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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

Open file

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

"So, why medicine? What impression do you have of doctors? Tell me about your experiences with ________. " Report Response

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

"What can you tell me about yourself that's not already in your application? How did you study for the MCATs? Why do you think ________ was your lowest scoring part on the MCATs? " Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What type of practice do you envision yourself having? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What impression do you have of doctors after having worked with several of them at the hospital?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can you tell me about yourself that is not already in your application?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application materials, looked online at several possible interview questions and thought about what answers I'd give, made sure I was up-to-date on current events, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The relaxed nature of both of my interviews. It was very conversational and none of the questions were particularly difficult. Both interviewers were eager to answer any questions I had. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Construction of the new med school will begin this coming summer--classes may be moved and they might be short on space. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have known how easy going the interviews would be. There were no questions on controversial topics. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both of my interviews were relaxed in nature. They started out by asking where I was from/how I grew up and then went into questions on why I was interested in medicine. Both interviewers asked about what questions they could answer. During my first interview, we spent the last 5 or 10 minutes chit-chatting about places we'd traveled, etc. Very conversational and comfortable. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/23/2003

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