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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
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?

Open file

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

"What is plan B (if you don't get into school this year)?" Report Response

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

"How did you come to the decision to pursue a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing medicine today?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you consider entering politics to advocate for change in our health care system (as a follow-up to my comments about problems of our system)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I encounter a lot of patients who don't take responsibility for their own health (continue smoking after being diagnosed with lung cancer, not making changes in lifestyle after suffering a heart attack). How would you address this problem? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school website, brushed up on health care issues and current events, reviewed AMCAS and secondary applications, read feedback on this site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful facilities. Brand new library. Glass ceiling covers much of the hospital complex, letting lots of light in! Faculty seem very laid back and caring about their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The surrounding area. I got the impression a lot of students commute from suburbs of Baltimore. Also, many of the students seemed to choose Maryland either for money-saving purposes or because they didn't get into a school higher on their list." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. This site prepared me well. I was expecting to have to walk farther to get to my interviews, but the campus was a lot smaller than a lot of people who posted feedback made it seem." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was my first interview, which I'm thankful for because it was so laid back. I was impressed by the recent renovations on basically the entire campus except for the building where lectures are held. The students seemed very happy, and were very honest about their feelings about the school. The interviewers were enthusiastic, well-prepared, and genuinely interested in getting to know me. They made me feel at ease. It was a great place to have my first interview in terms of boosting my confidence." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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