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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Individual Feedback 5 195 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 151
Negatively 20
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.07 190

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.75 134

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
6.96 116

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 2
20 minutes 1
25 minutes 11
30 minutes 83
35 minutes 23
40 minutes 24
45 minutes 22
50 minutes 8
55 minutes 1
60+ minutes 19

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 189
At a regional location 1
At another location 1

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 190
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 122
Closed file 64

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
1.99 189

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

"What are my top 5 careers that I would consider and 5 I won't consider" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"A crap ton of questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe the hardest time in your life" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences influenced your intellectual pursuits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician, rather than an alternative career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you familiar with any current events pertaining to the healthcare system? Please elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between cheating in medical school and cheating on income taxes?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When has someone misjudged you, and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not MD/PHD instead of just MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you be paying for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something positive you saw in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your non healthcare related activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"How passionate are you about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine are you interested in at this point? (both of my interviewers asked this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you take away from your clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are your best friend's best and worst qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"So you like doing (A) and (B) in your spare time. why aren't you going into a career in either (A) or (B)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(After talking about my family's heart health history) Do you think you are doing much to avoid being another victim of heart disease (i.e. working out, staying active)? What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Second Interviewer was open file and asked me about my interest in cardiology (from personal statement)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you read medical journals?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is the difference between a physician and a nurse" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer asked me direct questions from my personal essay and application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some activities you participate in outside the classroom? Do you have any interest in conducting research" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What makes you unique/Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to fund your medical education? How do you think the future of healthcare will affect your pursuit of a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a diverse background- why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"the usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to know from me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide that you wanted to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about TAMS (my high school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst experience you ever had with another person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your weakness? And what have you done to improve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What clinical experiences have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do i look for in a medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who were your role models growing up?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What course would you re-take? What course would you take that you've never taken? What is wrong with US health care? What are the pros/cons of physician-pharm company interactions? Pros-cons of phy/insurance interactions? What would be difficult to deal with as a doctor? Have you shadowed a doctor or volunteered in a clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does fMRI work" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your clinical experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research as if you were explaining it to your grandmother" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a patient that you really dislike and object to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What advice has your brother given? (he's an MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"stuff from my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to finance your medical school education? (both interviews)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience do you have working/learning in a team/group environment? (Also asked by both interviewers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you made a mistake, would you tell someone about it? Would you ever let someone else take the blame for your mistake?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was medicine something I always wanted to do, or a decision I made recently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other career options have you considered besides medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty could you see yourself going into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance being a doctor and having a family/personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about how you would finance medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose that major? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years? (She asked this with a chuckle)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How about this scenario: you're a pediatric oncologist and you have to treat patients when you know half of them will die no matter what?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where are you from?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do your brothers and sister do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any leadership roles?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point in time did you know you wanted to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would fit with our program?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst thing and the best thing about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What problems do you anticipate with attending medical school and balancing it with your family life." More from this Member | Report Response

"List some ethical issues in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research are you involved in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you werent accepted to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you finance your medical school career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you get on your MCATs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance married life/family and your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax? What would you not give up under the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you the type of person that easily took tests or did you have to study? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are you going to do if you do not get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question involving patients who do not want treatment and how to treat them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that will strengthen you as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get into med school what will you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for your education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you study any specific human diseases in biochemistry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do? (Tell me about yourself)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you think of UTMB?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know how stressful it is to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem in health care today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to talk about just about anything in your ap. Like I mentioned, they asked about my poem - no other school did that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Could you see yourself attending UTMB?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Questions on some of the basic science behind my research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why don't you want to be a "______", like your dad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength/opportunity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle the stress and workload in med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe your research experience and what the results signify." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you see yourself as a leader in group problem solving sessions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any specializations in mind?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"did you parents push you to do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the future of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is you greatest strength, and how does it apply to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for your medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why not go into another medical field besides being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"tell me about the intramural sports you played" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about an issue in health care that you are especially concerned with. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see medicine headed in the next ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a terminal, incapacitated patient asked you to help him/her end his/her life?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Where do I see myself 15 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why dont you have any research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is a situation in which you have been misunderstood?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate institution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see your professional career ten years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you won't change careers again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can I reiterate the Cost question?!" More from this Member | Report Response

"As your advocate for the admissions committee, what would you like me to tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you were misunderstood or mistreated." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you go to XYZ University? What medical schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance school & what's important to you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Does MIT have that many pre-meds?? (yes! we do!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance medicine with your outside interests?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

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

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

"Talk about your experience working with groups" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your back-up plan if you cannot get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get into your research? (My research was in chemistry, but I majored in microbio, so I guess she was wondering why it was outside of what I studied)" More from this Member | Report Response

"When has someone misjudged you and how did you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain how you developed the mindset of serving others" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you display good judgment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get accepted this cycle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something negative you saw in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What's the last movie you saw? What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had to remember you by one thing from this interview, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the UTMB interview day so far." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me when your interest in medicine first began." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"2nd interview was very rapid-fire, "grilling": Why medicine? Why not law, business, engineering, finance? Do you think intelligent people are going into medicine today? After mentioning my dad's job- how does oil and that industry affect healthcare? Do you drink? What are your views on drinking and smoking? You have this: MCAT, research paper, read these journals, write an article, and present on a topic. You have two days. How do you prepare? Would you be able to do it without sleep? Would you speed to make a presentation that takes 30 minutes to get to if you woke up late and only had 20 minutes? What stresses you? How do I break you down?... Very demanding interview but very interesting/exciting haha" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your strengths? What is a weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been your happiest and saddest moments?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about family background." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about a challenge you faced and handled without the help of your parents or guardian." More from this Member | Report Response

""Why a doctor? Why not medical research?" "What does your family think of your becoming a doctor?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your top three schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current health-care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you faced during your undergraduate years? What kind of experience do you have with working in teams? How would you deal with a situation in which there was a person on your team who was uncooperative? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should I recommend you over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you're ready for the rigors of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"What areas of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think it will be hard to maintain family life if you have a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will you be able to handle the rigors of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"do you have any idea what you want to specialize in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a physician, you will often times have 14 hour shifts in the hospital. How will you compensate your family, especially children, as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me ? ''That was the first question my interviewer asked as soon as i got into his office''. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From your experience with patients, what deters you from practicing medicine and another experience that draws you to medicine? Tell me about your research? Tell me about your family. Should a physician be friends with his patients? What would you do if a parent didn't want a child to receive a necessary medical procedure? Should vaccinations be mandated for people who do not want them? Should the US have a more socialized health care system? What specialty do you want to go into? What is a medical breakthrough that you see on the horizon? How would you handle a patient you know you can not cure? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to go back to india, when so many others are struggling to leave" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel being a doctor will influence your future family plans?" More from this Member | Report Response

"which specialty do you think you want to purse" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Typical strength/weakness stuff, think about 10 years from now, what if med school doesn't work out, etc... " More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your psychology major help you in medical school? (one interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the best and worst times in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do I see myself in the next 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from this specific extracurricular activity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you cook?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you handle your personal/family/relationship life with being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some experiences where you have shown teamwork." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you picture yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about UTMB do you like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the hardest thing about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your job as a teacher influenced your decision to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you decide to apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of things should the nation do to improve healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Have you been to Galveston before and do you know a lot about the island?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Asked about specifics in my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you arrived at this point in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What diseases are caused by genetics mutation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why would you be the best among the other applying candidates?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"How do you want to translate your expertise with bench research to the clinical end?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like birds? (One of the interviewers was into bird watching)- I answered no. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your interest in ophthalmology come about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on paying for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about how doctors can help prevent problems instead of repairing stuff after it has already happened." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has your work experience taught you about patient-doctor and doctor-other healthcare professional relationships?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you prepare for a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You will receive a lot of criticism, both constructive and not. (Option to answer or not respond on that one.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has your philosophy major affected your decision to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think about Health Care Policy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you adjust to the intensity of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into primary care or OB/GYN when you know about all of the problems with insurance and malpractice that doctors in those fields are facing right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What influenced you to want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When it comes to the time when they ask if you have questions for them, be sure to ask about PBL classes etc. Chances are they've worked with students in those courses and can fill you in on how to succeed in those classes or if they are even right for you and the way you study. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What has impressed you about hour school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What part of med school do you think will be the most challenging/overwhelming for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who influenced you to want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty do you want to get into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialties are you considering? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why did you choose the undergraduate university that you currently attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you take/give criticism?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your research experience fit into your medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how can you be sure that you will be ready to handle the rigor of med school classes/" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on handling the stress" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What do you see yourself doing in 5 yrs? 10 yrs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is anyone else in your family a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the similarities between these two religions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if you never got into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What qualities do you look for in a physician? Do you have these qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If I knew why I was not accepted the first time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this particular part of your application (he named something specific)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your priorities in choosing a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

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

"Why didn't you take X or Y class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you think you will manage medical school with a family? How does your husband feel about your career choice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What is your oppinion about terminally ill patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself & why I would want you for my doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was THE deciding factor leading you to medicine? (I answered this by saying it was a multitude of things -- but the interviewer kept repeating the question and asking me to give a specific point and time...weird)" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you know about problem based learning curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"What not related to academics are you currently interested in" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences prepared you to work with a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"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

What was the most difficult question?

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

"A time someone misjudged you and how you responded" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"List your top 5 careers and bottom 5 careers. Tell me why you don't want to be each one." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you prevent burnout during school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What if I told you that you're not ready to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why do you think you will be able to handle our curriculum? Give an example." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe 5 careers you would do if you didn't pursue medicine, 5 that you would never do, and why" 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

"Second interviewer, I was asked about the ethics behind organ transplants and what type of ethics and role you as the doctor take behind organ transplants." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a driving force (event or person) that motivated you to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a professional to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you will not like about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you going into medicine because of the prestige? (Said no and gave my reason, but interviewer mentioned that it will still happen, wasn't sure how to interpret his response/if he liked my answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is your philosophy? (Note: I asked if he meant my philosophy on life or on something in particular, he said "no, your philosophy," then lectured me for not having a proper philosophy....oh well)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"biggest weakness? Name a situation when something really bad happened to you and you turned it around." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor? You can still help people..... as a nurse or EMT or another healthcare personel." More from this Member | Report Response

""How do you see your career unfold in your mind?" "How do you see yourself interacting with your patients?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (shouldn't have been bad, but first q, first interview ever, a little hard to hit the ground running)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were living in he dorms and a fellow resident was under the influence of drug prior to going on a date, would you do anything? If so what course of action would you take?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right or priviledge" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview grilled me on the question "why medicine." I've prepared a good list of reasons, yet she kept on making comments like "You could've be a nurse to care for others," "You can get a PHD and teach" while I was trying to emphasis the "combination" of all these things. She also spent at least 5 min telling me not to get pregnant until after residency (I'm married). Over all, she was very intimidating and it wasn't a pleasant experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you don't get in this cycle, then what do you think the reason would be? And what would you do in this case?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"#3" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewer described a scenario in which a patient was surely dying and asked you (the doctor) if there is any hope. How would you handle the situation? My response was followed by the interviewer going on a very long tangent about hope and post-death things. Tons of weird religious undertones, kind of uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should you be accepted to UTMB over other applicants?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the last situation where you had to use teamwork." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you couldn’t practice medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you agree with the way House (from the t.v. show) handles patients and teaches the residents? Why or why not?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do should you not get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why a doctor and not a scientist" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the doctors during Katrina stayed behind to care for his patients and was forced to split them into 3 groups based on their probability to survive the aftermath. As the supplies ran low, he asked the patients who he thought would not survive for their consent to be euthenized. He then euthenized them. If you were a juror would you find him guilty or not guilty? If you were the doctor would you do the same?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you work in a biochemistry lab doing research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how does an fMRI work? what do you regret most in your life? should a physician with HIV have to disclose to his patients that he has the virus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given the school's curriculum and style, are you a good fit for this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation when you took on a leadership role. (actually not that difficult, but there was nothing difficult really)" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as most interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you discriminate against persons that make too frequent doctor if you were a health insurance provider?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your age play into your time here at our medical school? (I'm a bit younger than well.. just about everyone!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"above." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see yourself handling a patient who comes to you wanting an abortion? (she knew I was a Christian because of my involvement in Younglife)" More from this Member | Report Response

"A role-play scenario of a group member who was being difficult and not holding his own in the group." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really, more conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What is the most significant situation you have been involved with in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There really weren't any." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you have all of these interests that have nothing to do with medicine... why are you even going into this field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Feelings about the cervical cancer vaccine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Compared to your peers, how competitive are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None really...one ethical question that was difficult simply because you would not know the appropriate answer (not right/wrong answer) until you were put under that situation." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all basic interview type questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing specifically - just trying to graciously handle my second interviewer's bitter and blatant attempts to deter me from medical school, which isn't really hard if you have thick skin. I think I pulled it off. He stopped being mean and walked me to my next stop." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the problems that you might face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't really bombarded with questions... we talked about the hurricanes. It was extremely conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What do you think will be the hardest thing about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you considered the logistics of overseas medical relief work?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" I was asked this by each interviewer. I think they just want to ask a question from their sheet to help start our conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does becoming a doctor affect your future family plans? (I feel this is an inappropriate question, but I answered it.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too bad." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a situation in which you felt you were incorrectly judged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are there good physicians and bad physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about abortion? What would you do if you were an OB/GYN who was asked to do an abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"same as the most interesting question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about a physician's life? (This one seemed difficult because the interviewer didn't seem satisfied with my answers, and kept repeating the question, emphasizing life." More from this Member | Report Response

