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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?

5 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)?

"open-ended: tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why medicine and why now? (nontrad!)" Report Response

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

"What is the biggest difficulty that the physician faces? (referring to the doc I shadowed)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How is being a nontraditional student an asset in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me more about yourself. (I was running out of things to say!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"interview feedback, read school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The level of energy the staff and students have. The research "big guns." The facilities are very nice. The county hosp is huge and the med students are involved in patient care. (not just observing)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dallas is a decent city, but the school is located in a less than stellar neighborhood. Lots of security guards around the hospital." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviews would be easy going and conversational!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'm impressed by the breadth of research going on at UTSW and the number of opportunities that med students have to bolster their career potential." 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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