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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"HMO and effect on clinical practice" Report Response

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

"Why medicine, why UMass" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun (Discussion about hockey followed because I said I'm a big Bruins fan)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you handle the frustration of medical practice?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you prepared for the constraints of HMO medicine (e.g., spending only 5 minutes with a patient?)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, read up about UMass from website and friends who currently go there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are awesome! The campus is beautiful! The students are cooperative!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interview was in another building and I was late to my second because I didn't have enough time to make it back. The second interviewer was cool with it, though." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a really strong international experience program, with its own office and substantial budget." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I llked the school before I visited, and positively LOVE it now. Too bad it's so hard to get in. One question that had concerned me before I visited UMass was that the School would be adversely affected by the Commonwealth's fiscal woes. But it seems that the med school has good friends on Beacon Hill that keep the cash pipeline flowing. Also, the research dollars UMass has been awarded from other sources has grown in the last few years by tens of millions of dollars. GO HERE if you get in. You'll never regret your decision." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2003

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