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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?" Report Response

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

"We pretty much went through my extra-curriculars worksheet and discussed every point." Report Response

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

"Why should I take you into our med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So, tell me about this Wedding Coordinating Experience? (I spent last summer running 3 weddings, one of which I did all the flower arrangements and cake for) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Yeah, everyone's had those experience. So what else? What else is special about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"U. Utah website, looked at the local paper online to see what was going on in the community, studentdoc website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The openness and friendliness of all the students and staff. I went and sat in one a class, and had 2 students introduce themselves and many wish me goodluck while the passed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Because it's a state school, apparently there were problems in the past with minortiy women from out of state. Some of the other med school students from in state resented the fact that the woman got in an not one of their caucasian/local friend. I don't know how this is being resolved. But the school is DEFINITELY homogeneous (mostly male, caucasian and mormon), and a good majority of the student body is married." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How long they take to get back to you! (April...)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was by far the best experience I have had for an interview, and the most fair that I have experienced. First off, the interviewer sees your whole file except MCAT and GPA, because the school feels that those factors distract the interviewer from getting to know the student. I think even the admissions committee doesn't see MCAT and GPA. They judge you based on the rest of your AMCAS, extra-curriculars and interview scores. They give you a numerical value that's put into a computer, weighted 80%, and then MCAT 10%, GPA 10%, and they pop out your score and decide from there. Also: the interviewers are told not to ask you tough, ethical questions, as the school believes asking contraversial q's such as stem cell research or abortion don't necessarily reflect on you as a person. They really are just trying to get to know who you are, and both my interviewers were thoroughly prepared: they had both extensively looked over my application before I got there. All in all, a good experience, a good school. The students were genuinely happy and nice. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2004

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