"real laidback nothing really all that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you deal with a classmate who just won't cooperate with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't end up becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers kept asking me if I had any questions for them, even after I asked all my questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was drilled on ethics for almost 50 minutes by my first interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what is the difference between psychologically ill patients who have become physiologically sick and those who are sick from the start?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what can you tell me about the US healthcare system today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same - I'm not an art enthusiast by any means. Also, do you have any weird personality traits? So random and out of the blue that it was hard to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"all conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"same" More from this Member | Report Response

"i was asking about the phd's research, so we started talking about euthanasia & suicide (he was into psychiatry)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your mom feel about the fact that you did not want to be a lawyer like her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and not nursing, etc? This really isn't difficult but she really kept pushing the issue as if my answer wasn't good enough." More from this Member | Report Response

"In short, if you were treating a child whose diagnosis included revealed some degree of infidelity on the mother's behalf, what would you tell the father?" More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above only because after I answered the interviewer said, "you haven't had a very hard life have you?" It was pretty funny, but I haven't had any murders happen next door or anything." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"To remember the lines to a poem I wrote that was published in my college literary magazine my sophomore year. I didn't remember - they were both disappointed." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you a better candidate compared to other interviewees?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose a university where you knew you would not be challenged?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really mean it when you say you want to become a primary care physician or are you being dishonest? Of course I reported this interviewer to the responsible people and I got a second interviewer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an interpersonal conflict you have encountered and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who will pay for socialized medicine? What if someone works hard and another person doesn't, why should the person who works hard have to pay for the other person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really difficult at all. I guess the question I was least prepared for was "how do you plan to balance family life with medical school." I should have seen that one coming, though." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Questions were very simple; no ethics or current event questions Now that I think about it, he may have asked what I thought was the biggest problem with medicine today. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I plan to have a family, conduct research, and practice medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (no difficult questions at all)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your plans for a family and how would you balance a family with your career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the current healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing that difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you think you will get bored with family practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was your greatest disappointment, and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the current state of healthcare today; whose fault is it; and who is going to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not go into another medical field besides being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your husband know what he is getting into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Don't you think you are a little OLD to apply to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were very difficult." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you did not get in to medical school this year. What would you do if you never got in to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses? What other academic areas are you interested in besides medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if medicine is just as disappointing as your current job?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you like to get paid as a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are many areas of the country that are medically underserved. How do we go about fixing this problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none that i can recall" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Where does UTMB rank in your list of preferences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult...I suppose there was this wacko question "when choosing your priorities in life, what values/beliefs do you base your decisions on?" or something like that. he seemed dissatisfied w/my answer (or maybe i was zoning out.) " More from this Member | Report Response

"What might be a potential hurdle that would prevent you from obtaining a MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do we fix the public school system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe my professional career ten years from now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me three positive and negative traits words as your friends would describe you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you take anatomy or biochem? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the interview was very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor if your parents divorced because of your father's work as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none, just conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"As your advocate for the admissions committee, what would you like me to tell them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a specific point in time when your entire view of the world was changed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why i want to do pediatrics and not family practice. The interviewer was really annoying and kept pressuring me to elaborate." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"what do i do for fun intelectually" More from this Member | Report Response

"No real hard questions. Everything was chatty & get-to-know-you stuff. How much would I be willing to sacrifice to go to school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you foresee in your future practice of medicine? What do you see yourself doing 20 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a partner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you failed at something." More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student doc questions, practicing with family" More from this Member | Report Response

"pre-med years podcast, asking med students, one mock interview, read over app" More from this Member | Report Response

"Previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, interview book, advice from friends who attend the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions with friends of family. Looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over application and my own interview notes a couple of nights before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read through my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"read over my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some light online reading on how to interview and about med school specifically." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sdn interview feedback, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions and research." More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, mock interviews, and practice questions online." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read about the school on their website, SDN, 1 mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN. Reviewed current events and health care reform online. Reviewed my application. Information from student ambassadors on interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practice questions from the internet, read about the school. Practice questions helped a lot" More from this Member | Report Response

"school background, UTMB motto, UTMB future goals, talk to older students." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review current health policy, chat with family members, look over AMCAS, breathe" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Doctor, reading over all my material that i submitted in my medical school app, reading up on healthcare policies and reading UTMB website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, other med school interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview feedback, UTMB website, healthcare reform, was my 5th interview so there was nothing too different" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school's website and curriculum. Stayed with a student host who told me a lot about his experiences at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN and the school's website. Looked at health care reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at questions on SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched PBL format, UTMB website, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"health care stuff online" More from this Member | Report Response

"Only read some brief material on wikipedia concerning UTMB and health care reform." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, talked to 1st year medschool students, internet " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, read my personal statement and TMDSAS app." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my second interview so I didn't do much to prepare for it besides browsing through the school website, which was useless since one of the link to an informational page wasn't working, and I couldn't get the downloadable video file to play on my computer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Practiced answering questions given to me from my school's health professions office and from SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reading a book on healthcare reform, articles on healthcare, read up on UTMB's general info and curriculum, reviewed my application/PS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application a couple of times, read SDN, kinda wrote down basic traits I would like them to know about me, and kinda a list of my favorite books and movies. and rested " More from this Member | Report Response

"Prepare standard questions. Talk to med students there." More from this Member | Report Response

"website, interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"re-read application, went over potential questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked at possible questions, researched the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Learned all of the details of how the school was run. Learned the curriculum and pace of learning. Learned all of the current news of the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really do anything special" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, stayed with a friend who is a first year, spoke with faculty beforehand" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reading topics in healthcare, " More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my application, looked at practice questions, visited school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, good night sleep, relaxed, played a board game with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read medical ethics and policy articles, read Health section of NYTimes, re-read my statements, read UTMB website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, GRAD interview questions, read PS and reserach stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"read app, talk to med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read sdn, read healthcare materials, and read my resume." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not. " More from this Member | Report Response

"used experience from utsouthwestern interview, which i prepared for using sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed" More from this Member | Report Response

"other interviews, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read ethics, healthcare issue books, prepared for possible interview questions, way over prepared (that doesn't mean you shouldn't. there's nothing wrong in being too prepared, because it can come in handy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read some of a healthcare book, followed the guidelines in a medical interview book, and did a mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't - tried to look at the website, which wasn't very helpful. Did attend the night-before social. " More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, thinking over my opinions and stances on hot topic issues, reading my personal statement, talking to my dad and other doctors" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, good night's sleep, talk to friend who is MS2" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, TMDAS, mock-interviewing" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN feedback, read my app" More from this Member | Report Response

"student doc & school website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; School's website; Various websites with interview advice" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn feedback, school website, my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read my application, read current articles about medicine, read up on UTMB" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN; mock interviews; classes in Medical Ethics, Health Policy, & Health Disparities; re-read my personal statement; read about the school on their website; work as an interviewer for my own university's undergraduate admissions office" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, Understanding Health Policy, Health Care Meltdown, UWash Bioethics, current events, reviewed my ps, revieweed my pubs, read about school" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Reread application, talked to med students the night before and that morning" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UTMB website, reviewed application" More from this Member | Report Response

"website, sdn" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Online web page, SDN, talked to friends" More from this Member | Report Response

"read sdn feedback, utmb site, my app" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Student Doctor, review school website, review my application, prepare a resume for the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I used the internet to look up several different things about the school. I also emailed a student at UTMB that went to the same undergrad. school that I go to." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through some sample interview questions and thought of answers, browsed this site and the school website." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback and reread my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB website, SDN, read over applications, practice questions, social policy/ethics books" More from this Member | Report Response

"this cite, read my thesis and application, practiced questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed this website and the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, read over my application, and looked over the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read over my app, SDN, momMD.com, Ask.com for health issues, The Insider's Guide to Medical School Admissions" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, read my app, read up on ethical questions, current events, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is my second time applying so the process is old hat. I just relaxed the day before and got a good night's sleep. I knew my application and why I wrote what I wrote in my personal essay." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"SDN, wrote some common questions and practiced their answers, read up on PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"3 previous interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reviewed application/resume" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn " More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my personal statement, looked up information about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, MSAR, practiced with my wife. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over SDN, my personal statement, prepared answers to questions about ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"went over SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read website, personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, Application and practiced answers to common questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, read over my appl" More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application, health policy issues, ethical issues, basic questions, SDN." More from this Member | Report Response

"I have a list of interview questions that I went over to see if I could come up with good answers on the spot" More from this Member | Report Response

"reading this website, brushing up on current events!, reading over my apps" More from this Member | Report Response

"google, sdn feedback, talking to current students (best resource)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Didn't do much. Read the SDN website and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"read my application over, read about the school, talked to students, made up answers to probable questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"School web page and friend in PA school at UTMB" More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, looked over utmb website." More from this Member | Report Response

"I visited the school after my interview in Houston and had a chance to talk to lots of students, to hang out locally, and to tour the school, gross lab, etc. That prepared me pretty well." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read on here and on the UTMB website. Talked to other people who had previously interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"read SND interview feedback, read my application, reviewed my research, practiced answering questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, advice from friends who had already been interviewed, practice answering possible interview questions" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Mock interview, talked to students at night before social." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application and this site. " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read my app, read the news " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the UTMB website and course catalog, this site, and talked to people who had interviewed there before." More from this Member | Report Response

"interview feedback, looked over application" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read old interview questions. Re-read my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't know about this site, I just anticipated questions, researched the school and typed out some responses to questions I knew they'd ask" More from this Member | Report Response

"sleep, this website, mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"didn't. It was my sixth one, so I figured I knew the drill. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, read school website and this website" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interview feedback." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"read SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read this website, wrote out my ideas, practiced interviewing with friends." More from this Member | Report Response

"researched UTMB website, asked current students what to expect" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UTMB website FAQ section, Mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview feedback, wrote answers to hypothetical questions, read UTMB website and did virtual campus tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the website, my application, studentdoctor.net" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Looked over my application and personal statement, read school viewbook, read feedback on SDN, read website, got plenty of sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't really." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, a friend from texas, www.utmb.edu " More from this Member | Report Response

"Just read about UTMB, SDN, and went over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched questions at this site and others, and formulated my answers without rehearsing a word-for-word answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the UTMB website and reviewed my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed with a medical student the night before and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usial stuff I read their website consulted the MSAR. Read all of the reports on this site and got a good night sleep the night before." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. StudentDr.Net feedbacks 2. Knew application, my own CV 3. Thought about likely questions 4. School website - Know about the new PBL-style curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interviews, talked to current med students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Smile. Interviews are always a mixed bag. Sometimes you get the friendly ones, sometimes the grillers. Completely random." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school's website, personal statement, my research publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed, talked with current students, read over my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response

"web site, talked to students" More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed, SDN" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The usual" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked with students at UTMB and alumni from my college (TX A&M) who are attending school at UTMB." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over application, went to the night before dinner/meeting at the school, read about the school, talked to doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"this site, talking to alumni" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read comments on this site, read my application and essay, mock interview w/ my pre-med advisor (and he gave me a book on how to prepare for the interview --- it helped a lot!), talked to med students (my friend goes to UTMB and she took me to one of her classes), prayed, and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed and went to Moody gardens the night before. " More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my application and checked out the feed back on this site" More from this Member | Report Response

"read my personal statement,studentdoctor.net, thought about my experiences and talked to physicians/med students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nada." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application" More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, my app, and slept" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Read interview feedback, looked at web site, read material sent, practiced answering questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"read about UTMB's curriculum, read SDN's feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing much. Just read over my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked up health care issues on the web" More from this Member | Report Response

