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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
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?

45 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)?

"All questions were personal and specific to my essays." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""What do you see as the biggest problem facing medicine today?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I did not feel that any question was particularly difficult. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, knew my application well, read "Severed Trust", which details the troubles of our health care system (an excellent and very informative book)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Many of the buildings are either brand new or have recently been remodeled. The friendliness of all the staff and students. The first year students that gave our tour were very happy to be at the U and had nothing but postive things to say. The wealth of opportunities to get involved in activities outside of academics. The new curriculum/schedule gives more time during the summer. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The presentation by the admissions person could use some work. Nothing about the school or program." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That anatomy is done in a block in the first seven weeks. The students said that it was strenuous, but enjoyed only having to worry about the course by itself. Your application is evaluated by a number of people before the final decision is made. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very laid-back and informal. The questions were all personal and related to my essays and experiences, nothing ethical or hypothetical. My interviewer was very encouraging and genuinely seemed interested in me. He had worked at a number of other institutions and said that the U was his favorite. Overall I felt that the interviewer really got to know me (as much as someone can in 45 min.)and what I had to offer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2002

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