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University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Year founded: 1891
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University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston (UTMB)
Allopathic Medical School
Galveston
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 190 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 5 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $15,384
  • Non - Resident Tuition $28,484
  • Application Fee $55
  • AVG MCAT 506
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 67.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions
  • 1.208 Ashbel Smith Bldg
  • 301 University Boulevard
  • Galveston 77555
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

UTMB is a major academic health center dedicated to health science education, patient care, research, and community service. For more than a century, dedicated teams of UTMB employees and volunteers have committed themselves to service, diversity, education, community, and innovation all with the common goal of safeguarding the health of Texas.

Curriculum

There are three major characteristics of the Integrated Medical Curriculum that are designed to aid learning and build life-long learning skills. 1. Basic science material is integrated across disciplines. For example, rather than learning about membranes in one course (Physiology) and cell signaling in another course (Biochemistry), material will be presented in Molecules Cells and Tissues that integrates membrane structure and function with cell-signaling concepts. This holistic approach should make it easier for students to understand and learn the material. 2. Basic science material is integrated with clinical science material. Each week's topic is linked to one or more clinical cases that may be presented as problems to solve. Thus, students immediately use the basic science material in a clinical setting, applying it in a problem-solving mode. This will not only make learning more interesting, it will aid retention of the material. As the curriculum progresses into the second year, the clinical cases become more complex, enabling students to both review and build their knowledge base. 3. The problem-solving challenges are designed to foster independent learning and build life-long learning skills. The more actively involved students are in the learning experience, the more they will retain. This will serve students well as they continue to learn throughout their careers.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 148
Negatively 19
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.04 185

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 129

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Perhaps make sure that the interviewers are able to fully understand the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"Find more appropriate faculty to conduct interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be sure the interviewers know they are supposed to be interviewing! Other than that, it was a great day!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None. Almost everyone there was super helpful, nice, and funny!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More substantial vegetarian options for lunch!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great Job!!! Everyone was very nice and helpful!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get enthusiastic tour guides; don't tour when it's hot; show us the SIM center; we don't need to see the rare book room; get someone to do the welcome who won't sound like they're quashing our reasons to go into medical school...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tours could be better - our guide wasnt quite sure where to take us, and ended up in a lot of hurric" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Great job!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why have you decided to pursue medicine and what are the events that have led up to this decision?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You only raised $XXXX for the race you directed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I believe anything you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the current events going on in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What difficulties do you see in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is a human rights issue that has significance to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where would you like to travel (we talked about places I had traveled before for school or family)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about what it will be like dealing with patients who think they know what is better for them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interviewer was closed file and she asked me what I thought about healthcare today and the changes that will happen." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you read self-help books?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me... Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer didn't ask me any questions....he talked about hope and what that means to a dying patient for the entire half hour." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have extensive experience in the arts, why not pursue that as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you displayed maturity/responsibility in your life thus far? How do you think you are prepared for the rigors of medschool? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have that would make you a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. What do you do outside of school? Why medicine? Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions. Not too hard." More from this Member | Report Response

"One open-file, one closed-file. Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Is there anything you would like to know about me?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have in healthcare? This is not a question but: Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to come to galveston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you're from the state of XX. What makes you want to come to TX?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to the college and high school you went to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would work in a PBL setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why didn't you do biochem research? Why did you do Org. Chem research when it won't apply to medicine? What exactly did you do in the lab? Why do you want to be a doctor? Why did you major in business? You majored in business, why don't you go get a business job? What books have you read in the past year? What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? How would you integrate research and clinical practice? " More from this Member | Report Response