"Researched the school.....not good!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my application, read interviewfeedback.com, UTMB's website" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The second interviewer was really conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"emphasis placed on students' well-being" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxed atmosphere and that all of the students seemed genuinely happy to be at this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere is very non-competitive. Everyone seems to genuinely want to help each other. Interview was very relaxed and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"the historic culture of Galveston, the campus (size and buildings and the history), the students' high scores and their curriculum, the students' calm demeanor, cheap tuition, distinction tracks, med school fraternities, student organizations, location (1-1.5 hours from home)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Supportive environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and programs in place were all exceptional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Research opportunities and friendliness of everyone" More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly calm and relaxed everyone is. The environment is incredible. Everyone is so friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"large campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"Atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"How welcoming the student body was and the new medical buildings going to be used for rotations." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is near the beach! You can do rotations at the prison hospital on campus - I did not know this coming in. You can do third year rotations in Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy everyone was, the curriculum is nice, the testing is board style, its pass/fail, and you can have a life and be successful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The campus. The curriculum (basically one class every 8 weeks for the first year and a half-day schedule). The extracurricular activities available. How relaxed the students were. The city (small town feel in close proximity to a big city). The beach." More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the students are. They have time for their life outside of medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, how much the students were relaxed and loved the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Problem-based learning! It is the future of medicine. Any school that makes their students sit in a classroom for 7 hours a day is doing a great disservice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum. Students seem to have a lot of free time to go home or engage in community activities. USMLE scores are the second highest in Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"How incredibly NICE everyone was" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were very nice, very relaxed. One was also very complimentary. No questions I felt unprepared to answer." More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid-back students, camaraderie between students, caring faculty and great support system, more time to prepare for Step 1 and with more free preparation, high board scores, huge alumni base, I loved the global health track option. Campus hardly looked touched by Ike." More from this Member | Report Response

"Half day schedule. Students seemed very relaxed and laid back. Students were happy to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was great! Learned a lot about the school. The schedule was pretty good and allowed for a lot of free time and study time." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus tour and students" More from this Member | Report Response

"PBLs, good USMLE I avg (234), research oppurtunities are great,seems like UTMB is back after IKE." More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students and faculty at the reception seemed very friendly and excited about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much they worked to make the entire day a positive one." More from this Member | Report Response

"Wonderful atmosphere, great curriculum, schedule, community-like campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are genuinely very friendly including the students and faculty. The speed at which they have renovated most of the campus following the hurricane." More from this Member | Report Response

"It's quite laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Board score; Everyone I encountered there was very nice and friendly (not just people in the med school); Good curriculum, integrated, 8am-12pm. Also, they served awesome food during the interview. :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, opportunity for international electives, laid-back atmosphere, and class schedule." More from this Member | Report Response

"Above all, the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The students and faculty are all so nice and encouraging. Also, the style of learning and the curriculum in general seems to provide students with an excellent medical education, which is is reflected in their high board scores. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the location- small town near a big city by the beach (for me that's the best of all worlds), I liked the schedule and curriculum and the USMLE scores, the students seem laid back and happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very chill interview. Students are happy there. Seems like a great environment. 1st interviewer just asked standard questions. 2nd interviewer talked about UTMB and his life, and I mostly just asked him questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone is extremely friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Student/faculty attitudes - everyone really nice & really happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty and staff very positive. Seemed supportive and accessible to students. Even with the hurricane, they had everything organized for their current UTMB students as well as for those interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was so laid back and so nice. Everyone was friendly and having a good time. Everyone was just cool. Great board scores. My student host was chill and good to me. The student body is very close and have a lot of activities together." More from this Member | Report Response

"PBL, the clinic run by med students, community involvement, lack of competition, wonderfully nice students, BL-4 lab, awesome USMLE scores and pass rate, computerized mannequins." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid-back and friendly school, fantastic curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The calm atmosphere and willingness to help others." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The integrated cirriculm and the USMLE passing rate of the students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was nice and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"the laid-back atmosphere and the happy students. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How happy everyone was to be there. We walked into an M1 lecture and everyone seemed to be in a good mood. I also really like the computerized mannequins they have to learn on and their high board scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiastic faculty, weather (I know everyone else says it's hot, but the time I was there the weather was perfect), problem based learning strategy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Collegiality of students and faculty, over-all air of support and fostering growth, curriculum and facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school and their curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed atmosphere, students actually had a life outside of medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is clinically based, they have higher board scores than any other public medical school in Texas, they have many opportunities to develop you clinical skills, and the students are very nice and willing to answer your questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wonderfully happy people, the friendly environment, laid back attitude that looks like it would lead to a more stress free medical education and lots of programs to join. " More from this Member | Report Response

"tour guide LOVED the school, student panel had many people with kids and spouses and had time to balance that with school life" More from this Member | Report Response

"High step1 scores and PBL sessions plus all the ''free'' time in the afternoon" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't expecting much from UTMB, but I was very impressed. Galveston really wasn't that bad. It's obviously not a big city so you shouldn't expect that." More from this Member | Report Response

"board scores of course, highest in tx, way above national average. authority on infectious diseases" More from this Member | Report Response

"The noncompetitive atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"They hammered into me that their board scores are the best in Texas and PBL (problem-based learning) is the best thing since sliced bread to them. Also, a lot of prep for USMLE is very helpful. Also a completely student-run clinic that you can help with immediately so you have contact with patients within the first WEEK! Yep. Lots of nifty, ''exclusive to Galveston'' research facilities compared to other Texas schools like a BSL4 lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"A lot! Great students, very nice, lots of times for away rotations, PBL & organ systems based curriculum (they don't even go full days!), they have a brand new Global Health track " More from this Member | Report Response

"how happy the students are, super high board scores, residency matches, problem based learning and curriculum structure, pretty campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The positive attitude and diversity of the students. The problem-based curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was really a super positive compared to the other med schools in Texas, but I did like the IMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were friendly, the facilities were nice, but a little bit old." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab was awesome. Also, everyone seems so relaxed...like medical school is easy :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Warm and friendly environment" More from this Member | Report Response

"The focus on student life, the simulated OR, and early patient contact in first year." More from this Member | Report Response

"The numerous hospitals, the PBL curriculum " More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the anatomy lab and their curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere and the USMLE preparation" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly and kept pushing the idea that UTMB was a great, balanced environment for med school... The second interviewer was really nice, informative, and encouraging..." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer. Possibly the best interviewer I've had, I could really, really relate with this man. Excellent person." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum, the students, the SimMan, UTMB's above national average passing USMLE Step 1 rate, the number of facilities it has, the anatomy lab, the Galveston National Laboratory in construction." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were all very open, the gross anatomy lab is nice, and the aerospace program seemed interesting. The second interviewer was friendly and laid-back." More from this Member | Report Response

"International opportunities, how CHARMING the facilities and town are!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The aerospace program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Beautiful lab at the top of a gorgeous, old building with huge windows. Great volunteer opportunities at St. Vincent's. My interviewer walked me to my next interview! Galveston is very beautiful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Board Scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their board scores are amazing! They're all very nice and enthusiastic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Their PBL curriculum is flexible and gives you real life examples of what you learn in lecture. The board scores were v. good for the past year, the new grant they got will build some awesome new facilities ready in 08, the students and faculty were really happy to be there, v. good place for med students with families or kids! Their international program is also excellent!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The quality of the gross anatomy laboratory." More from this Member | Report Response

"The medical students were very honest and real." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was laid back; people were nice; half day of class with only one course at a time; USMLE pass rate is 99%" More from this Member | Report Response

"the other interviewees were nice, everyone was relaxed, the presenters had a sense of humor" More from this Member | Report Response

"the faculty seemed to really care, the students were very friendly, great facilities, very up and coming" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and amount of freedom that the program allowed for students to learn" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their board score rates are quite good (99% pass; average is around 226)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum - I like the emphasis on problem based learning combined with lecture" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school pays actors who serve as Standard Students. The Practice of Medicine course and the Problem-based learning are impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were really friendly. Stimulation center is a plus. Love being in a campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The price UTMB is one of the cheaper schools in TX and it doesn't skimp on education. Apparently the cost of living in Galveston is cheap, cheaper than Houston at least." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum, Big Red, the people " More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly folks, the way they presented their curriculum, their use of standardized patients, the history (they even have a 100 year old building with huge heave doors; it was only one of 3 buildings to withstand the hurricane of 1900)." More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, faculty, administration were all super nice and very helpful. All the students that saw you out on the campus smiled and said hi. The curriculum. PBL." More from this Member | Report Response

"board scores, curriculum(they have smaller amount of time in class for free time/self study)" More from this Member | Report Response

"PBL (problem based learning), intergrated cirriculum. saw alot of kids from my school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of staff & students, the amount of research work being done at the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great diversity program. They have like 33% URMs. (and no, I'm not URM) Great facilities. The anatomy lab is the best I have seen. It has natural lighting and is actually very inviting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The integrated curriculum, the sense of community among the students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"the whole visit was very laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were nice, the facilities seemed pretty good too." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were amazing and the laid back atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"curriculum focuses on clinical skills early on, standardized patients, friendly students/staff/faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The opportunities to travel or do research during summers, how kind and relaxed everyone was, half-days of class, problem-based learning, Standardized patients." More from this Member | Report Response

"friendliness of students/staff" More from this Member | Report Response

"The easy atmosphere of life in Galveston. I used to live there when I was a kid, but I never appreciated it as much. The school aslo fit this easy-going atmosphere very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"school is very nice, near the beach; utmb does a lot for the prison population" More from this Member | Report Response

"The integrated curriculum: it really makes you think clinically & preps you for the USMLE. The students and faculty were laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"PBL curriculum, friendliness of the students. It is a very pretty campus. Also, the lunch here is the best." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the students are scoring above average on the USMLE Step 1 even though they are in class significantly less than students at other schools. I like free time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, warmth, how friendly the students were, how inexpensive housing is, and all the new research buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very friendly people. Very relaxed atmosphere. Class 8-12 only. One subject at a time. Community service and travel abroad opportunities. Able to earn fourth year credit during first summer so that you may graduate early from medical school. Problem based learning seems cool." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum - they really tailor things to make the best doctors possible while meeting the needs of the students. It's really easy to go abroad your first summer. The students were really into what they were doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendly and positive attitude of the faculty and students. It really seemed that they were trying to recruit more than judge." More from this Member | Report Response

"learning facilities, nice campus, students " More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the old, historical town and that the school is on an island. I liked how the classes are scheduled only in the morning and the problem-based learning." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very friendly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved to hear about organ-based curriculum and problem-based learning. Also liked hearing about Frontera de Salud. The students were also really cool and friendly. They weren't all about advertising the school constantly and being fake which was the impression I got from UT Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have all the facilities you need to become a good physician. They have a new bio-terrorism facility which is second to CDC. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How laid-back everyone was. The island seems like it has a slower lifestyle. Also, the campus is beautiful and the hospitals are really modern. The anatomy lab was neat, though the formaldehyde smell after lunch made me a little nauseous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty laid back and helpful medical students, interesting concept for curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nearly everything. Student and faculty friendliness, innovative curriculum, facilities, 3 free meals, pre-interview social, Galveston, etc., etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back. They sold me on their curriculum. I don't know how my opinion will change after I hear the perspectives of other schools. I think the students here have a lighter workload than at other schools. They claim the curriculum design allows them to learn as much as other schools despite this." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like the campus, its small, the buildings are nice, students are nice. I like that out-of-staters can get in-state tuition (although its not exactly automatic like with Southwestern). I like PBL schools. They have extensive standardized patient program. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB-Galveston has a very friendly atmosphere, and the interviewers seemed to want to get to know me personally as well as judging my potential" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is pretty nice, the school seemed like they were moving forward, the interviewers were very good, the school was very relaxed, and I liked the palm trees on campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students I met seemed really easy to talk to. The curriculum emphasizes patient experience, and there is a board exam review class. One of my interviewers had thoroughly read my application and seemed very interested in the process." More from this Member | Report Response

"The PBL (problem-based learning) cirriculum they have seems to be successful at training their students to learn clinical skills early and well." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the school had amazing research centers and i got the impression that it has more of a national scope than some of the other texas schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"pretty quite town" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students, faculties seemed really new, CURRICULUM" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seem very down to earth. They all seem very happy where they are." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is very unique" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students have strong sense of unity, and are pretty friendly, nice anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students said faculty bends over backwards for medical students. Atmosphere of students and school is very laid back, yet you can tell they are producing competant and compassionate physicians." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is absolutely awesome. I love the structure of the courses and the testing schedules. The separate Clinical Skills laboratory was neat, but kind of intimidating. By the way, lunch was fantastic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seem to really enjoy being at the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus was very nice. UTMB OWNS ITS OWN HOSPITAL so it has a mission to teach, more so than other university affiliated hospitals. Also, there is not a lot of traffic and the campus doesn't have a hustle bustle feel to it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the curriculum, the humanities opportunities, the general laid-back atmoshpere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that they are financially secure(they own their hositals and have tons of government contracts). Their facilities are great. Their out of state tuition is only 21 grand!(My instate tuition(at UVA) is 20 grand!)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The laid back atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer was nice and just an all-around fantastic person. The students were very enthusiastic about UTMB being a good place to go to school. The anatomy lab was incredible." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty are very friendly and open for questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum is innovative and unique. Also, board scores have been very high in recent years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the fact that it was low key and the curiculum seemed to be more real world focused rather than stuffy and traditional. Everything was really relaxed. The new Level 4 virology facility and the upcoming Bio terror research lab sound really cool. The anatomy lab was top notch (really everyone says it it must be true!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff was friendly, interview was laid-back, students really seemed to enjoy going to to school there" More from this Member | Report Response

