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  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Winston-Salem
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10


How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Typical questions: what do you do for fun, family, etc." Report Response

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

"Did you not get in last year (I took a year off to work/research)" Report Response

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

"What was your favorite/least favorite class/part of college?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name 3 people, a family member, peer, and authority, and a characteristic about them that applies to being a good/bad doctor (ya I know it didn't make all that much sense)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is the reason that you took a year off because you didn't get in last year? (this wasn't hard to answer; but it made me feel like I had to defend myself which was unecessary... other schools have thought it was totally normal and even positive that I took a year off to work)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read this site, read up on ethical issues (although the interviews didn't allow for much time for much of anything)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the women from the Medical Guild that led us around were very nice, and so were the other interviewies; Winston-Salem is pretty and everyone is very friendly, they had a lot more artsy and cultural events in the city than I expected" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't see many students, and those we did speak too were not all that enthusiastic; the grading system is 3-2-1-0 which sounds a lot like a b c d to me" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"We walked into the cadaver lab about 20 minutes before the interview and a doctor was sawing through a skull- just be mentally prepared if you have not seen this before" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall this is a nice school and I don't mean to convey such a negative opinion, its just that the interviews were so short and the format of rotating from one to the other was stressful... it was hard to feel like anyone got to know me." Report Response

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