4 out of 10
At the school
"Standard: Why Medicine? Why Mayo?"
"Tell me about your leadership experiences and what they have taught you."
"Say you are Bill Gates...Come up with a way to fix health care as it currently stands."
"What is the thing you are LEAST proud of?"
"Read the website, searched online for other peoples' interview experiences."
"The facilities are top notch. The buildings are beautiful, and the faculty seem eager to teach the students. I was really taken back by how extravagant the main Mayo Building is. They are a very wealthy school."
"The town of Rochester is a little dull for someone who has come from a major city. There doesn't seem like there is a lot to do for fun out there. "
"The day is very long, so try as best you can to get a good nights rest before, even if you are nervous. You are going to be tired."
"Overall the experience was very positive. I arrived at the main student adminstrative building at 7:45 am. We were given a brief introduction to our day as well as some general Mayo information. All the interviews for each interviewee that day are scattered throughout the day, so we all had some free time to sit in on classes, walk around the campus, or check out the student areas between our scheduled interviews. We all met again to eat lunch with a couple of third year medical students. After that we all met with the chair of the admissions committee, and she gave us a presentation of the curriculum and the many opportunities available to us as students here. At the end of the day, a student came to give us a tour of the area, but we were all so tired by that time that we just sat with her and chatted for a while. The interviews themselves were very laid back, with the interviewers just asking questions more to get to know you rather than trick you. They have your application in front of them so they simply asked about things that stood out to them."