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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"How did __________ affect your decision to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time, or how do you deal with stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really interesting, just standard questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My interviewers didnt ask any tricky or ethical questions, just wanted to get to know me, they asked me about my life experiences and how they reinforced my goal to become a physician, and that was about it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, practice interviews, looked over website, researched my interviewers. I also went to the hospital the evening before the interview and found where I needed to be the next morning. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I found out that the school accepts people with an MCAT average below the national average, but those students score above the national average on the board exams. The school is also remodeling." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is remodeling, and it won't be done by the time I arrive...if I am accepted, of course." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You likely will have to travel to 2 seperate towns for your interviews, Sioux Falls and Vermillion. They are about an hour away from one another, but they allow plenty of time for travel." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were very relaxed,...the school stresses primary care for all of South Dakota, especially rural areas, so keep that in mind." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/29/2004

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