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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
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)?

"Why medicine? What qualities do you posess that will make you a good physician? What makes a good leader? How do you deal with stress and difficult people?" Report Response

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

"What are the cons of becoming a physician? What activities demonstrate your medical interest? What are your weaknesses and what are you doing to overcome them?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in the future? What areas of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"n/a" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"n/a" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, U of U website, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities were nicer than I imagined. All of the students seemed to really enjoy the school. The Huntsman Cancer Center, Genetic Research Building, etc. are beautiful. Current classrooms weren't bad at all." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pre-interview day "pep talk" emphasized that no matter what happened, we'd be OK (as if the interview, our day, or the news from the school that we were rejected would be devastating). "No matter what happens today, the sun will still rise tomorrow..." It was a little odd and presumptuous. Also, there can be a 3rd interview, in the event that something goes wrong with interviewing (inapproriate questions asked, etc.). Though rare, there are several each year. No other schools I've interviewed at mentioned a similar policy, and so it seemed strange. Computing facilities not well developed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I've heard negative things about this school from students attending other schools, there are a few negative comments on SDN, and the rankings aren't high according to US News. However, the students seem happy, the school seems like it will provide a good education, and the staff seemed supportive. In addition, tuition is quite affordable. Also, if you are married or have children, there is a lot of support available as a sizeable number of students are married and/or have children." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Along with getting to know me personally based on the content of my essays/AMCAS materials, both of my interviewers seemed to be getting at the same information, but through their own questions. A few of those basic questions, though not verbatim, follow." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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