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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

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)?

"standard questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""You probably won't go to Minnesota if you get accepted here, will you?" (an interesting twist on "why minnesota?") This was followed by a series of questions regarding the likelyhood of me staying in MN after graduation (do you have family/connections here, etc.)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS, read the Univ. of WA bioethics site. Look at one of the late October reviews for the link (it's excellent). Read my 2' app and thought over and reread some of my research. Looked at the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students loved it there, seemed to be pretty cohesive (studying in groups, even though I don't usually do that myself). Anatomy curriculum is packed into 8" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1) The director of medicine was like a car salesman, and really spent his time talking about his illustrious career and how great UMN med is- if it's so great, let it speak for itself a little more. 2) With the pass-fail grading system, students I talked to mostly just seemed intent on JUST passing, even though your scores will be used for residency selection, recommendations, etc. My tour guide quoted me that students probably only study 1-2 hours (if at all) a night." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much more expensive it really is for out of state applicants, and how much they can press you for "why MN" if you're an out of stater." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My visit was enjoyable. I had my interview in the morning (you can request this- do so!) so during the rest of the day I wasn't nervous like the students who interviewed in the afternoon. I'm from out of state, so my interview seemed to be mostly about whether I would stay in MN after graduation- he perked up though once he knew how much family I had in the area/state. The students they've selected for interviews seem to be very relaxed and interesting people, and the whole health building seems to be actively growing. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2002

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