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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Do you think you will have time for extra-curricular activity while you are in medical school?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to UMich?" Report Response

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

"What clinical experience have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You have performed a great deal - why didn't you direct?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The best part of your clinical experience in Africa was spending time with patients and developing a relationship with them. Will you still want to be a doctor if you can only spend 5 minutes with each of your patients?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read as much as I could about the school. Reviewed my own application very thoroughly. Kept up with current events, and read the feedback on this site. Don't worry - the interviewers were super-nice, and it was just an enjoyable conversation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is fabulous - the people were both intelligent and friendly. Perhaps the most diverse student body I saw in any of my interviews; there are students from a huge variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. I really can't say enough positive things about the place, and I sensed that others in my interview group felt the same." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school has such an excellent reputation, particularly among residency directors. The students were extremely impressive, but also down-to-earth and very friendly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Of all the schools I interviewed at, including other highly-ranked ones, UMich has by far the best facilities and best atmosphere. The buildings were modern, clean, attractive. The people were impressive and friendly. The curriculum is great, and it's only getting better with the changes that were made for next year. UMich is an amazing place. I hope I am accepted - I would definitely attend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2003

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