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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

40 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)?

"Tell us about your strengths and weaknesses. I skipped strength and went straight to weakness. I figure the best strength a person can have is to understand his or her own shortcomings and to be able to communicate them. So maybe I faked a move toward weakness and demonstrated strength." Report Response

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

"Why UCHSC. I discussed patient demographics of the Rocky Mountains and drew a parallel to my home state, where I plan on practicing." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell us about your parents. I had discussed them in my AMCAS essay (they are both lifelong civil servants in education for low-income children and in health care for minorities). I just simply didn't anticipate such a fat pitch to hit out of the park." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Considered how best to play my weaknesses (age 33, 3.4 gpa) to my advantage. So I was prepared to discuss my former career as news reporter and my 37 MCAT score, but neither came up. Nonetheless, the prep helped improve my whole outlook on the process." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They were very familiar with my application and asked numerous questions about my work experience, my personal interests, and my family. Made me glad I wasn't 22-year-old punk who hasn't done anything in life but attend class." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Distance between airport and hotel, but why quibble with geography?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That UCHSC was moving up in the world of research so quickly. Also pleasantly surprised about student/spouse support services. Would have been more serious about the whole trip, instead of so ambivalent that I barely found the motivation to go." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"More interested in attending now than before. Glad I went to meet the people. Felt good to get acceptance offer less than two weeks later. May actually enroll. Also, my wife and I are tired of being just another straight white couple in a sea of people just like us and would look forward to the diversity of the city." Report Response

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No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2004

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