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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

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

"Tell me about your family and where you grew up." Report Response

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

"Where do you see your professional career ten years from now." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Galveston?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"About my family background and the community I grew up in. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe my professional career ten years from now." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

What impressed you positively?

"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.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2002

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