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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

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)?

"Recommend a book to me." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your major (I'm a Women's and Gender Studies major)?" Report Response

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

"If you get into multiple schools, how will you decide?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where would you travel if you could?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. I guess there was the "Tell me about a challenging time" question, but I'd planned an answer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, read Rochester's site, watched a tape of a practice interview I did, read my answers to secondary questions, read my AMCAS." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Almost everything! The dean we talked to is in charge of the Netter books, so that's impressive. All of the students I met were really enthusiastic. Each class has a binder of notes provided to help you study, and the lecture notes are posted on-line. The curriculum is amazing. You start your ambulatory clinical during your first year, which is really unique. Rochester is committed to helping non-MD/Ph.D. students do real research; they provide stipends for students who want to do research in the summer. The PBL rooms are fabulous. Rochester is a really cute, active town. I saw a show at the local theater and was very impressed. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Public transportation isn't great. That's pretty much it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I learned that Rochester is an extremely deaf-friendly city. I never knew that. I wish I'd known that the vegetarian lunch would be zucchini based (I hate zucchini)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both of my interviewers were very friendly. One told me that I seemed very relaxed for my first interview (I wasn't, but it was nice that I fooled him). Rochester makes you do two or three interviews, but they are very casual. No trump questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/10/2004

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