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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"Since you see yourself as a leader, what would you do if you were in a group and another member also wanted to be in the leader position?" Report Response

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

"What can you tell me about the microbiology of anthrax?" Report Response

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

"What is your weakest characteristic and how do you plan to overcome it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is going on in Afghanistan right now?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain the microbiology of anthrax" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read information on current medical topics such as biological warfare agents, mangaged care, cloning, etc. I also went over my AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The kindness of the staff and the promptness of the interviewers" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I did not get to see the school -- they do interviews three different cities, and both of mine were not even close to the medical school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They give priority to South Dakota residents -- I assumed this was true, but as I understand they do not even allot a certain percentage of their class to out of state students. Also, they are looking for students who are interested in primary care in the rural areas of the state." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I had a good experience at this interview. The atmosphere was totally relaxed. Most of my questions were about my weaknesses, low scores, or low grades that they saw." Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2001

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