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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 do you want to live in Minnnesota?" Report Response

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

"What clinical experiences did you get from your job?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions about the school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What books have you read lately?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your favorite basketball team? (I barely know one. I said I play b/ball, which is quite differrent from being an NBA fan, it is.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at the web site, brochures, pubmed, looked at USNews rakings, talked to people and read various commercial advice sources." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every single person that I interacted with, faculty and students, have very good things to say about the school - they can't all be faking it! The Minority Affairs Office is very active and a strong advocate for prospective and enrolled minority students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Talking to just one interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There was more down-time during the day's events than I anticipated. They really could do a better job 'meating' the day's schedule or provide the option of dropping-in just for the interview. It can be tedious spending a great deal of the day with fellow candidates. I guess what I'm trying to say is they probably need more interviews ....one?!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We were taken for a tour of the clinical skills practice area by the director of admissions, whch was special. She seems very down-to-earth and was very open about how the admissions process works at UMN. We had a rather lengthy tour of the campus with two medical students that were happy to be at the school. Lunch was great, the second best I've had on my interview tour. My interviewer was quite nice though I don't feel we adequately discussed my application, interests, strengths and intentions. He strayed a deal into sports (an unfamiliar terrain) and when I told him that I had an issue on my application I wanted to highlight in case it came up in the Admisions Committee's deliberations, he told me that wasn't necessary because he had taken a close look at my application. Considering that it was the only interview I got, I thought the response was unusual. Other than that, I think the University of Minnesota is a great school if you look past the out-of-state figures. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/0/2004

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