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  • University of Texas Medical School-Houston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

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)?

"The classic "why do you want to go into medicine?"" Report Response

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

"What other schools are you applying to - and why do you think you will come back to Texas?" Report Response

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

"How have your parents influenced your decision?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to deal with failure as a doctor (i.e., when you can't help your patients)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What could you have done to better prepare yourself for med school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school website, talked to classmates who had attended UT, read my personal statement, application, and read over potential interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Texas Med Center is great. The students were overwhelmingly happy and enthusisastic about their school... maybe a little too enthuiastic?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Downtown Houston. The flood damage is still severe, and it looks like they're not going to fix it any time soon. I don't know if the school tries to attract the top academic students - they repeatedly stated that "your grades and MCATs don't matter to us"" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You don't really have time for all of the tours, so take the ones that you're interested in as soon as you can." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewed was a cross between a stoner and a cheap zombie from the Thriller video. He hadn't read my file and was clearly not really interested in conducting an interview from the get-go. All of his questions were very bland and could easily have been answered by reading my file. Bleh. Hopefully that was just the interviewer and not representative of the school - my second interviewer was great, very conversational. The students were very helpful, though I got a feeling of a whole lot of Texas A&M-ness, which may or may not be a detractor for you. Overall, it was a pleasant day, and the message from the Dean that started the day was very inspirational - they are indeed serious about their patient-care there, so I think it may be a better place for clinical medicine than others." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2002

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