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrive early in the morning (check in by 7:50 am). Have an orientation with the dean which was really impressive. He just seems very kind and concerned with the interviewees and students at the school and making sure things run smoothly for them. Interviews are from 8:30 to 11:30. You have two interviews during that time. One with and MS4 and another with a faculty member. If you have downtime during this time period you can go sit in on classes, explore the campus, etc. After interviews there's a lunch with MS2s followed by a financial aid presentation and then a quick tour. Overall I thought it was a very well organized day that definitely allowed me to get a sense of what the school is like and how it would be to study there." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone had two interviews - one with a faculty member and one with a 4th year student. both were very low stress and the interviewers were very nice and positive" More from this Member | Report Response

"was interviewed by a 4th year student and a pathologist. walked away feeling relaxed and confident" More from this Member | Report Response

"my interview with the 4 year student was very laid back. he just told me about the school, how it was to be a med student and gave me lots of advice. he didn't really ask me about my file. my interview with the doctor was also laid back, but he went extensively over my file. all the questions he asked were just about my file and nothing else. the interview lasted over an hour and at the end he ask me to make a final statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly and casual (I think this 'style' is requested by the administration...to an extent). They want to get to know you. They do not know your grades or mcat scores, so I think that helps bring in a more well rounded class. My inteview questions were fairly straightforward, but *always* be ready for them to focus on your weaknesses. You are there because you have good things on your application. Now they want to ask about details of things that could be problem points. Show them what you are doing to strengthen them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews went very well. They were low stress, get to know you type interviews. The interviewers knew who I was and they had been over my file. Whenever I mentioned something from the file, they knew what I was talking about, which was nice. I enjoyed my visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all things went very smooth. My interviewers were very nice and asked questions that seemed pertinent. I had an interview with an MD, PhD, and so I was scared that he was going to grill me only on my research experience. We spent the first thirty minutes talking about my extracurriculars. Everyone was very nice, including the second years who took us to lunch. Apparently you need both interviewers to say yes, if one says no than you get a tie-breaking third interview. The school was very fair and unbiased throughout the process, but we'll see if I still feel the same come April." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first med student wasn't that interesting and was a geek and not really verbaly skilled. The second interview was great. The interview day kind of falls apart after that with an admissions person saying "well, I guess I'll take you on the tour."" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two interviewers: one faculty and one 4th year student. Both asked very basic questions and were quite friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had two other interviews at better schools and was way more impressed with them than I was with the U. If it weren't for the fact that all my family is from Utah I wouldn't even consider going here. One of my interviews was with a lady who spoke horrible English. I had to ask her to repeat most of her questions several times, and I speak a couple of languages fleuntly and have no problem understanding most accents. She also tried to tell me things about the U that I know aren't true (for example, professors teach all their undergrad classes--bullsh**) They did a lousy job of "selling" their school to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Utah has an excellent school. Something I'm really looking for in a school is how unified students are. I thought Utah would have a very competitive environment, however, several students stated that one of their favorite things about Utah is the non-competitive aspect between classmates. I think this fosters a better learning environment for me. The only person I'm competing with is myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was by far the best experience I have had for an interview, and the most fair that I have experienced. First off, the interviewer sees your whole file except MCAT and GPA, because the school feels that those factors distract the interviewer from getting to know the student. I think even the admissions committee doesn't see MCAT and GPA. They judge you based on the rest of your AMCAS, extra-curriculars and interview scores. They give you a numerical value that's put into a computer, weighted 80%, and then MCAT 10%, GPA 10%, and they pop out your score and decide from there. Also: the interviewers are told not to ask you tough, ethical questions, as the school believes asking contraversial q's such as stem cell research or abortion don't necessarily reflect on you as a person. They really are just trying to get to know who you are, and both my interviewers were thoroughly prepared: they had both extensively looked over my application before I got there. All in all, a good experience, a good school. The students were genuinely happy and nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I really liked the medical school. I work in a research lab in the school of medicine now, and I liked that they let you continue your research during your first and second years. They seemed really flexible, and all the faculty and staff wanted the medical students to succeed and have a positive and healthy experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. Student led interview was more like an interview with the student asking lots of questions and not talking much. The faculty interview was much more conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"One interview was nice, the second was non stop harrassment. The third was arranged as a tie-breaker, but by then I had arranged better options." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not give Utah much thought before going but they really impressed me. Salt Lake City is a growing city but it still has a small town feeling to it which was very appealling. Because the school appears to be kind of small you know you will be able to interact closely with the faculty. Overall it was the least stressful interview and the school impressed me very much. " More from this Member | Report Response

