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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"What specialty are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your summer research experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was it like working for your congressman, and how do you relate discussing issues with constituents to dealing with patients as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you interrelate the aspects of primary care, working in underserved areas, and academic medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"interview feedback, read over TMDSAS and secondary applications" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Brand spanking new student recreation center, which was very nice. Friendly students, great clinical/research opportunities. Systems based curriculum in second year" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was held on a Saturday, which meant the campus was deserted. It didn't accurately portray a typical day at both the school and Parkland (however, they did invite us back to go on clinical rounds). NO patient contact your first two years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How laid back and conversational the interviews would be...even at Southwestern. Parkland serves over 800,000 outpatients and delivers over 16,000 babies each year." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a very organized day, starting with breakfast and a talk by the dean of admissions. They went over details of the curriculum, and had a fantastic speech by the alumni affairs person regarding life at Southwestern and financial aid. Lunch was decent, and it seemed like all the first year students came to lunch to talk with the interviewers (influenced by the free food no doubt). We had tours of Parkland Hospital and Children's. Both interviews were back to back occuring in the morning. Day lasted from 9AM to around 3PM. Overall a low stress interview day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2004

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