"nice campus, current MS seemed genuinely happy" More from this Member | Report Response

"They sell the integrated curriculum very well." More from this Member | Report Response

"laidback atmosphere, good facilities, opportunity to do some rotations or a full year in austin (3rd or 4th year) " More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were awsome. They were all really happy being there." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculm- integrated with problem sovling, classes are half day (more time to study and have a life)!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"the relaxed atmosphere of the entire school, the fact that it's on an actual campus, everyone wanted to give you any information they could to help you out" More from this Member | Report Response

"They students and the faculty are very proud of their program and curriculum and they are more than willing to answer any questions you may have about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hmm...anatomy labs, old red, i suppose..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were very personable. Even though the class has 200, they seem to really know everyone really well in their class. This is not a cut-throat school. The students are even known to hand down textbooks to the next class for virtually no cost. Their curriculum is great. The previous poster said that the students didn't really know about the 3rd & 4th year option to spend time in Austin. I believe this is because all the students which lead the tour were beginning 2nd years. They did have a student panel with 2nd to 4th year students, but no one asked them a question about the option to spend time at Breckenridge in Austin. The great thing about the curriculum is that you begin school earlier during your 2nd year. This allows all the students a 6 week time period at the end of their 2nd year to just study for the boards. I believe this is why their pass rate is improving, and I believe it will continue to be high." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview environment was very laid back and stress free. It was my second interview of the season which probably helped, but it was much less stressful than my first experience. I liked the small-community feel of Galveston as well as its history and evident character. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were excellent. The labs and lecture halls are all spacious and well equiped. I liked the atmosphere of the island. Very laid back. The adjacent neighborhood is beautiful (there is also a not-so-nice neighborhood boardering the school too.) The student gym is fantastic. Fraternity housing seemed decent and cheap ($360 a month, all bills paid and food included.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the campus was pretty. They only go to class from 8-12pm to give the students more time to study out of class. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy lab has windows and is fairly nice and modern" More from this Member | Report Response

"I liked the camaraderie among the med students and I liked the school's curriculum" More from this Member | Report Response

"The excellent attitudes, friendly students and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculm! most people were complaining about the self directed learning but i find that i learn better that way. Who really wants to spend all day in class anyway? I prefer having half of the day to study on my own since I am notorious about skipping lectures to begin with." More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum with its PBL component integrated with lectures and early clinical exposure." More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy labs were best I've seen yet. Gorgeous--on the top floor, skylights, & a fabulous specimen collection, including infants to geries. (Don't go in if you're not ready to see bodies in jars.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"The anatomy lab and the skylights. Plus, the students were quite friendly and easy-going." More from this Member | Report Response

"the old red is beautiful" More from this Member | Report Response

"Attitudes of the students and size & quality of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"the "old red" is a BEAUTIFUL building in the middle of campus. it was the first building of this med school, which is the oldest med school in TX... so pretty old. but very pretty!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Anatomy labs are simply amazing -- light is provided by skylights and it is on the top floor of the medical education building. Very impressive. Also, some residents were very eager to help me find my first interviewer. They really went out of their way, and I wasn't even lost! " More from this Member | Report Response

"they were so laid back. more like conversations than interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"The students - they are awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first interviewer was a nightmare to speak to" More from this Member | Report Response

"weather/location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Curriculum is kinda confusing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus tour was extremely hot." More from this Member | Report Response

"Cool being near the beach but Galveston is ehh." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"One stressful interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"There seemed to be a little bit of disorganization, but nothing too major." More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions that my interviewers asked were NOT original questions - there were from a list provided by the school. I was asked the EXACT SAME list of questions in both interviews, Furthermore, I was not allowed to expand on any of my answers to the questions because I was cut off by my interview with an unrelated question. Both of my interviewers seemed more concerned with getting through their list of questions than actually evaluating me as a candidate." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather in Galveston is horrendous in the summer. HOT AND HUMID AF." More from this Member | Report Response

"old buildings" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour at the end of the day was not really that amusing. Didn't finish it and students giving the tour weren't really into it (selling the school)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus and medical center seemed deserted - I didn't like the lack of people around. We did not tour the hospital so it was hard to tell what the facilities were like. Both of my interviews were strange...my first interviewer was seeing patients at the same time as interviewing me so he kept leaving the room - my second one did not know he was supposed to interview me..." More from this Member | Report Response

"The heat, and the heat, and the heat" More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers was rude and seemed disinterested in the whole thing. But the school allows a third interview if you feel one of your interviews didn't go too well, so that was nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Second interviewer grilled me, didn't seem that impressed with any of my answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"We had to find where our interviewer's office was by ourselves. The first time we were directed by a student, but if you had an interview right afterwards then you had to travel across the campus with the help of a crappy map." More from this Member | Report Response

"Humidity and traffic into Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers said that research here kind of got set back after Ike because a lot of their gene knock out animals died." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing honestly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is not the nicest place- not awful, but not very nice. It's what you make of the time though the way I see it. It's only 30 minutes away from your city amenities. Students openly admitted that they are always at a disadvantage in pharmacology when preparing for Step 1 since they don't have a dedicated class for it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities still show signs of Hurricane Ike. Students seemed to want more things to do in Galveston; seemed to almost have too much time on their hands." More from this Member | Report Response

"NOTHING!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having to walk around campus and through buildings to find interviewers' offices. Would have been better if all interviews in one central location" More from this Member | Report Response

"How relaxed the students and some faculty seemed. Its a neg for me cuz I like some serious environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING except the curriculum. Everything went wrong..." More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities, still felt like they were struggling from the hurricane" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"The setting outside the actual campus is more small town with many dilapidated buildings, but they are still recovering from Hurricane Ike so can't be to frustrated with that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Also, it's quite laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hurricanes; And I was concerned about the crime rate in Galveston, but they said it's mostly theft rather then physical attacks like rape and murder. I guess that is less concerning. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston itself is not that appealing. "Old Red" will probably not be reopened after damage from Hurricane Ike. Shriner's Children's Hospital is still not reopened (but they have plans to do so)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is nothing spectacular, but it's not too bad either." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is still some uncertainty about certain aspects of the future but mostly it seemed like most of that won't affect med students directly" More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities are not as new." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area around the school kind of sucks" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is poor and small. I would not like living there, but I could do it if this was my only choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location, the mosquitoes. Wish I could have seen the anatomy lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the older facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the fact that it's galveston." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"galveston is a small town on an island with little to do." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing except my second interviewer never showed up... she didn't even have me listed on her calendar. But, another doctor (who obviously hadn't read my application) squeezed me into his schedule and he was absolutely wonderful." More from this Member | Report Response

"After the morning orientation, they just cut you loose to find your interviewer. With all of the construction, it's like a maze finding your way and I actually got lost. Just be prepared and don't be afraid to ask people on campus for directions." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was almost too much emphasis on how ''laid-back'' the school is" More from this Member | Report Response

"The Ocean" More from this Member | Report Response

"galveston" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is a small town." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were pretty harsh and they asked an enormous number of questions. I would guess at least 20 each." More from this Member | Report Response

"not much to do on the island" More from this Member | Report Response

"weather was hot&humid and some of the faculty seemed unenthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some of the street signs didn't seem to exist so it made it a little difficult trying to find where to park, but that was minor." More from this Member | Report Response

"students were meh..i hated the location with a passion, galveston is such a crappy city" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston and its oldness. The hospitals showed their age too." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some areas of the hospital are ''bleh''. Island itself could definitely use some improvements. Beaches in Galveston are not worth swimming in." More from this Member | Report Response

"I like Galveston and all, but it's just not a huge center for medical stuff. Since I'm from Houston, I always end up comparing everything to the TMC.." More from this Member | Report Response

"we didn't get to see the simulation center and anatomy lab because it was orientation week for freshmen (but I've seen them before and they're pretty impressive)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The admissions staff was notably absent after the morning introductions. Never met the dean of admissions. No chance to ask faculty or staff questions after interviews/tours." More from this Member | Report Response

"The low budget breakfast, the tour guide, the city was horrible, and it just seemed a tad bit unorganized." More from this Member | Report Response

"The smell of the island when you first drive into Galveston" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer was late. And when he finally showed up, he just asked me two questions. Took 5 minutes and he sent me away." More from this Member | Report Response

"While looking for the building where my first interview was held, several of the med students told me they didn't know where it was because they had never been to the building" More from this Member | Report Response

"Living on an island." More from this Member | Report Response

"Location ... Galveston is a bit ghetto but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm not a fan of Galveston Island honestly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The location... on an island" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer kept interrupting me!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer. Was supposed to be closed file, he still asked about my GPA/MCAT. Was late, and also only spent 20 min reading my file and asking a question every now and then. Not conversational and not relaxed at all." More from this Member | Report Response

"The construction going on which could mean working progress which is a good thing. I was a bit weirded out by all the security in some of the buildings but then again I understand that those facilities were high security for good reasons." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour wasn't that great. We only went to the anatomy lab, the student lounge, and day surgery to see the " More from this Member | Report Response

"second interviewer didn't represent the school well, but I'll chalk it up to personal issues" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have to keep going outside to get from one place to another" More from this Member | Report Response

"Certain students were very close-minded and conservative. Small town, small minds. When you feel like going out, you run into ten of your classmates. People were TOO laid back. One class a month in lab is a game show. They have fraternities... people seem to think they're still in college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Presentation lacked inspiration" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's hard for spouses to find jobs on the Island." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus wasn't very pretty from the outside. Only one or two nice buildings." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was unprofessional and rude." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hurricane risk at the location" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston isn't a large city" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a weird solid in my apple juice; campus smelled like a zoo in some spots; lots of mosquitos" More from this Member | Report Response

"the students mainly focused on how easy it was there, and how you can get away with doing the minimal amount of work. they acted like the school was known as being worse than other texas schools, but highlighted the laid-back atmosphere as a plus despite that." More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"the city - its a bit ghetto" More from this Member | Report Response

"We were let out of the morning intro session to go to our interviews only 10 minutes before time. I was not too worried because I knew the school very well to find where I was going but I felt bad for those who had no clue where to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"Part of the campus is a little run down. A little concerned about safety." More from this Member | Report Response

"The focus on research dollars earned. I'm just not turned on by research dollars, the PhD is not for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"hospitals arent TMC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The second interviewer seemed aloof - just kept a straight face, not a smile during the entire interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"longer walks and lots of closed entrances due to construction, but seeing as it's for a BSIV research facility, I think I could deal with it" More from this Member | Report Response

"mosquitoes! I'm one of those people that always get bit. I'm going to have to always have off on hand" More from this Member | Report Response

"also PBL (possibility of being stuck with a poor group/facilitator). must walk to interviews in random buildings in the medical center in the heat. interviewer were in the middle of the work day & seemed busy. Some took calls, random people walked in. all very distracting. everyone was trying to assure you that galveston is safe from natural disaster which makes you question it even more." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston seems somewhat limited in what there is to do, although the students firmly deny this." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was interested in her career only, it seemed like; she seemed shallow that way. Acted like it would be impossible to go to med school being married. " More from this Member | Report Response

"There's not much to do in Galveston, all the construction going on on campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"i got mosquito bites all over my legs and on my face :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston and the fact that my second interviewer did not show up.(They found a replacement, but I had to miss most of lunch)" More from this Member | Report Response

"i had to walk across campus to get from the first interviewer to the second interviewer in a black suit on a really hot day" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston." More from this Member | Report Response

"people seemed too laid back" More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much" More from this Member | Report Response

"the curriculum--classes only last half days, so I honestly believe you don't learn quite as much; one of the morning speakers mispronounced hippocrates' name after she said it was one of her favorite philosophers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were rather useless - I felt like they really did not set out to distinguish me from other applicants. It sort of confirmed that your admission decisions is made before you get there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing about the school. It rained the entire day and we took the tour in the rain and then had to interview afterwards. Bring an umbrella!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some students seemed almost too laid back to the point that they stopped working as hard in medical school as they did in undergrad. And that worries me a little...if anything, I want to learn all that I can in medical school to be the most competent doctor I can be." More from this Member | Report Response

"The food during lunch and the mosquitos" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is not the most beautiful of resort cities. I love the curriculum, but I would prefer to live in Houston." More from this Member | Report Response

"i had an afternoon interview, so my tour was given by an md/phd student- I felt like she was answering all of our questions with phd answers" More from this Member | Report Response

"The "work hard play hard" motto -- It's just not for me. And they mean it when they say that they play hard. My interview day happened to be the day of a first exam, so that night I went out with some friends who were first years. It's true." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"weather, Galveston" More from this Member | Report Response

"There was some construction on parts of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were less than state-of-the-art. One of the interviewers badgered me. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very ghetto parts of Galveston scared me. Homeless people were asking us for money." More from this Member | Report Response