"First off before the interview; they have some pretty extensive secondary application requirements (6 letters of recommendation, second personal essay, etc.) that can be a major hassle! Each of the people being interviewed had 2 interviews (one with a fourth year med student and one with a physician or faculty member). My med 4 interview was much less stressful, and more informative, than my faculty interview. Overall, we were treated very well that day by the students, the school is not extremely large so there seemed to be fewer opportunities than larger schools may have. Great place for outdoor recreation!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was very good. The interviewers were thorough but nice and prepared. The staff was friendly and wanted to help. It was good to go to lunch with current students to get their perspectives. I was excited about the school when I left, and I hope that things work out for me there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very chill and laid back. Just relax and enjoy the hour break that you get to sit in on a second year class" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know that I could have asked for two better interviewers. The first was a fourth year student the second was with a peds emergency medicine specialist from the children's hospital. I feel that I got lucky because both interviewers were well matched to my interests." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was good, but wasn't extremely impressed with the school as a whole. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, novel research. Nice program. The students were a little different. . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very relaxed atmosphere and interviews. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The current students really felt good about being there, and many positives to say (as can be expected). The number of opportunities that are available for research here are incredible, and they look very highly on students with research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a very easy, laid back friendly interview. The Dean of Admissions told us out right that we wouldn't be asked questions on abortion, stem cell research, or cloning. They ask alot about leadership and want to know that you have tested your desire to become a doc. Plus they like to know that you know what your getting yourself in to. The place takes all feed back very seriously. But really how do they evaluate candidates if their interviews are so nicey-nice? Also the interviewers don't know your grades or MCAT score. They say this helps prevent bias." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was a very easy, laid back friendly interview. The Dean of Admissions told us out right that we wouldn't be asked questions on abortion, stem cell research, or cloning. They ask alot about leadership and want to know that you have tested your desire to become a doc. Plus they like to know that you know what your getting yourself in to. The place takes all feed back very seriously. But really how do they evaluate candidates if their interviews are so nicey-nice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were conversational. Stressful but not difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school. Only thing that sucks is that they will probably not let us know about an acceptance until April." More from this Member | Report Response

"The office staff and most everyone else were very accomodating. They were focused on ensuring a mellow, stress-free day. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty average. Not too stressful or laid back. It's what you expect an interview to be like." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview experience here was horrific. We all have nightmares about bad interviews, but this was worse than I ever could have dreamed. I was interviewed by a med student more interested in finding out if I was "cool" or a "gunner." Grades and test scores were thrown out. I then had to travel to Boise for another interview. Three weeks after that initial round, I was given a phone interview from hell by a non-MD faculty member teaching at the school probably still bitter about not getting into medical school in the first place. Luckily, I was already accepted into a good school, or I would have come out of this experience feeling next to mud." More from this Member | Report Response

"Fairly laid back, my interviewers gave me the heads up when they were going to throw me ethics questions or "why be a doctor" questions. Tour was nice, lunch is ALL YOU CAN EAT which is great, and the students you meet are a great resource. Dominique, the girl in the admissions office is a cutie, too." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 14
Faculty member 9
Admissions staff 86
Other 3

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 51
Neutral 16
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.61 66

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 44
Out of state 24

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 38
2-3 hours 11
4-6 hours 9
7+ hours 9

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 21
Automobile 46
Train or subway 1
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 27
$101-$200 5
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 4
$401-$500 2
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

Salt Lake City Airport

SLC

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 6
Friends or family 17
Hotel 6
Home 4
Other 0

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.72 71

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
8.72 72

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.14 72

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.91 34

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.29 34

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.59 27

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Let people know as early as possible if they are rejected!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Instead of using a "request this date and we'll call to confirm" system for interview scheduling, it would be nicer to have "pick from these available dates" -- only because I was twiddling my thumbs about booking travel while I was waiting for a confirmation of my interview date." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send out post-interview rejections fairly quickly to those that historically have absolutely no chance of being selected." More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole process went smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day should be less waiting around and more active participation by either current students or faculty. Sitting in the Starbucks for an hour was not the best use of my time at the school, and a self-guided tour is not a great way to impress applicants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be friendly. Let us know you're people. Smile, it's not against the law since communism fell." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eco-friendly? Honestly SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seems like they are more focused on students "getting through the hoops" than they are about the" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would like to know more about the curriculum and board pass rates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Eco friendliness is Dumb" More from this Member | Report Response

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