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  • University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Aurora
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What do you see as the biggest problems in healthcare today? What could be done about them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What types of patients do you think you may have problems dealing with?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the pros and cons of using stem cells from aborted fetuses to treat diseases? What was difficult about this question was formulating a response that would keep my religious and political views concealed." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read newspapers, Time, and Scientific American. I have a list of 50 commonly asked interview questions, and I made sure I could answer every one. I also read what other students wrote on SDDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new Fitzsimons campus is amazing. Colorado would be my number one choice if they had already moved to the new campus. Also, everyone was really nice (including administration)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that the new medical school education building isn't going to be ready for a couple years. This means sudents will have to do their first couple years in the old building on the old campus, and after you see the new campus the old one seems run down." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had a pretty good idea what to expect from reading what other students wrote. I would like to stress that the interviews are first thing in the morning, so eat a good breakfast or your stomach might start growling during your interviews. Plus, it's hard to think when you're hungry. Also, the Bonfils building where they have the interviews is hard to find because it's tucked away and it doesn't have a sign." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had two interviews, one with a physician and one with a med student. When I said I think I performed at an 8, I actually think I did about a 9 with the physician and a 7 with the med student. It's funny that the med student intimidated me more than the doctor. Also, I was starving by the second interview (w/the student) and this may have affected my performance." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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