"The heat of the Texas weather. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How few people were around. This town is not exactly bustling." More from this Member | Report Response

"disorganization, trouble finding buildings, no EM (my choice of specialty) residency program " More from this Member | Report Response

"Um, not much. Our tour guide was a bit stressed, but I think that was because she was a mother of a two year old who lives 45 minutes from campus, just coming off the OB/GYN rotation. The associated hospitals did not have the "exciting" feel of say, Parkland in Dallas." More from this Member | Report Response

"um...maybe Galveston if you don't like small towns" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staying with a medical student. I realize I can't say much about the school based on this, but it wasn't the best experience. Probably just bad luck." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the interviewers, who was very nice, spent all but 5 minutes just telling me about the history of Galveston and the school, etc. Now to the negative part; he told me straight up, matter of factly, that if I go to UTMB I won't score as high on my boards as if I were to go to Dallas. But I don't know. I'm a 34/4.0 and I intend to study hard there and do very well. I'm going there (I picked it first on the match & got in) but I'm a little worried that I will have to drive nearly an hour to get to the nearest major shopping mall. I'll deal with it when I get there, I don't shop much anyway. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The night before even was a joke when the students from UTMB that were supposed to host did not even show up for the event. So other interviewees and I received the pizza, and finally a student studying at the facility talked to us." More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving through Houston to get here. Houston traffic is bad." More from this Member | Report Response

"There didn't seem like there's much to do on Galveston Island. Some of the students seemed somewhat too laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston Island" More from this Member | Report Response

"the PBL curriculum impressed me positively and negatively. it leaves a lot of free time for independent studying which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what kind of student you are and how much structure and time management you will require for your medical education." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it is a "pretty quite town" -- ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO IN GALVESTON!!!! Imagine spending 4 or more years of your life trapped on Galvatrez. The student spend only about hours in lecture a day and the rest of the day is spent teaching YOURSELF how to doctor with PBL. THe curriculum is not structered enough and the student complain that they are SERIOUSLY lacking a pharmacology class to do well on USMLE. IF you are interested in doing well and performing high on the boards to get into good residency, be ready to do ALOT of research and learing on your own. I think that school puts too much responsibility on the student as if we don't have enough things to worry about." More from this Member | Report Response

"the heat and humidity" More from this Member | Report Response

"The humidity" More from this Member | Report Response

"Students are way too relaxed, so relaxed that I sensed an attitude of laziness" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are starting to look a little too old. The Night Before event was a waste of my time - I showed up ten minutes late and no one was there (they had moved and left no notice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mosquitos!!! There were "jillions" of them and I was there in Aug. so probably a bad time." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student leading my school tour told us he was not very social; he only had a few friends that he hung out with. It didn't give me a sense of comraderie among the students. Also, my second interviewer spoke for 35 minutes during my 45 minute interview! But I hear that's normal for him." More from this Member | Report Response

"The HORRIBLE humidity and heat." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"There wasn't any major galveston airports so i spent 4 hours on shuttle rides between galveston and Bush Intercontinental in Houston. It's not that big of a deal really...Since most of your guys are driving from other parts of Texas. Shuttle rides cost 60 bucks, last shuttle leaves Bush Intercontinental at 9PM." More from this Member | Report Response

"The welcome address started at 9:35 and went all the way to 9:50, which didn't leave enough time to get to 10am interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Being called old several times during the second interview. What do they want, babies? Also, many of the students I met were more interested in describing the nightlife and parties than learning experiences. I was expecting to find a bunch of people who were seriously interested in learning about medicine, but they seemed to regard it as a chore from which they needed long breaks." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour. The seating was not the greatest to sit on for 2-3 hours." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is not very exciting and a pretty small town." More from this Member | Report Response

"It rained all day the day before and the humidity was positively opressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"The "Night Before" gathering was just us and a bunch of students, sitting around, waiting on pizza to show up. I could've skipped it and wouldn't have had to miss another day of class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston...not the bustling city I'm used to being in. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the island" More from this Member | Report Response

"the location- galveston" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is in a crappy part of the island" More from this Member | Report Response

"i got a bad rash (eczema)...i don't know if it was the weather or something I came in contact with while staying at one of the frat houses" More from this Member | Report Response

"At first it seemed like everyone was giving the party line about their great board scores this year. I wondered how genuine the enthusiasm really was." More from this Member | Report Response

"GALVESTON...sorry to be a city snob but i don't know if i'd be happy in such a small, humid, and relatively boring place for 4 years (even though, yes, i know you have no free time in med school etc. etc. still!) besides, no one i talked to had placed galveston as their 1st choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I think this self directed studying is great. However, I think there are some people who don't learn well this way. If this is not how you can learn (you like information given to you straight up) you might not like this format. However, I think it is a very great way of learning & would work well with how I learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both the students and the faculty seemed a little hestitant to fully endorse the relatively new curriculum. Some third and fourth year students implied that they didn't feel quite as prepared for the Step One Exam as they may have in a more traditional environment. Overall, however, the curriculum seemed positive for the motivated among us. I think the character and the makeup of the class is probably more important at Galveston than most places given that you rely so much on your peers in order to learn." More from this Member | Report Response

"It seemes as if there are two types of students here. Party Crazy Frat types who talked about nothing but beer/parties/bars and unhappy students who were bitter due to the self-learning curriculum that they felt had given them too little time and guidance under faculty and in classes (which are minimal at UTMB) to allow themto master the enormous amounts of information required for the USMLE board exams." More from this Member | Report Response

"Students seemed extremely apathetic, falculty was not well informed about the process (my interviewer didn't know what was entailed on the MCAT), Galveston (when I got back into my car, there was a film of sticky mess on my windshield from the extreme humidity, pollution, and sea salt I assume), the facilities were aweful, the school right next to the worst area of town, there is a fraternity (drinking, parties, etc... that most of the students are involved in), the statement from one of the students " most of us try to just coast here, they can't fail us all". " More from this Member | Report Response

"At the student mixer the night before the interview several MS III and IV's were there to answer any questions. They spend the majority of time talking about what bars they go to on a nightly basis, the frats, and how they use their student loan money to go on ski trips. No wonder they can't pass the boards. There seemed to be two types of students: party frat types and geeks. No middle ground. Also, the hospital and facilities seemed fairly run down. " More from this Member | Report Response

"NONE" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much!! I loved it" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is pretty dirty and there isnt anything there except a walmart (and traget is coming)!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is a pretty small city." More from this Member | Report Response

"They tried to sell the schedule: classes 8am-noon. To me that meant less time being taught by professionals & more time struggling to teach myself! Also, it seems like a party high school; might be a lame environment for anyone matured beyond that." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer" More from this Member | Report Response

"The curriculum and general decay of the buildings; however, they are building new ones. The match list." More from this Member | Report Response

"ut galveston has about an 85% pass rate on their step ones--not very impressive" More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston - humid and ugly." More from this Member | Report Response

"the area. The island is pretty much dead, with nothing much to do, and the beaches were ugly. and OMG! the mosquitos were crazy when I was there! b/c it's by the gulf...I got like 30 bites!! yuck!" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather - really humid" More from this Member | Report Response

"82% board pass rate vs nat'l avg=93% Dean is a crazy! Students are generally disaapointed with the curriculum at UTMB which stressed self directed learning and ver few lectures." More from this Member | Report Response

"The idea of learning on prison patients." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Lots of walking" More from this Member | Report Response

"You can either have interviews in the morning, afternoon, or late afternoon" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress so much about the actual interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer didn't ask me any questions, only answered questions I had. I prepared a few questions to ask, but nowhere near enough to take up 30 minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How large the campus was - there was a lot of walking in between events!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that the questions were provided by the school and were only generic "what is your personality/are you a good person questions" rather than questions about my research or what makes me uniquely qualified." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current events more." More from this Member | Report Response

"humid weather" More from this Member | Report Response

"Definitely go to the social! (I did) It was great! Definitely what I needed the night before my first interview to calm me down and to talk casually to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"To not overthink it, even though one interview ended up being somewhat was a stress interview, it was a great day and they wanted you to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is quite a bit of walking because the campus is so spread out. There was definitely more walking than I expected. Wear comfortable shoes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galvy is hot and gross" More from this Member | Report Response

"Super hot when I interviewed. Don't be afraid to take off your jacket (this goes for any TX school interview in the summer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The keypad to get into the parking garage is hard to see from the street, so I didn't even see the thin silver pole until I circled around a few times." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is pretty big. Depending on where your interviews are at, you might have to walk a lot. Be prepared for long distance walking and give yourself plenty of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they wouldn't ask a single ethics question, and wouldn't have access to my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston really is not as "OMFG it's hot here!" as many people say. Very hot, yes, but that's Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston ain't that great of a town lol." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would interview before giving campus tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to go...I spent a lot of money traveling from CA" More from this Member | Report Response

"that there would be no a/c in one of my interviews... in august :(" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"If you can, definitely attend the night before social, meeting med students and other applicants in a casual setting really helped relieve a lot of my stress" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I had brought a bigger purse that would hold my shoes with heels, bottled water and umbrella. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It rained on our day and some people had to walk through the rain to get to their interview on time Oh and if you have to drive thru Houston... be prepared for some soul crushing traffic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish we could have seen the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"What galveston was like (humid, hot, run-down)" More from this Member | Report Response

"That my first interviewer was going to be a little off his rocker. That I should bring mosquito repellent. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Wish I would have driven to the campus the night before to see where I had to go" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview, so I did not have a lot of questions lined up to ask the interviewer. This gets easier with more interviews. But it worked out...I am going to Galveston this Fall!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, reading the responses on SDN were very helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing... I am extremely grateful that I brought comfortable shoes to walk in for the tour though... I would have been in some major pain otherwise." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers were PhD researchers and not MD's. So, most of my interviews were about my research. Good thing I have good research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Scholarships are automatically applied for for all matriculants. There is a Global Health Tract for students who are interested in International Medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice their curriculum is." More from this Member | Report Response

"The social hour is very casual." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the breakfast would be rinky-dink." More from this Member | Report Response

"houston traffic is a b****" More from this Member | Report Response

"That UTMB is really a nice school with friendly and laid back people." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Interview is really more dependent on who you get than how ''good'' you are as an applicant. A laidback interviewer will make you think UTMB is the best thing since sliced bread, but a harsher one might instead make you through in the towel. Some things you just can't control!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm glad I learned it while there, it kept the day interesting!" More from this Member | Report Response

"bring bandaids for your feet because all the girls got blisters from all the walking! also, that the interviews are more like conversations than anything" More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB is a big, spread-out campus that is full of construction. It can be a real challenge to find your way around, even with a map!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How informal the interview would be" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring comfortable shoes for the tour." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much ... the feedback from sdn prepared me enough. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers had the same set of questions to base their interview on, so a lot of similar questions came up both times!" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the shuttle I was taking would be late both ends of the trip." More from this Member | Report Response

"That Houston/Galveston area was having severe thunderstorm weather the night before the interview day....my flight was almost delayed to the point where I would miss getting my car rental...plan accordingly...I should have done a better job...however everything worked out great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Come with a lot of questions...the tour guide, medical students, interviewers, and the faculty members that ate lunch with us all wanted questions. I had to re-use the same questions by the end of the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"that Galveston does not like to label their streets clearly" More from this Member | Report Response

"the aerospace program" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring an umbrella... yes it was raining and I had to walk outside." More from this Member | Report Response

"How great their board scores are. PBL is the key." More from this Member | Report Response

"They actually feed you lunch on china plates :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Medical Fraternities are not much different that Undergraduate Fraternities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was too surprising" More from this Member | Report Response

"International opportunities available, Bioterrorism labs" More from this Member | Report Response

"International medicine program is top notch" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview would be so easy" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the board scores were the highest of any school in Texas" More from this Member | Report Response

"problem based learning" More from this Member | Report Response

"That they would ask so many ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How close to the beach the school actually is (4 or 5 blocks), and they only go to school a half day the first two years, presumably so they can "study" in the afternoon (ie. go to the beach)." More from this Member | Report Response

"that it would be freakin hot" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus tour was a little tiring." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the curriculum isn't just "learn on your own" as a lot of 1st and 2nd years at other schools told me. There's lots of small group discussions and PBL groups which make sure you don't fall behind." More from this Member | Report Response

"facilities didn't seem that great. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB's board scores are actually well above average nationwide, despite its possible reputation as a lower-tier type of school." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were a much more impressive program than I was expecting. Good board pass rates/means for their lower MCAT scores. They have some sort of NASA residency program. (sounds cool) " More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviewers weren't going to ask me about anything really medically related" More from this Member | Report Response

"i should bring insect repellent" More from this Member | Report Response

"Their board scores are better than most Texas schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"The expense of hotels on Galveston Island." More from this Member | Report Response

"since i had my interviews in the morning i was done by 2:30 pm" More from this Member | Report Response

