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  • University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Aurora
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?

30 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)?

"What is the worst thing that happened to you? Why?" Report Response

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

"What was the defining moment when the 6-year old boy became more like the applicant here today?(this related to the worst moment/thing I described)" Report Response

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

"The 3 standrad ethics questions- abortion, PAS/right-to-die, stem cell research (although not asked this year, it was in years past, and this year with other applicants)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing that was truly interesting or unexpected. Questions about my activities for the past year (how I am different from last year), What other career I may choose if medicine was not an option, and the standrad ethical questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Best and worst moment in my life and why." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on health care in the news, reread my essays, SDN interview responses for current popular questions, got some sleep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is moving, and modifying it's curriculum. The entering class 2004 will do year 1 at the old campus and year 2 at the new campus, and be subjects in the curriculum modifications. Going here will be a challenge, but rewarding." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There is a lot, I mean a lot of down time between the interviews and lunch/tour, about 90 minutes. The staff was around to answer questions, but there weren't enough for 90 minutes. The tour is worthwhile, so duck out and get some Starbuck's across the street and relax while you .wait" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much, I am a state applicant and keep up with the status of the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a good experience. Relatively low stress interviews with older more comfortable (for applicants) interviewers. Be sure to tour the new campus since you will be spending 75% of your school career there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2003

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