"describe who you are" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about being a doctor do you like? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the major problem you see in healthcare right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are your mother and father from? (they were born outside of the US)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If somebody came to you with a problem, but couldn't tell you what it was, how do you help them solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (both interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you intend to pay for medical school? (Asked in different ways by both interviewers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"When did I know I wanted to practice medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities as an undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your full life story? (I have moved around frequently between different countries.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you didn't get into medical school this year, what would you do and how would you improve your application if you choose to apply again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get started on medicine... kind like a calling?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you spent a semester abroad in Italy? Tell me about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinds of problems in healthcare do you think you'll face and what are some possible solutions?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Describe your most important extracurricular activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why nursing and then medicine? Did you plan this all along?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of exposure to medicine have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you tell an individual who was overweight that they needed to lose weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Who is your hero" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a genetic consultant, would you feel comfortable telling parents that their child has a deadly disease? What if you know that your answer would lead to an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What's your GPA?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the importance of having accountability as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If not medicine, then what?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest part of being at medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What else would you like to tell me about yourself that isn't on your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your younger siblings think of your medical aspirations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standards. What are your mootivations for wanting to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How will you balance family and practicing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How do you plan to pay for med school? She also kept pushing this issue as if my answer of student loans and family assistence wasn't good enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a bookworm? What have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you are mature enough to be a doctor and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly just conversational. We talked some about health policy which is important because all UTMB hospitals are public hospitals, but the school owns them which is nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. You'd better know this stuff pretty well - they aren't going to take it in disdain, they will be genuinely curious." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How did you end up in Houston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No specific questions were asked by either of my interviewers. We just started talking about stuff and it was completely conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (clinical research)!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, and why you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle having a family and being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What would you like to know about UTMB-Galveston?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any humanities classes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance your personal life with your professional life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"just basic questions, very conversational while still asking you impt ones like why medicine ect" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to Galveston specifically" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What else do you do besides studying and going to class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you planning to pay for med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What sort of specialty are you interested in? Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do I know about Galveston & UTMB?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What kind of leadership experience do you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a happy and sad time in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about Problem Based Learning?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (This very vague, very open-ended question was how both interviewers began the interview.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family and where you grew up." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why doesn't your sister want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? Is there one particular event that made up your mind? Do you know anyone in medicine or medical school that you talk to about the career choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a reapplicant, what have you done since your last application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where have you traveled & how did that change you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?(When I answered the lady told me she hates my area of reasearch)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Tell me about your work in the hospital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UTMB. Why Texas. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why TX? (I'm a NJ resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What "challenges" are there in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where does your family live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers led off by asking if I had questions for them. Be ready with questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Typical questions were asked. No surprise/interesting questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"You only raised $XXXX for the race you directed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting class you took in college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Parents aren't putting pressure on you to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your definition of professionalism/What kind of person irritates you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not become a teacher?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of friends do you like to associate with" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer had me role play as my best/closest friend and talk about myself from her point of view." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview, we talked alot about the history of Galveston and the school's ties to the city. Our conversation naturally went this direction, and so it was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The PhD mentioned that he had 3 kids and I'm the middle child, so he asked, "Give me a middle child perspective on growing up."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you eat healthy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one of your friends to me. What to you like about him? What's one of his weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does oil/the oil industry affect your individual health?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What would a patient of yours experience based on your personality" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much interesting? Seemed like laid back, routine interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Your hobbies seem very introverted. Why are you interested in interacting with people as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty standard stuff...nothing out of the blue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did your father's death cause you to resent medicine for a while?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think the aging process occurs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you have a 6-year old patient who you know has one and half years to live, how will you break the news to the family and to the patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer was totally chilled and awesome. It was very conversational and enjoyable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Meh, nothing too difficult..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance being a physician and having a family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there one question you would like to ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were particularly interesting in a good way" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question that referenced my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really -- pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think you would offer to your patients as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the happiest moment of your life? What is your favorite place?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think insurance effects the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(Prefaced with a conversation about how antibiotics are becoming less effective...) If you were a pediatrician, how would you tell a mother with a sick infant that it would be better for the child to not take antibiotics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a teacher, how do you prepare lessons / what kind of materials do you use in the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were interesting and nice" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you tell a family that their child was terminally ill?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read in the past year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what does your dad do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the lowest point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had as much money as you wanted, what place would you choose to go and why? (no questions were really that interesting, just straightforward conversational type questions)" More from this Member | Report Response

"how would you deal with a little boy whose legs you were forced to amputate and his parents" More from this Member | Report Response

"My PhD interviewer told me about his daughter having some sort of abdominal pain and asked me how I would go about diagnosing her." More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really ''interesting. Mostly standard fare." More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine somebody comes with you to a problem, but they can't tell you what it is. How do you help them solve the problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you will deal with being a woman in a field predominated by men?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have trouble with the idea of taking out loans to pay for medical school? (based on my background in business)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you typically lead discussions in a group or do you sit back and listen? Explain." More from this Member | Report Response

"How is the big mud hole up north?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is my background in finance going to help my medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you feel about the cervical cancer vaccine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What criticism about others have you heard that makes you most annoyed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing - first interviewer was conversational and second didn't ask much." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to juggle your personal/relationship life with the life of a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a healthcare problem in psychiatry and give a possible solution. (It seemed like he wanted to talk about the over-diagnosis of ADD.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what does your email address mean?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to finance your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None, they were all typical." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any encounters with monkeys?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not many questions at all. I asked most of the questions. Other than that it was more like a conversation. I guess the most interesting question was "Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you describe as the best time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you set-up this research experiment (given some details of the problem)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"More conversational... not a lot of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the hardest thing you've ever had to do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do cancer survivors know when they are survivors (we were talking about some policy research I was doing)" More from this Member | Report Response

