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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

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

"Why do you want to become a physician? " Report Response

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

"Why do you think you will be a good physician?" Report Response

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

"How much debt do you have as of right now? Tell me about your research. Are you interested at all in becoming a OB/GYN? (He was an ob/gyn.) " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about you little brother. I guess she saw in my application that I had a 19 yo brother, but he wasn't mentioned anywhere else in my app." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of managed care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview this summer and 3 interviews prior to this one. Also, read up on the flu vaccine controversy, Prop 12 stuff and anything else I could find while on the plane and during the layover in Dallas." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Linda Prado, Dr. Dalley, and Tamara Lane all spoke in the morning and they were great. They covered everything about the interview process to getting accepted and the match system. They will interview 800 out of 2500 applicants and they will rank 500 of the interviewees. Also, when you first meet in the foyer @ 9am, students are there to greet you. They are there to talk to you until ~9:30 and I thought that they were super nice and very informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing was bad. I went to West Texas not expecting much, but I really enjoyed Lubbock and Texas Tech. I thought that the chance of spending the 3rd and 4th years in either El Paso or Amarillo would be bad, but 2 weeks after the match you get to rank where you would prefer to live. People interested in OB/GYN and Peds get a whole lot of experience in El Paso. Also, since it's a border town you get immersed in the hispanic population and get to practice your Spanish. Amarillo has no residents, so you and maybe another 3rd or 4th year are the only ones working with the attendents...no residents!! People who want to stay in Lubbock must provide a reason. They have a strong surgery rotation and if you are interested in becoming a surgeon, this would suffice as a reason to stay. Other more important reasons, however, include: spouse employment and children enrolled in Lubbock schools, etc." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First of all, Lubbock was great. From the moment we got off the plane, everybody was super nice and they had nothing to do with the school. Everyone in Lubbock seemed super spirited for their school which was neat. I was really impressed with Texas Tech HSC, too. Students are great and I don't think anybody would not be able to fit in with this group of totally normal students. We were told by the students that the faculty are totally concerned with how well they do. Dr. Dalley who teaches anatomy and serves on the admissions board holds "Dalley Reviews" almost everyday and will meet the students on the weekends and stay until 8 or 9 pm. " Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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