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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lubbock
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 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)?

"I usually try to be thorough here, but in my two interviews there were no questions that stood out. These were very standard "get to know you" interviews. There were no difficult ethical questions or list questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What books have you read lately?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They were all softballs." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Tech seems to be concerned about the ambiance of there facilities. Most things in the buliding just feel nice and classy. There new student rec center is really cool. They are building brand new class rooms that will open in October. I like that the med school campus is connected to the undergraduate campus, and you can go to football games and other undergraduate-related activities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The class days are very traditional and very long. They do not offer a whole lot of time to prepare for boards like some schools. Also, there is very little patient contact in the first two years (although this doesn't bother me as much as some). My first interviewer really didn't interview me. In the thirty minutes alloted he told me about the history of the school and the history of Lubbock. I probably talked a total of 5 minutes - I didn't know quite how to feel about it. It was hard to know when and if to interject during his diatribe just so I could distinguish myself from the other interviewees. The second interview was redeeming, though. Each of the interviewers interviews several students back to back, and then they meet together that evening to present and evaluate each candidate together as a group." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It sounded as if you could be sent to do your clinical years in a place you don't want to be (like Amarillo), especially if you're single and mobile. You won't know where you are going to be assigned for years three and four until after you're there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tech seems to be a nice school, similar in many ways to A&M. The class size will be 140 next year, which is quite a bit bigger than A&M, though. Lubbock is way out there in west Texas, but as a city it's not bad at all. They have the most traditional curriculum I have seen so far, meaning you will be in class most of the day should you choose to go. The interview day is long, and there are several breaks during which you can hang out and play pool or ping pong in the student center. Overall, it's becoming clear that every school is great as far as education, but there are some important differences such as location and perks that will ultimately spell the difference between spots three through six on my match list." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/29/2003

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