3 out of 10
At the school
"Your personal statement starts rather dramatically--tell me about that."
"Tell me about yourself."
"Name an obstacle you have had to overcome and how you did it. Discuss an obstacle you faced during college."
"Tell me something about yourself that you don't want me to know."
"How would you solve the problem of balancing the need for quality health care with the need for keeping costs down?"
"Didn't really prepare."
"The Texas Medical Center is amazing, my student interviewer was very friendly, my faculty interviewer talked about how her students come to her for all sorts of things--academic and otherwise, students have three afternoons free per week."
"Even though the student we talked to played down the competitiveness of the school, there still seemed to be a lot of "gunners" and even "snipers"--a term I hadn't heard before which the tour guide explained was people who pretend not to care about their grades but secretly study all the time."
"After 4 o'clock, all the activities--student life presentation, hospital tour, box dinner, and some other things--are optional."
"The day began with a rather long and pointless introduction. This was followed by two interviews and some free time to tour the academic facilities and chat with students and other applicants. There were some presentations about special academic tracks and life in Houston and a tour of the gigantormous Texas Medical Center. Everyone seemed very nice, although some of the admissions reps (both student and faculty) seemed especially fake. "