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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

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)?

"Besides the question mentioned above, they were really straight forward." Report Response

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

"Both interviewers asked me to list three strengths and weaknesses." Report Response

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

"Both asked about my parents backgrounds." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had to assemble a four-member committee to advise the president on abortion legislation, who would you appoint and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clearly this school has a lot of money. They exude a certain confidence, not to say pretentiousness, that made me feel excited to be there. They had humor in their presentations and kept the interview day relatively short - both good things." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"To some extent the idea of living in Dallas is not appealling, and housing is not as cheap or widely available as it is at some of the other (less badass) state schools. The school did seem to have somewhat of a complex about their national ranking - they do not feel that they are ranked high enough. I, on the other hand, think that 17 in the nation is pretty much great." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"In Texas, Southwestern seems to have this reputation of being full of a bunch of gunners. While the students there are definitely sharp, they also seemed very accessible and friendly. Also, their recreation center is the best in Texas. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Yet another great Texas school. This place ranks right up there with Baylor, and it will be difficult to pick between the two should I be lucky enough to be accepted to both. Southwestern is just classy. The interviewee pool was top-notch, and the opportunities during clinical training at Parkland are second to none. The curriculum / grading system lends itself to a moderately high level of competition, but it should not scare anyone off. Their board scores and residency placements are awesome, so if you can do well there, you know you will be set. It would be an honor to attend this school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2003

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