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  • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Nashville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

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

"Tell me about yourself. How do you deal with stress/anger?" Report Response

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

"What did I think of the US and Iraq Conflict?" Report Response

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

"What makes a good medical student? What makes a good doctor? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If I could design a health plan to solve the problems with the ones today, what key elements would I implement?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Based on my grades and MCAT scores, if the Admissions Committee doubted my ability to handle medical school, what would I say to convince them otherwise?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read all of Meharry's webpage. Reviewed my reasons for being a doctor and this school. Read SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"That the school makes such a difference in the health of especially black populations. And the students were nice, I talked to a good number of them." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That the campus is confusing. I actually was lost for my third interview, and no one, including people that worked in the hospital, could tell me where internal medicine was. And the people I talked to in Admissions were not helpful to a lost interviewee. But Dr. Mosley and his wife were the exception, they made sure we knew where to go, and had their cell number. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the weather was so cold in TN. How many interviews I would have that day. It wasn't until that morning that I realized I had two faculty interviews, and it wasn't until lunch that I realized that the students were also evaluating us. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Meharry is a historic school, that focuses on the health of populations that cannot afford medical care. But it is like a non-profit, in that services are lacking funding. I don't feel I left the school with a good idea of how my life would be as a medical student there. My interviews were pretty spaced out, so I checked out a class in the morning, but get there early if you want to sneak out, all the students had grabbed the easy-escape seats. My first interviewer gave me question after question, but it was worked into conversation. It wasn't that he was tryign to throw me off, but he did want to see how I responded to questions. The student interview was mostly off a check-list. The students seem to get along very well. And my third interviewer was able to take the info I gave him about my current interest in health care and ask me everything he could about it, it almost felt like a debate, but comfortable. Overall all three were comfortable, they all seemed interested in getting to know you as a person, as well as what you're capable of. The level 4 stress is that they ask more challenging questions than other schools I've seen." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/24/2003

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