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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why didn't you get in last year/how have you improved as an applicant?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Was your undergraduate institution difficult/did it prepare you well?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Was your undergraduate institution difficult/did it prepare you well? This question wasn't THAT difficult, but it was unexpected, and the way it was asked led me to think my interviewer had made assumptions about my college being easy." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN, practiced answering with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UNC really speaks for itself; top ranked in research, primary care, and public health, and a great location. Students seem really happy and relaxed. I think this is a school where students can find happiness and satisfaction quite easily. Amount of time in class seems less than many schools (generally 8am-1pm)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview day is not efficient; some people waited nearly two hours for their first interview and had nothing to do during this time. As for the school itself, student housing would be really nice, at least for the social experience. There was practically no mention of financial aid, even though there is a lot to talk about regarding state and federal loan repayment programs. It would be great if there was a "track program" like some schools have." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew this going in, but if you're reading this you might not: you will have two interviewers at UNC. One of your two interviewers will be a voting member of the admissions committee (ADCOM) and will play a key role in the decision for your application. At some schools, the interview is just another component of your application, but at UNC, the ADCOM interviewer can truly make or break your chances for getting in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UNC is an incredible place. The interview day might be a bit disorganized and unstructured, but don't be deceived; UNC is a top-notch institution. Here, you really find a sweet spot between location, academics, and student happiness." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/2012

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Wish the interview day had less down time and was more structured. Would have preferred some more formal talks by administrators/financial aid. I don't understand why UNC's state residency form is so much more complicated than ECU's. But the admissions staff were awesome, as were the cookies!" Report Response

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