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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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?

4

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"MD interview: tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"MD/PhD interview: Why MD/PhD? Explain facets of your research." Report Response

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

"MD/PhD interview: What lessons have you learned from events in your life? What kind of emotional/psychological support system do you have in place?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In the MD/PhD interview, the panel seemed very interested in my past. For example, they asked me what I learned from my experience of living in a car during high school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you have enough clinical experience to know what you're getting into?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the MD/PhD website and my application. Thoroughly reviewed my research." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Many things. They have a brand new shock trauma center and a beautiful atrium in the hospital. "Smart rooms" facilitate med-student studying and exam taking. Program administrators and interviewers were all extremely helpful and friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. The school is very research intensive, but they aren't as heavy on clinical skill training as I would like." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Some research departments are strong, others seem to be not so strong. It would have been nice to know which before the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Highly positive experience. The first hour is spent with the program director and his power point presentation. There is an MD only interview after this, but it's only important if you are not given a position in the MD/PhD program. There are three to five informal meetings with faculty in your areas of interest and the day ends with a half-hour panel interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2003

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