"The excellent infectious diseases research they're doing. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB's funding and USMLE scores are better than I expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"the pediatrics program is definitely less than ideal--the student giving the tour told me there are very few pediatric patients, so the exposure is not as good as in other locations" More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB goes by numbers or "diversity" now - you're in if you have good gpa/ MCAT or are URM. Funny, because the deans I talked to say there's minimal correlation between MCAT and step 1 scores (it's there, but small). They have "Step 1 bootcamp" in Missouri if you pass the first board exam. The students themselves don't seem to like the assistant dean of admissions/ student affairs & are kind of offended that this person instituted a minimum MCAT for admittance (there never used to be one at this once "party school"). I worry that future UTMB grads will not be making a difference in society if they all turn out like a cookie cutter product of the asst. dean's vision." More from this Member | Report Response

"The international health program, which is something I'm interested in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although they use a H/HP/P/F graiding system, it's all on a curve...which is strange because they don't rank." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring earplugs if you stay with a student!" More from this Member | Report Response

"All UTMB hospitals are public hospitals and owned by UTMB. " More from this Member | Report Response

"that I would be done by 3pm." More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring bug spray. There are lots of mosquitos this time of year. And an umbrella. Staying with a student is the best way to get to know how things work at UTMB." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of the major teaching hospitals is the state jail's." More from this Member | Report Response

"The gross anatomy lab tour--really kind of sick and in bad taste. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston is scary in some parts." More from this Member | Report Response

"How humid and uncomfortable the weather is. But I am spoiled since I live in southern calif. " More from this Member | Report Response

"More about the PBL curriculum, and how many abroad opportunities there are." More from this Member | Report Response

"the day was greatly disorganized and the staff weren't as people-friendly as other schools " More from this Member | Report Response

"A moth ate some holes in my pants. (I don't think anyone else noticed)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Be sure your interviewer is actually where they say he is! I ran to several buildings to locate where my interviewer actually worked because the room number I'd been given was for his secretary, who was unavailable." More from this Member | Report Response

"How remote the surrounding area is." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is the oldest medical school in Texas... and they pretty much just live on thier legacy as being the first in Texas.... there is nothing much else for them to brag on... just my .02" More from this Member | Report Response

"how much walking there was!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB has a space medicine program" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has way more to offer than I thought. UTMB serves the prison population in Texas" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to walk all over the 10th largest medical campus in the US. Familiarize yourself with campus if possible...they hand you a map and the names and places of your interviewers, and you go find them on your own." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Everything went really well; just as I had expected." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I would like it as much as I did." More from this Member | Report Response

"That they were supposed to give me a token to get out of the parking garage. I did tell them that I parked in the parking garage, but didn't get one...I guess it was an oversight. The security guard was nice enough to let me out." More from this Member | Report Response

"The parking garage location. The sheet given gave okay directions but there are several parking garages on campus and they are all labeled the same." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview ends at 2 PM." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to walk, when they say you need an umbrella they mean it! No ER residency program." More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a campus tour and you do ALOT of walking - be prepared. Also, there are two one-one-one 30 minute interviews that are very relaxed and not stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you felt that 1 of your interviews was not representative of who you as a candidate, you could ask for a 3rd interview that same day." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is much nicer that I had been thinking. Probably my favorite campus layout of all the Texas schools. Very spacious with lots of room and no traffic. How much time they spend in PBL--the school's policy is that students will never spend more time in lecture than PBL. Amazing. Sounds good for making good diagnosticians, but I can see how it has hampered their board scores. This year's has improved, but the teaching method doesn't seem to lend itself to aceing standardized tests (USMLE)." More from this Member | Report Response

"that students regularly get together (even during first year) and travel to clinics on weekends to shadow doctors and help out." More from this Member | Report Response

"I learned a lot more about the integrated curiculum. They helped make it more clear to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many different opportunities they have available to the students to tailor their medical educations." More from this Member | Report Response

"It didn't rain, but looked like it would so I would recommend anyone interviewing later to bring an umbrella." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have a Medical Humanities Department that appears to offer a lot of opportunities, not only for dual degree programs, but for some deeper exploration of the human side of medicine even if one is interested in only a four year program. The staff was not very helpful in connecting me with the right people to pursue this while I was there, and they only gave it a cursory overview in the morning presentation. I had to seek out the department myself when the day was over, and they provided me with some contact information and a packet. It seems an opportunity like that would be a motivating factor in a student's ranking of the school, but they didn't seem to promote it, even when I showed a lot of interest." More from this Member | Report Response

"The USMLE pass rates at this school! I was informed that it has been in the low to mid 80s for the past few years by my tour guide as compared to a national pass rate of 91-93%. Seems like the curriculum stresses minimal class-time and plenty of "self - learning" which amounts to "teach yourself" medicine (no wonder their board pass rates leave more to be desired.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a bunch of walking. Be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"bring good walikg shoes!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to where high heels, two of my interviews were quite the distance away" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring extra shoes for the tour. I did for al of my other interviews and assumed that this one would be less walking. i dont know why I thought that, so I didnt take then with me to this one, MISTAKE!" More from this Member | Report Response

"900 interviewed; 600 names put forward to TMDSAS, of which 250-300 are ranked. The rest are on the alternate list and are not ranked." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could have switched my interviewer. I felt like she was biased against me because of my race." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I could have switched my interviewer. I felt like she was biased against me." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"a lot of the students i talked to said if they had a chance to do things over again, they would NOT chose to go to galveston " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"I should have worn OFF!!! Mosquitos!" More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on what UTMB has to offer. for example, they have a medical humanities institute which offers great electives like "medicine and the law." " More from this Member | Report Response

"heh, shoulda let my hair go curly rather than try to straighten it...the humidity really messed it up. " More from this Member | Report Response

"82%!!!!!!!!!!!!! " More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UTMB was at the bottom of my list as far as Texas schools go. After visiting it is near the top. Every single student and faculty member talked about how the program is geared toward cooperation. not competition. The p/f grading and PBL style curriculum certainly help you understand how to work in a team and meet nearly every med student. The campus is big and very historic being the first med school in texas and with the infectious disease research center. The surrounding area is kind of sketch but that's coming from a suburban kid who now lives in a nice city so in reality it's probably not bad. Everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy being there, despite the oppressive humidity and unpredictable rain. Both interviewers were PhDs which was disappointing (considering I'm MD only) but both implied the interview here is mainly a formality to split hairs between similarly qualified applicants. Don't sweat the interview, use it to really find out if it's a place you could see yourself living in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very chill interview and super conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with this school and I hope to attend! Interviews went kind of well... in my second interview, I was not sure if the interviewer understood some of what I said and had this confused look on his face 50% of the time which led me to babble more than I wanted. But overall, I think I did well and am keeping this as my top choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, awesome history. Would love to matriculate here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my worst interview thus far. Walking out of this interview, I didn't even want to be a doctor any more. I loved the school's curriculum, campus, track programs, and basically everything about it, but after such horrible interviews I can say with 100% confidence that I would take a gap year before going to a school that cares so little about recruiting good candidates." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had a great time. Easily became one of my top choices after everything I heard and saw at the school. VERY VERY impressed." More from this Member | Report Response

"great school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Laid back interview but somewhat stressful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall I liked the school! I was disappointed by some aspects of the medical center and my actual interviews though." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great place and a very fun interview, the students were awesome, and with the new hospital it should be an attractive school to anyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I'm greatly impressed with this school and would love to be able to attend school here. Hope I get in!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school, everyone is really relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great curriculum, interesting track programs, amazingly enjoyable and conversational interviews, cheap housing, very happy students!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB is a great place to interview at and a great medical school to attend. I kept on reading how laidback their medical interviews were and I didnt believe it until I did mine. I was so shocked how laidback it was both of my intervieweers were super nice, friendly and personable!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interview, great town, great school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB is a great place. Awesome, friendly students, so many opportunities other than just the standard MD route, Galveston National Laboratory was amazing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure you where good shoes for walking : )" More from this Member | Report Response

"Best lunch on Interview day is served here." More from this Member | Report Response

"Last choice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really liked the people at this school. It was my first interview and I didn't feel like it went well at all. First interviewer was a phd: very conversational, but talked mostly about himself. Second was with an MD: friendly, had specific questions prepared from my application. One of the main drawbacks about this school was that I felt they were trying to hide the damage of the storm. The few places they showed us were nice, but i got the impression that the rest of the school/ hospital system was still in shambles. My first interviewer told me his department was only 10% of what it was, and he felt it was a similar story across the UTMB system. I know they are making significant progress in the rebuild, i just don't know how quickly its happening." More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a no-stress event so be relaxed and comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"We got to see the cadavers which was soooo cool!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was over all a great day for me. Good luck everyone!" More from this Member | Report Response

"--My interviews were more like conversations than question and answers. They were both very laid-back, and my first one I was even able to talk to for almost an hour. Not stressful at all!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring mosquito repellant! Also, the food is not nearly as bad as everyone says it is! The interviews at UTMB are very laid back. There's nothing to stress about... just be yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED this school and really hope that they give me an offer!" More from this Member | Report Response

"open file except for GPA/MCAT great school. even with ike, they haven't skipped a beat. if i only got in here, i would have no problem attending." More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT school. Really, really enjoyed it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"School has above average board scores and offers significant residency application assistance. Interview was conversational style. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Good school--much better than the city it's located in. They really take care of their students and everyone is friendly. The laid back atmosphere is perfect for certain people. I think this will be my back up school. In terms of "fit", I think I need a medical school that is a little more intense for me to have the best experience. Galveston is just so laid back and so chill that it doesn't fit my personality. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview day made me go from "maybe this place will be kind of cool" to "I could really see myself enjoying being a student here"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school and very personable students and staff. Loved the history of this, the oldest medical school west of the Mississippi." More from this Member | Report Response

"I ended up liking the school more than I thought I would." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED the school. The students seem very happy and well prepared to be doctors. I like that as an MS1 you have patient contact (not simulated patient contact). The classes seem well diverse which is a plus. My interviews were pretty much conversational...just wanted to get to know me not size me up. (Kudos to our tour guide, Patrick-he sold me on PBL!!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews were very relaxed. a few questions regarding my application were asked in the beginning, but as soon as we started talking, we ended up chit chatting the entire time about everything. it was more like a flowing conversation than an interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Really enjoyed the school. My tour guide was so excited to show us the school and it made it so much better. I really like the schedule and how the school wants the students to have lives outside of school. Very enjoyable experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice area, impressive teaching strategy, high board scores (higher than Hopkins), laid back atmosphere, prison hospital" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with the atmosphere at UTMB. The students and faculty all look and sound very happy. The students had very few criticisms about the school, the biggest one focusing more on Galveston than UTMB (that Galveston needs a giant mosquito net), which says something about how they feel about the school's program. UTMB is one of the few sites in the country with a BSL-4 facility --- how exciting --- and there are opportunities to work in Global Health, research, volunteer/community service projects, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very relaxing and exciting. My interviewers were really nice and got to kinow me. My first interviewer actually used 45mins! and then my second used about 7 mins!. My second interviwer gave me lots of advice about medical school. Overall, i'll say it was good." More from this Member | Report Response

"very relaxed atmosphere, interviews are very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"I went to the interview not expecting much out of the school, but in leaving I dont know how this school is not ranked with their high bord scores and their clinically based curriculum. But the interviews were really relaxed and the interviewers were really nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt like I was being grilled. They asked many many hypothetical questions as well as scrutinized my past education. I did not feel like I was having a conversation to get to know me, I felt like I was proving myself and explaining why my life choices were not inappropriate for a medical career. " More from this Member | Report Response

