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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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)?

"Why are you looking at UTH when you left Texas for undergrad and studied abroad?" Report Response

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

"Give me a brief synopsis of your childhood." Report Response

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

"Do you have any particular fields of interest in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All were very standard (motivations for medicine, life story, etc.), except for the question listed below under "Most Difficult Question." " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A man's wife is near death and the only medicine to save her life is much too expensive. After thinking about it, he decides to steal it from a local pharmacy. What are your thoughts? Is he justified in his actions? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on UTH website. Tried to collect my thoughts on such things as managed care, genetics, etc. The interviewers will be able to tell if you're spouting out something from TIME magazine last week, versus really know what you're talking about. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The camaraderie of the students. UTH will sell this on you -- and they are right in doing that, because it's really apparent. The faculty is supportive as well. And lunch is great, too - fully catered." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking. It ran me $9.00 for only 8 hours there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"In your field of interest (i.e. neurology), look up some of the faculty's research interests at UTH. It is likely that one of your interviewers will be a Ph.D. and the other an M.D. Apparently, I was informed that one interviewer sits on the admissions panel and the other is just to find out some additional background info on you (they do not tell you which they are). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a great experience for a first interview. They really make you feel at home. And relax, it's so low stress! They even say they're not out to rattle you like some other schools. They're just looking for who's a good fit. Also, I get the impression that they are not focused on the numbers game...ECs are more focused upon." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/29/2002

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