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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"Does the power that physicians have over their patients scare you?" Report Response

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

"Does the potential harm that physicians can do scare you?" Report Response

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

"The rest was conversational, with questions such as: What are you looking for in a medical school? Why medicine? Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What about medicine would make you wake up screaming with nightmares?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my responses to the interview questions they ask you to submit, AMCAS, this site, their website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-The innovative curriculum that integrates basic science and clinical medicine--you learn how to do a complete physical/history by the end of 1st semester 1st year and your first clerkship is 2nd semester 1st year! (isn't that why we're in med school??!) Plus, they really try to provide as many different modes of teaching (i.e., PBL, lectures, small groups) as possible -Beautiful, brand-new medical school facilities with awesome classrooms specifically built for PBL -School provides funding for international research for all students -Responsiveness of the administration to student input (annual changes are made to courses based on student feedback) -Students were all incredibly happy/relaxed/outgoing/friendly -Excellent board scores -Elective humanities courses Can you tell I love the school?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Perhaps the weather (though I was there in the early fall so it was really nice then), but I'm also from the Northeast, so I don't think it will be that big of a deal." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this school is progressive and a lot of what it does (integrated curriculum, biopsychosocial model) is emulated by other schools." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love Rochester! This school absolutely blew me away for so many reasons (see below) and I would feel privileged to go here. Most importantly, I believe the school passionately cares about its students and wants to train them to be the best at whatever (academics, clinical practice) they do." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2003

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