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  • University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Toledo
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?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me more about yourself (I get this everywhere so be prepared!)" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to MCO?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to go to [insert your undergraduate/graduate institution here]?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you rather take.. the elevator or the stairs?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you had an elderly patient who wanted you to practice euthanasia on her, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about previous interviews, read MCO site, talked to the students during the tour (they are very helpful, and many of them know the interviewers)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is so friendly! They tell you everything about what they do during the selection process so you're not left in the dark. There are tons of parking spaces and it was free!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really, MCO seems like a great school. The lockers are kind of old-looking, I guess..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They send acceptance letters a month after the interview, not three weeks like the Dean said. I was miserable for an entire week waiting for that deciding letter. Also, I wished someone would've helped me find my first interviewer's office... that was a challenge." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I first applied to MCO and got the interview, I didn't think that it would be a place that I would really like to go. I did some research about Toledo, but nothing really impressed me that much before I went to the interview. But after taking the tour, and assessing the atmosphere in the small city, I really liked it. I'm from a relatively big city (not as big as NY or Chicago) and Toledo was much smaller, but it is so much less stressful to get around and living is very inexpensive. After thinking about it, what is most important to me for medical school is not the city in which the medical school is located, but the facilities, the curriculum, the residency matches, the people, and the stress level (I don't want to be stressed out just getting to class or an exam). I know that I wouldn't have to worry too much about road rage and parking (which will take a lot off of my mind). The campus is beautiful and the facilities are pretty new and they're gorgeous. The entire campus is connected, so I wouldn't worry about weather issues, and there are lots of living options near and around the school. The interviews were really laid-back and friendly. The first one was a full hour - we had a great conversation about random things like traffic logisitics, even though he did run down a list of questions he planned for me :) and the second interview was very short (~20 min) but he was really nice and told me a story about his neighbor. My advice: Just be yourself - don't try to act like you're something you're not, because people do see through it, and most likely - they'll like you for what you truly are. Also, don't be afraid of saying what you believe... They'll respect you as a collegue when you can talk to them like one." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2002

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