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  • University of Texas Medical School-Houston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"The whole family/friends ordeal." Report Response

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

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

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

"Now that you've decided to apply to medical school, would you ever think of applying to pharmacy school again? (I used to be a pre-pharmacy student)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you go to ____ for your undergraduate degree? (when I said that I had some attachments to my family, she proceeded to ask me whether that would play a role in me going to medical school in Texas)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How many friends do you have? What are they like? Do you go out and have fun with them? How often do you see them? Are they your own age? etc. I really got the feeling that she thought I couldn't get along with people my own age." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, went through a list of possible interview questions, talked to myself in the mirror (haha)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Texas Medical Center is a really great resource and a lot of people seem to continue doing their residencies there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't even get to go on the school tour because there are so many things going on at once. Also, we pretty much only got to talk to second-year students (the first years were taking tests), and from what they said, they seem to be in lectures all of the time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would only have one interviewer and that the programs themselves would end by 2:15pm although some interviews are still scheduled after that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Like others have said, the day was really disorganized with interviews going on throughout the day and at least 3 tours going on at the same time. Since most of the tours are only offered once, there is absolutely no way that you can go on all of them. Instead, once your interview(s) is(are) over, you suffer downtime until the next one begins. Not a whole lot of students were anywhere to be seen (on a Friday) and so I didn't get a lot of chances to ask them questions about the school. My particular interviewer seemed to be more interested in my social and family life rather than my academics and I guess I never felt that either of those fields were really appropriate things for me to talk about during an interview for medical school, so I wasn't prepared with say, a tally of friends and a list detailing how often I see them." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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