"i expected really laid back interviews, and one of my interviews was as such, but the other interview was intense, with questions about fMRI (i work on a study that uses it, but am not expected to know the technical aspects of how it works) and medical ethics." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was fine, the interviewers didn't ask any tough questions. Both of mine were PhD's and professors of some of the 1st year courses so they just talked alot about the curriculum and if it was right for me. The students seem pretty relaxed and the really high board scores are what set this school apart for me. My car brokedown on the way back to Dallas in Houston so it was very frustrating being stuck." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought that the staff, students, and interviewers that I met with were all very courteous and informative and they did the same thing all the schools are trying to do...recruit intelligent students. It's amazing to me how quick people are to criticize something like the food they fed, as if you should choose a school based on the food they serve on interview day or like it is some how their fault that you didn't like it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but you have to take all of the stuff that you read on here with a grain of salt. I have interviewed almost everywhere in TX and even though each place is different I have no had a bad experience anywhere and would feel lucky to go to any of the schools. The point of SDN should be to prepare other people for the type of atmosphere and interview philosophy to expect. It was a very pleasant day. Yes, Galveston is galveston it's not Houston or Austin or Dallas so if you go into it expecting that then it won't be for you. They have a well thought out curriculum and are genuinely focused on the student's learning, which is represented by their excellent board scores, but again if you are a big city person then just simply don't waste your gas, your money, or UTMB's time." More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB is an ok school, i just really hate the location, and campus. the construction going on was annoying.. my interviews were fantastic, the first was a surgeon at shriners and although he didnt read my file, he was very nice and wanted to get to know me. he talked alot, but also gave me alot of time to say what i wanted, so that worked out well. my second guy was a phd who published some paper in nature (!) and pulled that out in the middle of our interview when he realized how much into research i am. very nice guy and asked interesting questions about my research, and i really liked his research as well, although his lab looked very out dated. food was HORRIBLE... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back and informative. I got the morning interviews, so after a brief introduction with breakfast, I immediately went to my two interviews. My first interview with a PhD professor went very well and we ended up conversing for 45 minutes despite the time limit being 30 minutes. My second interview with an ID doctor went well too, but he spent most of his time explaining the opportunities at their school rather than asking me questions. We ate lunch and then went on a tour of the campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview was pretty nice. I had my interview in the morning after a brief introduction to the school. Interviews are really all over the campus in PhD's office and some parts of the hospital (for MDs). Interview wasn't too stressful as I did some prep-work, but could have been better. Nothing really too obvious except to KNOW the flaws of your application and have a prepared answer for it. There's nothing like trying to answer a question like ''Why haven't you done research?'' or ''Why don't you have more clinical experience?'' because honestly there's NO good answer to those questions and trying to deflect them on the spot can have disastrous results. Also, be aware that they have no idea of your GPA or MCAT while you are interviewing, so there's no bias in your interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good. Nice people. 2 interviewers: 1) Reviewed my entire application with me (they don't have scores tho). Was very nice, very easy to talk to, not a single difficult question. 2) Didn't talk about my app once - talked about health policy, just had a conversation. Really liked the guy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB has mastered the art of ''Work hard, play hard,'' and that really helps to create the positive atmosphere there. Considering their match rates and board scores, the curriculum is obviously very effective. But unlike other places, the students also seem to be very happy and get a fair amount of time for activities such as working out, intermurals, families, etc. The atmosphere at UTMB is what sold me. It's not about competition at all...moreso just the attitude that they are all becoming doctors together and will do anything to help the experience be more positive in any way. It's quite amazing, really. If you're looking for the cut-throat, prestigious type reputation, this place is definitely not for you. But if you are like me and want a good, solid medical education with a positive atmosphere and a chance to have SOME fun during med school, then you'll probably love this place. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If only it weren't in Galveston..." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought I would fall in love with UTMB, but I quickly found out that it is not the school for me...seems way too laid back...the facilites are outdated...and looking at galveston crime rates a horrible city to live in, just about every med student I talked to there said at one point are another they (or someone they knew) were victims of crime." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was nervous because it was my first interview. Other than that, it was a great experience meeting other applicants, the med students and checking out the facilities." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was great...definately one of my top choices. Interviews were very relaxed and stress free. The campus and hospitals are nice. Lunch was good and all the students had to talk about was ''free time'' and how much fun they have at school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed at the Quality Inn Suites, only about 10 mins away, and it was very nice. It was rather windy the day of interview so the our was a little uncomfortable. Overall, it was a great first interview experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know if it was because it was my first interview but I really had fun and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. People were laid back, I was fully enthusiastic about expressing myself and the questions weren't really challenging. It was more like getting to know a friend. I have heard that students at UTMB Galveston are required to go to the prison and treat people there but I think that would only be a good learning experience. After all, you don't get to choose the patients you treat. Definitely go on a tour of a medical school. It will motivate you like no other in realizing how much you want to pursue this profession. At least it did for me. I already know how much I wanna go but touring the school made me picture how things would be if I were actually there, which excited me even more. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer asked questions almost exclusively from a form. The second interviewer was awesome and basically said that he didn't think that any of those form questions were relevant to whether or not I would be a good doctor. He just wanted to get to know me. Neither were MDs, both were PhDs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall both interviews went well." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview day was more enjoyable than it was nerve-racking. In the morning my half of the group took a tour with a student, who was quite sarcastic but pretty entertaining and truthful nevertheless. The facilities were nice and there's a lot of construction going on for projects that should be completed relatively soon. The second half of the day consisted of the two interviews. I got to the first interview early so it ended up lasting almost an hour, and then the interviewer walked me half of the way to the next interview. The second interviewer was very easy to talk to." More from this Member | Report Response

"The weather was great, fortunately I didn't have to go through all the humidity and heat that people usually have to deal with at UTMB. The hotel I stayed in had bugs, wasn't too great. The campus itself was fine, I'd rank the facilities between Houston and SA. The people are about the same - they seem to be great no matter where you go in TX. My interviews were mixed. The first one was just simply awesome. Felt like I clicked with the doc, we shared common interests and he was very engaging and informative. The second interviewer ruined the whole experience for me. He was late (understandable), but he spent 20 min reading my file and asking a question every now and then. Also asked about MCAT/GPA when it was supposed to be closed file. Then he got beeped away (understandable). I just wish I had a more discussion type interview, but oh well win some lose some." More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived in Galveston about midnight the night before. I stayed with a MS II which was a really wise decision as he gave me a tour of campus and told me where orientation would be and where I could park. Orientation went from about 8:30-10am and they went into detail about the history of the school and its many attributes as well as the curriculum which to me is the best of all the meds schools in Texas; my interviews were in the afternoon so half of the interviewers split off to their morning interviews and those with afternoon interviews went on a tour of the campus; lunch went from 11:30-1pm...I left early enough to make it to my 1:15pm and 2:15pm interviews...both interviews were supposed to last only 30 minutes but I was lucky enough to have a lot in common with my interviewers (a Ph.D. and an M.D.) that time flew by faster than we thought....the interviews themselves were at the same time laid back but serious....they really got to know me well....I do hope to put this as my first choice of at least 4 schools...after my interviews the MS II I was staying with invited me to an afternoon class on Colorectal Cancer...pretty cool...after that I hung out with some med students and then drove back to Hobby to make my flight." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed by the information session in the morning; I had no idea the school was an authority in infectious diseases. The tour was mediocre, but they faculty and medical students were all very friendly. My first interviewer seemed to be negative from the start and the second interviewer assured me that I would have no problem getting accepted...I felt like they were using the " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really enjoyable, very friendly, but different from all the other " More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB is a really decent school. Anyone who gets accepted should really consider going. " More from this Member | Report Response

"They were the most low stress conversations ever." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was my first interview. I went into it expecting to be challenged and grilled but left feeling like I had spent an hour not really offering them any reason to select me over anyone else. To me, anyone can sit and have a decent conversation. They were very laid back and basically just wanted to get a feel for my personality. UTMB has a very interesting curriculum, but its location coupled with its recent funding struggles make it an unattractive choice for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"They sold me on the place. Their anatomy lab is incredible. Nowhere else will you find sky lights in the anatomy lab. They really sold me on the place. Everyone there loves to be there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely pleasant. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Interviewers were extremely interested in me as a person. Location is good and reasonably priced. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I stay the night at a fraternity house. The fraternity guys weren't very hospitable. My interviews went fantastic. I was able to get a lot out and learn a lot about the curriculum and the programs of interest. The interview was more like a conversation. The tour was good. We got a demonstration of their artificial intellegence maniquins. Their gross anatomy laboratory was impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had the single worst interview I have ever had and the single best interview I have ever had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good overall. The first interview was pretty typical, but the second was more interesting. We talked a lot about foreign travel and health care systems." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a great day. My first interviewer LOVED me and wanted to keep talking but I had to leave for my next interview. The second interview went well, but the guy interviewing was one of those people that didn't seem too interested in me but rather liked to inform me about the school and admissions policies. I really liked the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interview was very conversational. Our topics ranged from destination weddings in mexico, to rock climbing with priest/professors, to my experiences working with underserved groups. The second interviewer seemed annoyed because i was the "second of four of these today." She didn't have much of a personality, but I think it went ok." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was overall a good experience; the people were friendly and helpful. The day was relaxed and was meant for the school to get to know the applicant better." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very relaxed. More of a conversation than anything. The 2nd interviewer talked more about himself than about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview experience was very relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't like Galveston that much, but faculty and students seem nice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer was a PhD and super laid back, t-shirt and jeans laid back. No real questions were asked, he just got to know me. My second interviewer was a general surgeon. He seemed a bit retentive, but overall the interview was similar to the first, laid back conversation style." More from this Member | Report Response

"really laid back...almost unnervingly easy interviews. lots and lots of walking around construction" More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interviewer was great. Talkative, and jovial. The 2nd was a stark contrast. He didn't look like the talkative type, so he just shot tough, straight questions at me without an expression. Seemed very different from the first interviewer. I freaked out and got a 3rd interviewer. He seemed much cooler, but since he didn't know anything about me until the last minute, we mainly talked about other stuff, like authors, Iraq, and the UTMB administration." More from this Member | Report Response

"Extremely laid back. I walked into my first interview and I was pretty nervous because he was a neurosurgeon. He told me to sit down, I did, he looked me straight in the eye, and said "I don't believe in canned questions. I think they're a bunch of bullsh!t." Right away, I knew I was home. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Really great time. Number one choice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"8:30-9 breakfast, 9-10 welcome, 10-11 interviews, 11-12 second interview, 12-1 lunch/student panel, 1-2 tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back kind of atmosphere...the students and admissions staff were friendly and emphasized their spirit of cooperation. I have actually done an internship there so I know this is not a show--this is really one of the nicest places to get an education. The interviewers were kind of weird, the first was an OB-GYN who asked quite a few direct questions at first, but then it became more conversational. The 2nd guy (Rabek) was a PhD who threw out a lot of weird hypothetical situations...stuff that I really couldn't answer definitely without having experienced them. I just hope my answers didn't sound too out there." More from this Member | Report Response

"The 2 interviews were night and day. The first one was probing. She wasn't very respectful- believed that no one could really want to go into medicine to help other people. (I talked about a shadowing experience with a great doctor who made next to nothing but was making a huge difference in his community) The second interview was a conversation. She didn't ask me anything except if I liked birds. At the end of the talk she said that she hoped I came to this school and that my creditials were above what they were looking for. " More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview, so I was probably overly prepared. Everyone seemed really nice and laid-back though, which definitely made things easier." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews were very conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"My first interviewer asked many difficult theoretical ethics questions. I was prepared to anwser such questions, just not for 45 minutes in depth. It didn't help that he didn't make eye contact and mumbled as he spoke(MD interviewer). My second interview, while very late and not with the person it was orginally scheduled for couldn't have gone better. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall it was a great interview. I don't know if I got in but it was a positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"i like this school a lot, especially the people and the curriculum, plus the students are only in lecture a couple hours a day, but they still do really well on the boards" More from this Member | Report Response

"Great. Both interviewers were extremely nice. The first had a list of questions to ask, without looking at my application. The second (also without my application) was conversational with occasional "Tell me about yourself" or "why do you want to be a doctor?" questions mixed in. I LOVED this school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very easy, very low-stress, I don't think they learned anything from me other than the fact that I could speak english and could make eye contact" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were both great and very different. One had read my application from top to bottom, the other printed it out when I got there. When the second one had to go see a patient, I went with him and watched an endoscopy" More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers very relaxed and laid back; the med student i stayed with was absolutely awesome (i recommend this experience!); lunch was great (catered mexican food)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview is meaningless at UTMB. It's nice that you get a free meal and a tour, but the interviewers are told to keep their time with you short (which really quite offended me). I worked hard to get here, but I am also more than just a statistic! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I love this school! It is definately one of my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a little iffy about Galveston - it's small island surrounded by dirty Gulf of Mexico water. But it's a really historic town, and if you're into cities with kind of an old-world small town feel, it's not so bad. Because it's a small city, students seem to make their own fun and have an extensive extracurricular system in place. The campus itself is nice and there's lots of construction going on for biocontainment facilities and whatnot. They schedule and hour for interviews and say that most interviews take 30 minutes, but I went over an hour on both of my interviews. Food is the best out of all of the Texas schools (FYI). However, I've never really liked open-ended interviews (feels like we're always getting off subject), and both were extremely open-ended even though they asked me some of the hardest questions I've encountered so far. The biggest hesitation I have about this school, however, is that I don't know if a curriculum with so much emphasis on PBL is right for me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very enjoyable day. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere." More from this Member | Report Response

"overall a great experience. it was my first interview and I left feeling very great about the whole day. my first interviewer was a phd from japan- it was difficult at times to understand him clearly; however, he was extremely supportive and down to earth. My second interviewer was very laid back and very interested in just hearing about me and my experiences thus far." More from this Member | Report Response

