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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
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?

35 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)?

"What else do you do besides studying and going to class?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your job." Report Response

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

"Is anyone else in your family a professional?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare and medicine today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I know about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my application and personal statement, read school viewbook, read feedback on SDN, read website, got plenty of sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus was very nice. UTMB OWNS ITS OWN HOSPITAL so it has a mission to teach, more so than other university affiliated hospitals. Also, there is not a lot of traffic and the campus doesn't have a hustle bustle feel to it. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The HORRIBLE humidity and heat." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UTMB provides free parking in the parking garage. The opening presentation was short and sweet. Interviews were scheduled one after the other, but the interviews were only supposed to be 30 min long, and there was plenty of time to get to the next interview. My interviewers were both very nice and answered all my questions about Galveston and UTMB at length. The interviews were stress free and conversational instead of grilling. Lunch was delicious and they gave us candy because it was Halloween! Also, the campus tour was cool, it was a small group (there were 4 of us plus the student guide) so it was easy to ask questions. He took us to the gross anatomy lab and showed us a cadaver, and also to the "control room" where they watch you as you interact with a standardized patient (an actor). Overall, UTMB has very nice facilities, great students and faculty, and if you like a small city and island weather, Galveston is great." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2003

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