"describe your research as if you were explaining it to your mother" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a defining moment or decision that happened during college?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"How dou you define Professionalism? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do about the situation in Pakistan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So what do you think about Iraq? (Just a casual question, maybe because I'm Moslem)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you join the military? and Are you still married?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you solve the dicotomy between treating patients well and having to see alot of patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How ready are you to make the sacrifices required by a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does the healthcare system in India compare to the healhcare system in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the negative aspects of medicine in the US and in Nigeria?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a child fell from a 10 ft. celing and was broght to the ER with no outside abrasions or lacerations, and seemed fine mentally what is the first thing that you as a physician would do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about this painting? (Turns out his son gave it to him as a gift.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"all conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"When one interviewer saw that I was a political science major, he started asking me about health care policy, and if I thought it should be a privilege or a right." More from this Member | Report Response

"standard stuff; why md? what field do you want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the one criticism that makes you most sensitive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly just standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"Being the oldest in your generation, do you feel pressure to succeed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest life experience you have had to deal with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing very interesting...just ordinary questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"it was all pretty conversational- nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Any interesting questions I had were directly related to the material in my file - I felt like my interviewers were genuinely interested in me and not in asking me really tough, what-if questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a reapplicant what have you done in order to improve your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one place you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. All questions were either standard or badgering." More from this Member | Report Response

"How come you didn't apply to Baylor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since hockey is a rough sport, how does it prepare you for being a calm, compassionate physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a happy time in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine? (standard questions...nothing special)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Sorry, don't remember" More from this Member | Report Response

"What characteristics drew me to UTMB" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you worked out the net present value of going into medicine over the potential future earnings in Finance? (I have a degree in finance)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any doctors from your hometown?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't get any non-standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Since you are interested in microbiology research, what do you think about our new BSL-4?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the role of a physician in the 21st century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard interview questions. Nothing too interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the unhappiest time in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me? Not just about the school, you can ask me anything. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How do you think you will handle the debt that you will incur during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When does the U.S. medical system spend the greatest amount of money during an average person's lifespan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(In the future)...A couple asks you to use gene therapy to change the IQ and eye color of their unborn baby. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you thing you are ready to commit to the difficulties of a medical school Curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with people that you can't stand? (Several questions leading up to this one.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do I think about telemedicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you started med school and discovered that it wasn't intellectually challenging afterall?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a student in your group. I'm difficult to get along with and none of the students like me. They approach you to try to rectify the stituation. What would you do? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something very unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking back on your whole life, what is your most significant accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my family background and the community I grew up in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name an experience from the Er that made you want to become a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you shoot this scene (interview) if you were filming a movie? (I was a film major)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you have will help you become a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you realize that medical school is expensive? *later* How do you plan to pay for medical school? *again* Have you you considered the cost of medical school? (I guess medical school is expensive?!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a reapplicant, what have you done since your last application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why does [my school] have a >90% acceptance rate to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"my thoughts about correctional medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of books do I enjoy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really interesting---just talked about myself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How was I going to balance school & being married? How much would I be willing to sacrifice to go to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a lady and a guy interview and the interview w/ the guy was so much more interesting. he asked, "who is your role model?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"You study politics. What are some challenges posed by capitalism on medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your little sister want to be a doctor, too?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy teaching yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time where you had to deal with a very difficult person and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response

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Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

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7.60 5

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

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5.40 5

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

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

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7.20 5

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

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5.00 5

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"The half day schedule!" | Report Response

"Curriculum, classes are half days with free time to study." | Report Response

"Our curriculum. We have a systems based curriculum with PBL. A very good way to intergrate and apply knowledge." | Report Response

"Excellent board prep and extremely lenient class schedules." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"amt time off to study for step 1" | Report Response

"PBL can take up quite a bit of outside study time, and can cover some concepts that won't be taught anywhere is the curriculum but end up on the exam." | Report Response

"Does not seem to have a great academic reputation nationally. Some departments are still recovering from the hurricane." | Report Response

"Administrations." | Report Response

"The PBL curriculum is tedious at times." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I love UTMB!The students are very relaxed and welcoming. It is far from a cut throat environment and the half day schedule allows you to do what works best for you, concerning study habits." | Report Response

"Overall I'm very happy with my education. I feel like I am prepared for residency." | Report Response

"Great location and fabulous board prep, great schedule, which works best with a self-motivated personality." | Report Response

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