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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to come to Tulane?" Report Response

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

"Is anyone in your family a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What kind of music do you like? (two of the three interviewers asked me about this)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So you did well on your MCATs and took very few science courses...how did you do that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They were all pretty laid back, but probably when the interviewer wanted to know about how my clinical experiences influenced by choice of specialty. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, booklet...Also, I stayed with a medical student. I definately recommend this. Not only was she able to show me the city but I got a flavor for the class. Be sure to read over your secondary, it has a few specific quesitons that you may be asked about IF you interview with Dr. Pisano (Dean of Admissions). He is the only one who does open-file interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so open to talking and even though I was there during exam week, they were all nice and not too stressed out." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Downtown New Orleans, where the school is, can be described as "interesting". The quarter is cool and Uptown (where a lot of students live) is nice. But downtown is kinda old and dirty. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just how different the city is from anywhere else. Like the student I was staying with said "it is a whole different world down here"" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very informative, and very low stress. No pressure. Be sure to come up with some questions to ask at the one hour intro session in the morning. Also, I had a really bad experience with the Airport Shuttle, so if you are taking it be sure you have a back up plan. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2003

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