4 out of 10
At the school
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"Tell me about yourself and your interest in medicine."
"Tell me more about your research."
"What for you would mean success in medicine?"
"Who is your role model or hero? (difficult because I have many but no one who i idolize)"
"read this site, read their brochure and their website, practiced common questions aloud, got a good night's sleep"
"everything - the dedication of their faculty, caliber of the students (and their friendliness!) and their reputation"
"the tour, but hurricane isabel was starting and they had cancelled classes but kept interviews going, so we had to have the tour inside and the tunnels were dingy but functional - a lot of the campus is functional at the expense of some of the aesthetics. if you like a pretty campus, might want to think of another school..."
"It was a great interview experience with one closed-file, short student interview and one open-file longer faculty interview. Don't let the small talk with fourth-year students who are on the committee scare you because they're really cool and just want to get to know you and answer questions for you. There's really no reason to stress and it was a much more relaxed day than I thought it would be. Also, my interview experience was slightly hectic because they had just moved into their new building and the hurricane was a-comin! oof was that a mess. Anyway, they're not all about research or competition either - you'll see when you get there how laid back the students and faculty really are."