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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 do you do outside of studying? Have you been involved with your community? Tell me more about your clinical experiences." Report Response

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

"Know your personal statement, a lot of the discussion comes from this and your AMCAS." Report Response

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

"If you had to commit to a specialty today, what and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is something your mother would say about you, and what is something your brother would say about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me 3 of your worst qualities and 3 of your best qualities." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"website, MSAR" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Absolutely everything! This school is already really good and you can tell they are devoted to getting better." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lecture rooms are a little dingy but they are building a great new building. Also, I'm not really keen on not being guaranteed which campus you'll be at for years 3 and 4. Also, students there said that there is somewhat of an overcompetitive atmosphere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The clinical facilities at UAB are incredibly enormous. There is so much to get involved with professionally." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"To be honest, I did not know a lot about UAB before going, but I left with a huge smile. This school has everything going for it. The faculty and interviewers were all nice. the student led tour was great, my tour guide happily answered every question and seemed to really love her time there. It is definitely one of my top choices now." 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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