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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"(regarding my research) What were your hypotheses and how did you test them?" Report Response

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

"What unique quality would make you an asset to Rochester?" Report Response

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

"Tell me how you became interested in medicine and what you have done that demonstrates your commitment to medicine." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is so satisfying about music? (I majored in music and we were talking about my research)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the biggest problem with our health care system today?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this site, practiced answering questions out loud, read the brochure they sent and read their website, went out and had fun the night before to relax" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how happy, friendly and satisfied the students are - i knew four of the first years from undergrad and they were all thrilled with their first month of school. they said the faculty actually listen to and use their suggestions for improvement!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"i happened to get an annoying schedule - i had two hours to spend in the morning before my first interview, but that ended up being fine because i sat in on classes - DO THAT! then in the afternoon, my second interview wasn't until 3:30, so i had to kill 2.5 hours pretty much wandering around the hospital. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing - have those 4 extracurricular activities in mind to write down." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They make the day really relaxing and fun. Even though the famous Mary Scardetta (loved secretary) is leaving, the new secretary is great and even though the day starts early, it's really relaxing. The interviews are very laid back and straightforward, and everyone is so approachable. They purposely make it closed file because they want you to be yourself without feeling like you're being evaluated, and some of them don't even want to know your four extracurricular activities! Both of mine did the interviews completely blindly and just wanted to hear about me and what I like to do and what drives me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2003

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