"I LOVED my interviewers. They were both so outspoken and genuine. My first interviewer recited a poem he wrote while he was a sociologist to me and showed me pictures of toddler - we just had a great conversation. My second interviewer was also excellent. The curriculum is awesome -they've really been working hard to help their students succeed, and it shows with scores better than the national averages on the USMLE. I was watching a path video from a first year lecture, and the professor cracked some pretty funny jokes. I didn't think I would like this school AT ALL when I went down to interview - now it is probably my first choice. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great interview day! The facilities are great, the faculty is relaxed and for the past two years UTMB has had the highest scores on the USMLE's." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviews lasted an hour (it was supposed to be 30 minutes). I didn't put any specific questions down because they asked standard interview questions (why doctor, what specialty...)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the interview experience was great. I really enjoyed the interview part of the day the most. Folks are very helpful and friendly. The tour was very informative and I thought that the anatomy lab looked nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was ok but not great, the students are nice but some of the researchers there will badger you if you get them for interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very laid back day. If you have any inclination that you did not get a chance to represent yourself positively to your interviewer, let someone know and they will glady re-schedule your interview. They want everyone to have a fair chance at acceptance and no butthead interviewer should get in the way of that. I thought that was pretty cool!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is great but the climate sucks." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by the curriculum, the facilities, and the school. My only concern is that Galveston might get a little boring after 4 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty decent if you ignore the problems with the administration" More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved Galveston, and I really think I may be ranking it #1. The people there were awesome. I never thought a medical school could be so chill. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty much what the previous poster said. I was glad that this was my first interview...very low key, low stress. They made us feel very welcome and like they actually wanted us to go there. The students seem happy with where they are and most of the picked UTMB as #1 on their match. Interviews were conversational, nothing really hard or unexpected. One interviewer just kept staring at me though, like she wanted me to say something--but I have no idea what. They take you on a tour around campus (bout 1 hr). It was a beautiful day in Galveston though and no body broke a sweat! =)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was amazed with how low stress the day was. This was my first interview and I was expecting more. The interviews were very conversational. The interviewers asked really vague/open-ended questions and did not really try to steer the conversation so I could pretty much talk about whatever I wanted. NOTE: The interviews were open file except that the interviewers couldn't see your grades or test scores." More from this Member | Report Response

"Good day. Organized. Helpful faculty & students. Students all insist that they are happy. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really good interview. I was disappointed in the night before event, but overall impressed with the school, curriculum and faculty" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is nice, easy interviews, so don't worry about it. Take it easy and you will do fine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers were really laid-back. The interviews seemed 100% conversational and I was laughing and joking with both my interviewers by the end." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"the school does a really good job on selling you the PBL curriculum. i'm not sure if it's for me, but they do a good job convincing you that it is effective and produces good physicians. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Fair" More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, great experience with one interviewer and the other was lukewarm. It is closed file but I saw that one of my interviewers had my grades/mcat!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB is a great school, with great students. They are there to become physicians, not there to impress anybody. The interviewers that I had just wanted to get to know me, not the me on paper. I found this really refreshing. They were mainly conversational...No tough questions. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Galveston is actually really pretty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews are spread out and not very organized. I had two interviews, but not one was with an MD which I thought was strange." More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed. The interviews were formulaic, and thankfully did not ask any ethical or current issues questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"I will rate UTMB as my top choice. They gave me an interview before they had my MCAT scores. Students are very positive and everyone seems to get along really well. My first interviewer was a physician. He took me on a tour around his unit and some other places. He even walked me to my second interview (very good first impression). My second interview was with an MD/PhD. He was just as approachable as the first and very easy to talk to. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the day went very smoothly. There was not a whole lot of downtime and the day ended relatively early. The island is great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I think that this is a great school with a very relaxed atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB provides free parking in the parking garage. The opening presentation was short and sweet. Interviews were scheduled one after the other, but the interviews were only supposed to be 30 min long, and there was plenty of time to get to the next interview. My interviewers were both very nice and answered all my questions about Galveston and UTMB at length. The interviews were stress free and conversational instead of grilling. Lunch was delicious and they gave us candy because it was Halloween! Also, the campus tour was cool, it was a small group (there were 4 of us plus the student guide) so it was easy to ask questions. He took us to the gross anatomy lab and showed us a cadaver, and also to the "control room" where they watch you as you interact with a standardized patient (an actor). Overall, UTMB has very nice facilities, great students and faculty, and if you like a small city and island weather, Galveston is great." More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB gets a bad rap due to its low board pass rates after it introduced its new curriculum. However, they have really worked out the kinks and they are now up to a 97% pass rate. I was really impressed by the whole experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very exited even before I got to the school. I took the online tour and was amazed at how beautiful the school was. This was also a feeling shared by many of my fellow interviewees. I was interviewed my two doctors, one PHD and one MD. The PHD was interested in my research. The MD was concerned about my undergrad grades, seemed satisfied with my answer (I hope). There are things to do in Galveston. I was told that the waves do get big enough to surf(by my PHD) I was also told by my MD that the greens fee at the municipal golf course is only 10 dollars. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a decent interview experience. The night before event was not too helpful. The interviews weren't stressful at all, which I was weirdly disappointed by. Not that I like stress...but it almost seemed like they didn't really care. ? " More from this Member | Report Response

"The first interview went how everyone else reported their interviews went: great, no stress, just a nice conversation and a few questions. The second interviewer seemed like he was interested in finding mistakes in my application and confronting me with them. It was more stressful, and I felt like he didn't want me to succeed from the moment I walked in the door. He was not actually rude or anything (other than calling me OLD), but I felt like he was adversarial and like he was testing my reaction to stress. It saddened me that it wasn't as pleasant of an experience as the first interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was an overall good experience. Board scores are up at this program. Looks like UTMB is trying to get out of the cellar with its reputation compared to its sister programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed by UTMB. Their new curriculum is great for very motivated and organized individuals who like to learn independently. The faculty and students are friendly. The UTMB campus looks like a small town college campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first interview of the season and I had a great time. While I did not get too much out of the night before the interview program It did give me the chance to meet my fellow interviewees and to sort of share our axiety about the night before. I was able to get many of my questions answered and had new ones to ask at my interview the next day. Both of my interviewers were scientists not Physicians so I made it a point to ask them about their research. overall it was laid back and non threatening." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive. Great school, nice people!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredibly laid-back. UTMB seems to use the interviews to simply get to know who you are. They're not trying to stump/stress you. Both interviews felt like conversations rather than interviews. The day starts @ 8:30AM, ends around 2PM. Overall, I was impressed w/the campus, the students, and the faculty. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I had only heard bad things about Galveston, but the visit really improved my attitude. This is another fine medical school. Just don't forget your can of OFF." More from this Member | Report Response

"Both of my interviewers were really nice. Your interviewers see your application, except they do not know your MCAT score or your GPA. So they really want to get to know you as a person (aside from numbers), and see if you would be a good fit for the school. The students were helpful as well-- they answered a lot of my questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"In addition to tons of exposure to community medicine in the area... UTMB also serves Texas' prison community (lots of end stage pathology). Their curriculm is what really attracts me b/c my learning style fits with this type of instruction." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with how enthusiastic every one is about the curriculum, including the interviewers. There were tons of students available to talk to and they seem like a great bunch of people. Very relaxed and positive experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just wanted to clarify on the previous 2 posts. Austin: 3rd and 4th years can choose to either spend the whole year in Austin or do a couple of rotations there (Brackenridge, Children's). If you spend the whole year, you need to find your own housing for the year. I think there are 24 students there from the current 3rd year class doing the whole year. If you do a couple of rotations in Austin, housing is provided for you for free (4 students per 2 bedroom apts) because they don't want you paying rent for 2 places. Rotations that require a patient simulation to demonstrate your history and physical exam skills (internal med, family med, pedi) will require that you come back to Galveston to take the exam (travel costs are reimbursed but capped). For family med, you can request to go anywhere in Texas. Boards: It's hard to tell whether the curriculum has any affect on anything. The administrators will say "yes" if the results are good and "it's too early to tell" if the results are bad. We're not in class as long as other schools are, which is both good and bad. Students end up skipping class anyways if there're too many classes. Bottom line: Board studying is up to you, how motivated you are, and how much your friends motivate you. The class that had the reputation for the bad board scores/pass rate just graduated (or at least should have). Current 4th years improved on that class, but hovered around the UTMB average (~210, nat'l avg 215) because the people who did poorly did really poorly, dragging the average down. But a lot of people in the current 4th year class did really well because they freaked out over how the class before them did. We freaked out too. The current 3rd year class studied early and studied hard. And when everyone is studying for the Boards, it's hard to slack off. Anyhow, we've always had the 6 weeks of summer break after 2nd year. I don't know if the Dean said this during the info session, but what the Dean's office did was purchase a national prep course/board question bank for ALL OF US for free. We could extend our access to the bank at our own cost. We also had 3rd & 4th years tutor us for free or for a nominal fee. That probably made the difference. The 97% pass rate they're quoting you corresponds to a 225, when the nat'l avg is a 217 this year. At least 111 students scored above 221 (corresponds to a score of 90), and at least 24 students had scores that corresponded to a 99. Obviously, students and faculty are all very excited about this and they want to keep the upward trend going. Hope this helps. Best of luck with interviews!" More from this Member | Report Response

"This is a school that is selling itself. Instead of the feeling... prove to them why they should accept you, it is quite the opposite. The interview is basically them selling the school to you. This attitude spills out into everything else. This is a great school, and I sense with all the positives about it... applicants who appreciate the friendly atmosphere will be placing it as their top choice in the match." More from this Member | Report Response

"Galveston appears to be a wonderful place to live for those, like myself, who are attracted to a smaller, more intimate community. The clinical facilities seemed to offer a lot of opportunities, and the option to spend the vast majority of your third and fourth years at Breckenridge in Austin was very appealing. (Although, again, no one seemed to be very informed about this either.) The school has more of a campus feel than many other Texas schools. They have a nice gym, plenty of quiet study environments, and a decent student center. The curriculum allows for a ton of time off during your basic science years, which implies that a lot of the learing is done by you at home. Honestly, it was really hard to get a straight answer as to how this formula played out as far as future success in residency, but this is likely because the curriculum is only 5 years old. They are conscious of their reputation for turning out low board scores and strongly emphasized that there second year class this year had a 97% pass rate for Step Ones, and that their mean score was well above the national average. It's hard to know whether or not this speaks to the tweaking of the curriculum or to a unique class. I tend to lean toward the former. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very stress-free. The interviewers were very laid back and just wanted to talk and get to know me better. I do appreciate that the school looks at the whole individual and not just stats and numbers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think UTMB has lost a lot of quality in recent years. I hope that the school will be able to get back some of it's former glory." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a very positive interview. I learned a lot about the school and its curriculum. The students are awesome!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really liked this school and it is now number 2 on my list mostly because of the curriculm and the history behind it. My interviewers were great too and gave me alot of useful info about living there. Some of the students didnt seem to be happy there though but they seemed to be the type that would complain about anywhere there were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school with really friendly faculty and students, although the emphasis on PBL may not be to every applicant's liking. Interviews are very relaxed, so no need to be nervous." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great interviews!! They were totally interested in me as a contemplative individual rather than as a pre-med. Very innovative curriculum; in several years will no doubt be the top school in the state. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Horrible! :(" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews at UTMB were pleasant. I enjoyed seeing the school but left with a very neutral impression." More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviews were really laid back and everyone was friendly. galveston is not my first choice but the experience was okay." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were very laid back. They seemed mostly to want to see if you fit in with the atmosphere - friendly and cooperative. This was the best organized & friendliest interview I've had." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience, except for the 30 bug bites i got! although both my interviewers ended up talking way more than I did, so I felt like it was almost a waste of my plane ticket and time for me to even be sitting there. But they were fairly nice, so that was good. " More from this Member | Report Response

"the first one was a bit odd, but friendly all the same. the second was much better. the interviewers are not writing anything down when they talk to you. i guess they're just there to see what your personality is like. no need to plug your C.V. here, just be very personable." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was a really nice, laid-back day. no rough questions. one of my interviewers ended up chatting with me for an hour and a half and then told me he'd give me his highest recommendation (wow). i was told that they instruct interviewers to keep the sessions laid back and easy. And they really were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty is arrogant (with an 82% pass rate!) Students say they have few postive experiences with the faculty and say they are treated like an "experiment" with the new PBL based curriculum. students said that the USMLE step one pass rates have declined there every year since the school adopted the self directed learning curriculum." More from this Member | Report Response

"UTMB was really great. The students seem to really love it. Our tour guide was extremely friendly and helpful. The interviews are semi-open file. They have your application, but not your grades or MCAT scores." More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 185
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 91
Neutral 19
Discouraging 2

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.37 108

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 101
Out of state 11

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 30
2-3 hours 24
4-6 hours 39
7+ hours 17

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 24
Automobile 85
Train or subway 2
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 49
$101-$200 22
$201-$300 10
$301-$400 5
$401-$500 3
$501+ 8

What airport did you use?

Houston-Hobby

N/A

BWI to AUS

HOU- Houston/Hobby

dfw

Hobby

Hob

HOU

IAH

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 1
With students at the school 24
Friends or family 12
Hotel 50
Home 3
Other 1

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.20 116

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.92 118

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.20 118

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.37 54

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
8.71 55

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
7.12 49

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"Awesome day and awesome school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"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

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