4 out of 10
At the school
"Tell me about your work in counseling."
"What's the last book you read?"
"I'm going to be your advocate on the admissions committee. What would you like me to say about you?"
"Should we have a death penalty in the United States? (I brought up the topic)"
"Read up on Mayo, their website's really good. Also corresponded with some Mayo students beforehand."
"The students are top dog there. The staff almost seems to exist for the sole purpose of serving them. The community feeling among students, and between faculty and students is undeniable. And the students are awesome... they are all unique in they're own way, I did not meet one person who is NOT cool."
"One word: Rochester. It sucks. It's fairly diverse for a small town, but I can't imagine not being bored there. You have to find things to do. Also, no student housing. And it's a LONG frickin day. The Mayo clinic tour (which is open to the public) is unbelievably boring and long. It's a long day in general, wear comfortable shoes."
"Spending an extra day in Rochester is definitely worth it, especially if you can stay and hang out with a med student."
"I met a lot of great people the day after my interview, had fun with them and learned more about the school from the perspectives of students in different years. Rochester sucks, but seriously, I could live with it I think if I could go to a school that has such a caring environment, such a high success rate in boards and residency, and costs peanuts compared to other schools."