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  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Grand Forks
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Note the above questions. The rest were about my application. They asked me two questions about what they thought was a weakness in my application but I clearified it for them. Then they asked me to talk about my research, work, and my family." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked if a professor or a teaching assistant made a big mistake on the board, and I knew what he/she said was wrong, would I help out or would I just let him/her keep going. I told him that it all depends on so many factors then he asked like what!! I told him the kind of instructor I am learning from, what the error was and is it going to affect the rest of the lecture? He was like let's say it is in a physics problem and the instructor ignored one of the newton's laws... Anyways, I think I did a good job answering that question but I was never asked anything like that in any of my interviews. At least I made him laugh." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There was a hot issue about some of the medical issues of abortion at that time in my home state. So, he asked me if I knew anything about it. My response was "a little bit, but not too much, just from the media". Then he was like, if I was the leader of this project, and I had all these researchers under me performing their medical research, then I am asked to write a report about the medical research to the health department, which path would I take and why? So, I told him that because abortion is not a pure scientific issue, and it has some politics in it, then he stopped me saying he was not talking about politics and he was talking about science. I told him well because it has some politics in it, I would look all the reports from other researchers and I will keep in mind that there could be some politics into these reports, so I would have to verify so many things before I turn in my final report to the Health Department. It was hard but I got out of it, too. The interviewer said "This is a very smart and great answer!!"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"From this website and from my applications." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were not fake at all. They get to the point and they were soooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice. Everyone was very respectful and welcoming. The students seemed to be happy about their program. They were so open to talk about anything and everything. The building was new but there is an old part to it.. That's ok. It was a great experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would get tired after the long drive. I mean not too tired, but tired enough for an important interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think this was one of the greatest interviews I had for medical school. They were straight to the point and so nice about everything. They didn't fake anything out. We first had something to eat while we were watching a tape about the university and their program. Then we interviewed and then the tour in the school. The reason I have this interview down as a stressful one is I was sitting in front of three interviewers in the same room. It was hard for me to be watched by three people and they all focus on what I had to say, especially when I was tired. No room for little mistakes I guess. I was tired from the long drive. Overall, I think it was all good at the end and I like the doctors and the students. They all seemed very nice. Very good school to be at." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/12/2003

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