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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 X activity." Report Response

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

"Why U of Utah? (non-Utah-resident)" Report Response

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

"Do you see yourself volunteering on the side or will you incorporate volunteering into your future career?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Sorry - I will decline to share this." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Sorry - I will decline to share this." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practice interviews with some MDs in my clinic." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"People in Salt Lake City are EXTREMELY KIND! As a liberal who has lived all over the country, I thought that the city would be rather sheltered but it's surprisingly progressive -- albeit there is not much to do outside of winter sports. The educational facilities are quite new. The medical students are very happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mandatory attendance. Out-of-state tuition. Apparently the air quality is really bad because of "the inversion" -- and I'll be honest, I'm an asthmatic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"50/50-LDS and non-LDS students, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but a current med student told me that the Mormons know who the non-Mormons are and they tend to stick together." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you can get your 6 letters of recommendation together, this place is worth applying to! People are kind and happy, and the living costs are pretty cheap!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

SLC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/17/14

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Instead of using a "request this date and we'll call to confirm" system for interview scheduling, it would be nicer to have "pick from these available dates" -- only because I was twiddling my thumbs about booking travel while I was waiting for a confirmation of my interview date." Report Response

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