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  • University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Aurora
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)?

"When you die in 70-80 years, what will your friends say about you at your eulogy?" Report Response

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

"If you had a patient with a terminal illness who was suffering greatly and wanted to die, but you were practicing in a state where euthanasia is illegal, would you give him an extra dose of morphine if you knew that it would be impossible for you to be caught?" Report Response

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

"Who do you look up to most and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know the history behind St. Crispin's Day? (WHAT?!?) But he didn't care that I didn't know it and proceeded to tell me for TEN minutes!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If a patient came into your clinic who suffered from widely metastatic cancer and was bleeding and in pain, but was an illegal alien without any health insurance, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website and materials I received from the school, re-read my medical ethics class books, went to bed early." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was really excited to interview with a faculty member I had met a few times before during a summer internship. He recognized me and knew a lot about my experiences other than what I put down on my application. He also phrased questions in ways that were creative and put me more at ease." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interviewer was really nice, but totally random! He didn't ask me any questions that seemed to be related to anything. We discussed Shakespeare's Henry V and the battles that took place for about 10 min. and he told me about his friend in Japan for about 10 min. as well. I kept wondering if it was a bad thing that he talked a lot more than I did." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. I was pretty well-prepared for the interview process and know the school well." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very surprised at how laidback my interview was and at how cool all of the other applicants were. I'd heard that I would be interviewed by a medical student and some old decrepit retired MD who is about to die. However, both of my interviewers were docs and both were young- in their 30s or 40s. They were very polite and held door open for me and asked me very interesting questions. The other applicants were very friendly and we all discussed random things such as our favorite fruit and movies rather than MCAT scores and GPAs. The people running the process were very nice and helpful. I was really stressed out before I got to UCHSC, but as soon as I stepped into the room, I was immediately put at ease. My advice to anyone interviewing here is to relax, be confident, and look forward to two interesting conversations with really cool doctors who sincerely want to get to know you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2002

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