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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
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?

50 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?

Open file

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

"Academic- So how did you feel that you did on the MCAT Personal- Explain your childhood to me" Report Response

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

"Academic- How did you do in your science classes Personal- Do you feel that you were disadvantaged" Report Response

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

"Academic- What specialties are you interested in Personal- Have you done anything that you regret" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you done anything in your childhood that you regret and wish that you could take back?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"About my childhood and describing my lifestyle. Not because it was complex, but because it is something I tend to not talk about." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read the school's website, SDN, and spoke with a friend that is currently enrolled at the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical rotations are far superior than anywhere else I have been. A lot of variety in locations and upon leaving there one would be a very clinically skilled physician." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well generally this is where people say that Memphis is Memphis, but I found that it wasn't as bad as I was told. So therefore nothing negatively impressed me. It is one of those things that you have to take certain safety precautions, but all that I spoke with have had no trouble." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish that I had known how great the clinical rotations were. I was always told that it was a great school, but I didn't realize how much until I got there. No one told me about the amount of involvement that you are allowed as a medical student and the amount of different cases that are presented to you during your clerkships. Far superior to many programs in the country in my opinion." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the experience was good. There was some complications getting my interview packet because of an incorrect address but I got an e-mail about 4 days ahead of time. I did one interview in Chattanooga on a Monday and then another in Memphis on Wednesday. This happened because I live in Chattanooga so they made it convienent for me. Because of this on interview day I only had one interview while others had two and some were back to back. One interview is a personal interview and the other is an academic interview. This allows the admissions committee to see both sides of the applicant. Plus it isn't as repetitive. I was able to sit in on classes, check out all the facilities, speak with students, and experience Memphis. My interview in Chattanooga lasted an hour and it was academic in nature. It was the usual interview about grades and MCAT scores. The personal interview was done in memphis for me. It was a little bit rough to start with since I had never really experienced an interview just on my personal attributes. This one was slightly shorter in duration. Around 50 minutes long. Of course the interviews are dependent upon which interviewer you get. Also, one last note, don't expect to come here and sit in a room and wait for your interviews. You go to your interviewer's office, wherever that is on campus, and there is a lot of walking involved. There are 2 tours. One of the academic campus and showing you where everything is located. The other is a clinical tour. Memphis is lucky in the fact that there are several hospitals within walking distance from campus. You WILL walk to most of these hospitals and get tours throughout them. It will depend on your tour guide though. So word of advice. Wear comfortable shoes." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2003

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