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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Special interests" Report Response

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

"Why do you think you'd make a better physician relative to being a research scientist (I did a bunch of research work)?" Report Response

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

"Some HMO questions. This came up from one of my answers...one thing led to another. Try to know about the alternatives that have been proposed over the years but be honest. I simply stated that I really do not see a better system but talked about my takes on the single payer system." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you think you'd make a better physician relative to being a research scientist (I did a bunch of research work)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Since you are away from family, what would be your support system in Minneapolis?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read apps, SDN, mock interviews, talked to current student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Honestly? Almost everything. It's very hard to find a negative thing about this school. Affordable housing, enthusiastic staff, friendly students (no acting), diverse population, EXCELLENT LUNCH, beautiful city, lot's of scholarship (out of staters--dont worry too much about paying the fees). Airport is less than 30 mins from the school ( I fly a lot)I can go on and on. The school is pretty fancy for a state medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The winter. However, there are tunnels and skywalks so everything is cool. Like I said, you must have a pretty nasty experience before you find a bad thing about this institution. I really hope I get in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the mascot was a gopher :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews are supposed to be 30 mins. My interviewer was pretty cool so we "chatted" a lot as she was conversational. I spent about 15 mins talking about her own research so my interview was over an hour. Great institution! They feed me really well. Everything was organized and professional but they still communicated the fact that they want you to be comfortable. Some of the special things at the U includes: Emphasis on International medicine Emphasis on research Numerous hospitals around for rotations Early clinical exposure Flexibility in classes during the 3rd and 4th year Massive emphasis on physican and medical student well being." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2004

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