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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
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?

1

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)?

"What are doing now? What do you do for fun? Why medicine ( in a general way)?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Are you confident in your abilities to handle a medical school curriculum?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the biggest concerns facing health care these days? How do you handle stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discussing the role of physician as advocate vs. scientist and relating that to a previous job I had held. My first interview was very converstational and flowed well. The interviewer was attempting to get to know me not by just hearing my story. This discussion on "uncertainty" seemed very abstract but I thought was very intereresting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The above discussion was the most difficult. He wasn't mean or overbearing. It was just simply different. He was asking how I felt and would respond to situtations where I knew I was being directly lied to. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my essay and short answers. Read interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student facilitites. The lounge is very nice. The library is great and the first year classroom was cozy, comfortable and I could see myself there every day for a year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of preparedness of the staff for interviewees. There were no name tags and the agenda was pretty loose. Two students lead us around which made of for this." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"2/3 of tuition is defered until medical training is complete. That means through residency. Wow! and its already cheap to begin with" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Fine day. I was in the afternoon interview group. There were only 7 of us total. My secodn itnerview was a piece of cake. He asked simple things from my application and I think he was more nervous than me. On the tour definitely ask to see the Anatomy Museum. It is an amazing collection of specimens that would definitely provide a key learning source." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2003

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