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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

50 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your research. " Report Response

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

"Why Rochester?" Report Response

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

"How are going to decide which medical school to attend?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"At one point, I was asked to recommend a book I'd recently read to my interviewer." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Everything was pretty conversational...However, one interviewer asked, if I was a cell in the body, what type of cell would I be and why." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over the website, prepared questions for interviewers based on what I saw, practiced discussing my research and motivations to attend Rochester in particular and med school in general..." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is truly outstanding -- an unprecedented amount of clinical exposure during the first two years. Also the facilities were beautiful, and I really liked everyone I met (students, faculty, and staff). As an added bonus, Rochester will fund any med student to go abroad during the summer between first and second year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Maybe I drove through the wrong areas, but the City of Rochester seemed fairly depressed...Not sure how much there is to do in the area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there are toll booths in between the Buffalo Airport and Rochester...I was stuck having to explain to the toll guy why I didn't have 20 cents to give him." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole day at Rochester was great...Everyone seems really happy...It would be a great place to go to school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2002

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