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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?

35 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 are your strengths/weaknesses? What is the best/worst thing that's ever happened to you? These are harder than you think -- definitely put some thought into them, esp. your weaknesses -- try to put a positive spin on them" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose to move to CO and apply to UCHSC, and take a year off? (I moved from the east coast)" Report Response

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

"What qualities will you bring to your class?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's the most interesting case you've witnessed? (I work in an ob/gyn's office)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you? But a student in my group was asked "What was the most dishonest thing you've ever done, and what did you learn from it?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read lots of SDN reviews, read the newspapers, esp. articles on health care, read over my AMCAS and 2ndary apps, stayed overnight with a 1st yr med student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and staff were very laid back and put us to ease, especially at the beginning when we were the most nervous. Fitz is as beautiful as everyone keeps saying it is. The students who took us to lunch and gave us our tours were very enthusiastic, loved their school and said they had plenty of time to do extracurriculars unrelated to med school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My 2nd interviewer was fairly nice, but was sort of gruff and would interrupt me in the middle of my stories to ask me the next, totally unrelated, question. Luckily this allowed me to talk about some things I wouldn't have thought to bring up on my own." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The $4 parking lot they tell you about that's a block down from the school does not accept bills under $10!! Be warned, I had a parking fiasco and was late to the debriefing at 8am (luckily the admissions counselor was very nice and welcomed me right in)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After the interview day, I wanted more than ever to attend UCHSC. The people, including my fellow interviewees, were very friendly and the classes and clinical opportunities offered seem wonderful. Fitz will definitely be a wonderful change, and although a lot of ppl were disenchanted with the current building, it's not really THAT bad. By comparison to Fitz it's kind of shabby, but it's more because the halls are cramped and the paint is from the 70s. Most of the classrooms and lecture halls themselves seem pretty comfortable. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive on time, and don't feel obligated to wear a black suit -- everyone wears a black suit. Wear a gray or beige one if you're daring. Maybe the interviewers will remember you a bit more. Bring a bottle of water. You'll do great!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2004

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