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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?

2 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 your degrees? What do you plan on doing with (non-science degree)?" Report Response

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

"Why academic medicine?" Report Response

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

"Don't you think pediatric subspecialties dealing with terminal illness (my putative field) are depressing? How will you handle failure?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan on using your degree in political science? Even consider lobbying?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really, I don't think my list of hobbies exactly impressed them however." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, look at interviewfeedback, look through materials they handed out." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of students, faculty. Emphasis on student education and happiness. The students seemed really happy and funny as well. I really liked UT-Houston." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really, some of the lab facilities look a bit old. MD Anderson is incredible though. Parking is the worst ever, they try to make excuses about it, but its just horrible horrible planning." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The tours during the daytime are excruciatingly hot. DONT take a tour outside of the building you are in until after your last interview, otherwise you will be all sweaty and dishevelled." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UT-Houston definitely impressed me, I really enjoyed talking to the faculty and the students. The students themselves were pretty funny and easy-going." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/21/2003

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