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  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Winston-Salem
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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?

Closed file

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

"What do you know about Wake Forest medical school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more specifically what you do in your volunteer job." Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My impressions about an area in which I had done some volunteer work" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest weakness?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my application and essays and this site. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the students I saw and talked to absolutely love the school and talked about how well they were treated there. They also talked about how responsive the faculty are to the students feedback. I had heard briefly about their problem-based curriculum but was not familiar with the details but after hearing more about it I think it sounds like an excellent curriculum especially for someone who is a learn-by-doing type of person. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Wake Forest being the only private school I have interviewed at the cost negitively impressed me the most. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews there are semi-open-file in that the interviewers have copies of your AMCAS essay and your personal statement but none of your statistics. So they ask questions mostly related to what you talked about in your essay. The interviews are also strictly kept to 20 minutes. I had heard before going to the interview about how their USMLE scores had plummeted since switching to the problem-based learning curriculum and I ask the students that took us to lunch about that. They said that initially the school went a little overboard away from tradition core science teaching but now the curriculum has moved back to a better balance and that they expect scores this year to be back where they should be. They also said that even though Step 1 scores dropped after PBL Step 2 scores rose significantly, something which I had not heard. So basically it boils down to PBL may be harder initially but it pays off in the long run. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/28/2003

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