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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lubbock
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 was the most interesting question?

"What was the worst class you took and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Lets go through your transcript ...." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading studentdoctor.net, Kaplan book, prepared answers to questions from SDN and Kaplan, mock interview with my girlfriend" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very nice classroom facilities, nice recreation center right in med school for students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Overall the school did not do a very good job selling itself. The faculty talked about mostly issues that were not germane to new incoming students. They talked a lot about potentially opening up a 4 year medical program in El Paso. The things they did not discuss were: Residency placement, why Texas Tech provides a better education Perhaps the worst experience was meeting students at the school. They all seemed to take pride in looking/dressing sloppy. For example the student who gave the tour showed up in his workout cloths as he was going to the gym right afterward which was very awkward since we were all in suits. It also certainly showed where he places his emphasis on how much he respects attracting top students. He made jokes about Texas Tech's attempts to recruit minorities during the tour. He basically said Texas Tech is just like all other hospitals and schools and cut the tour short any only showed us the anatomy lab. This made me wonder why would I go here if this place doesn't have anything special? Most of the students were very nice, but a few with huge egos will have difficulty finding scrub caps to fit their swollen heads. There was nurse bashing, PA bashing, and "physicians are the only real doctors." I'm not attempting to debate this online, but it was suprising Texas Tech choose to present this as their image. From talking to other people that were interviewing Texas Tech was pretty much last on their preference list, and Tech certainly did nothing to change their ranking. As a small side note Texas Tech served chicken that had to be eaten with your hands, a classic interview faux paux ... no finger food at interviews Tech ... get your etiquette right!!!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"* Faculty/interviewers were great * The students giving the tour and representing the school were sloppy and not the type of person I would want as a colleague " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2004

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