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  • Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hanover
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your involvement with the cycling team." Report Response

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

"Have you thought about what speciality you would like to go into? " Report Response

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

"What do you like to do outside of class and your extra-curriculars?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite Honors department class you've taken as an undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Of all the areas of healthcare, why medicine? (hard to answer this one without coming across as power hungry or cocky)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"watched the DVD, DMS website, SDN, reviewed my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"pretty much everything. the setting - this school really is in the middle of nowhere as the whole upper valley area only has a population of about 30,000; dartmouth-hitchcock medical center is a beatiful, state-of-the art teaching hospital; there is definately an emphasis on ambulatory medicine; grading scheme and curriculum also suit my tastes" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"little patient diversity. put it this way, you're not going to see many cases of sickle-cell anemia. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the hanover inn is about a 10 minute walk from the med school. if you have the money, it's the place to stay." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"DMS was everything I'd expected from my research on the school. It is a small New England medical school, to use their words. It is a rural setting, with a patient population representative of the varying socioeconomic statuses of the people living there. I had two interviewers, one a professor and one a second-year student. Both had read my file before the interview and asked questions relating to things I'd written about. Neither grilled me or did anything unpleasant; they just wanted to convserve with me and get to know me a little better. The admissions staff is very open about how the admission process works, and they're also very nice in general. In large part because of the ruralness and intamacy of the whole place, DMS is my clear-cut top choice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/30/2003

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