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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

Open file

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

"What's your take on abortion? Euthanasia? Stem cell research?" Report Response

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

"Why Mayo?" Report Response

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

"Describe your research to me." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most pressing healthcare problem, and your solution to it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS application, their school description online, and why I wanted to go there. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Incredible student-faculty ratios of like 1:20, meaning you get mostly 1-on-1 interactions especially during your clinical rotations! Beautiful outpatient facilities...the subway level is like a mall. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The length of the day. 10 hrs. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No surprises for me. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Info packed day. Definitely as long as others have said. 8 am orientation. 2 45-50 min interviews. 10-11:30 public tour of outpatient buildings/historical collections/history of the Mayo Clinic. 12 noon lunch with med student. 1-4, self-led tour of facilities (they tell you where they'd like you to visit). 4-5, tour led by medical student. My first interviewer was very conversational, very encouraging. My 2nd interviewer had a more straightforward Q-and-A approach, but offered much advice on things I should consider when deciding on Mayo, being a west-coaster. Oh yeah, for those of you coming from sunnier climates, Rochester is a verrrry cold place. A heavy coat is a welcome travel accessory." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2002

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