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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

Open file

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

"Why medicine / what medical field are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"your GPA is a solid B, but normally we would like to have somewhat higher, explain to me your 1st two years of college. (I had much better grades as a junior/senior than i did as a freshman/sophomore)." Report Response

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

"What was your research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you travel much? (not very interesting, but they didnt really ask any interesting questions)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Both interviewers asked about specific low grades that I had as a Freshman and Sophomore. When I responded that I overcommitted myelf to too many activities, he asked what specific activities I was undergoing at the time, which I didn't remember exactly and I stumbled." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Night before my interview I re-read this site, rehearsed in my head what I would say about my research, why I wanted to be a doctor, and specific anecdotes that I could point out to answer different types of questions... but then I realized that too much preparation would probably make me too nervous, so I stopped thinking about it after 30 minutes of preparation, watchted TV, ate some food, and went to sleep. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One interviewer had interviewed and remembered one of my good friends from high school that had been accepted the previous year. I was also impressed by the fact that a very highly regarded and distinguished professor was taking his time to interview me. I was also impressed by the brand new Health Science Library that looked extremely nice (and much much better than their old one). The Dean (Dr. Hoole) was very friendly when he gave his talk. The other interviewees were pretty friendly (I interviewed with a small group of 6 or 7). The 2nd years that took us on a tour were pretty knowledgable and friendly. The Panera lunch was alright, but it was nice to have lunch with the 2nd years who took time out of thier busy day...Randee and Lisa were both extremely friendly and Randee even remembered who I was when I came in the door." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Too much construction, but the buildings that are coming are supposedly really nice. They didnt get a chance to show us the "brand new state of the art" lecture hall because it was locked and they didnt have keys on our tour. The student lounge seemed cool, but the labs and building it was in (berry hill) seemed pretty old (apparently they are building a new one, but it wont be finished for a couple of years). The lecture hall in Berry Hill where they may hold classes for first years seemed dated (there were still 30 year old TV's hanging up), but they pointed out that all you needed was the powerpoint projector, and there was still a wirelesss connection available in the lecture hall." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I realized at 8:00 am that my interview was at 8:30 and not at 10 like I had thought. I barely made it... my brother and alot of my friends go to UNC med so I already knew alot from talking to them.." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Like everyone else said, the interview was pretty laid back and everyone was really friendly. You'll go into the admissions office and sit in the dean's office (he wont be in there with you) until you'll be taken by the secretary to your interview, which may be in another building.) My 1st interview was about 30 min, my second was about 25 minutes and were very straightforward. It was freezing (20F) so I was cold walking outside during the tour (bring a coat to go over your suit). I was surprised by my interviewers that they didnt ask tough questions like "what would you do to the healthcare system in this country" although another interviewee did get asked that question. My interviewers were VERY straightforward (why medicine, what's up with this grade and that grade, what do your parents do, why did you do ____ extra curric, why UNC, do you like chapel hill, what type of medicine do you think you'd be interested in... standard questions that I think most people would expect out of an interview. One interviewer told me that he was interested in finding different "angles" that he could present me to the admissions committee and he was trying to highlight my strengths and let me explain my weaknesses so that he would have something to report ... My advice would be to prepare to explain why you may have some weaknesses (and be honest because it will be clear to the interviewer through subsequent questiosn if you are lying). Be honest about yourself and your intentions and you shouldn't have a problem with your interview at UNC." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/20/2004

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