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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?

25 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Do you have any brothers or sisters? What are they interested in doing?" Report Response

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

"What is your MCAT score and GPA?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why Tulane?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Hmmm...no brain teasers..no ethics questions, no questions about healthcare systems, no "if you were in this situation"...however there was a question about my MCAT scores and GPA. It wasn't difficult to recall those numbers but I was curiously wondering about the significance of my answers...would a perceived low MCAT score by the interviewer negatively impact the intervew??...Nevertheless it didn't rattle me too much. All you can ask for is that you try your best and I tried my best to lick them MCATS and maintain a steady GPA." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Dr. Pisano had visited my school last year so I went over some notes I took at his presentation, read over the school's brochure, talked with former classmates who now attend the school, and relaxed--when you're relaxed you think so much better!! So lesson #1 be relaxed and act yourself at Tulane. They just want to see if you fit into their culture and you want to see the same thing." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The outgoing and engaging student body, the very friendly faculty, the opportunities to jump into early work at Charity Hospital, the ability to also grab an MPH in 4 years, the food and music in New Orleans..need I say more. I stayed with a student the night before the interview and everything he and his roomates had to say about their fellow classmates was positive. I would definitely recommend staying with a student if given the chance. It relaxes you and allows you to ask a ton of questions. Also, the other interviewees were friendly and down to earth. No arrogance whatsoever." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nada. The only thing is that there aren't any direct flights from where I'm from to NOLA so I had some flight layovers and with time zone changes that can kind of wig out your system." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Gumbo wasn't on the lunch menu for Monday. The Red Beans and rice were delicious but man I could have used some authentic gumbo. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tulane is off the hook(for those of you not famililar with the lingo "off the hook" = Awesome). I had a wonderful experience conversing with the faculty interviewers, eating lunch with my student interviewer, staying at my host's home the evening before, and just soaking in the non-competitive and nurturing atmosphere at Tulane. I would definitely come here if given the bid. The interviews are closed file so all the interviewers may know are your name and where you attend school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2003

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