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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

3

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)?

"Explain this dip in your grades." Report Response

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

"What did you do when you couldn't help someone that needed it?" Report Response

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

"What scares you most about medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think the relatively privileged status of Ann Arbor is a problem?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"In your social work experiences, how did you react when you weren't able to help someone?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN interview posts, read AMCAS & my essays, and explored the UM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dedication of UM to its students. The faculty seem available and enthusiastic about teaching. The students seemed like a tight group that was put together to be able to work with each other well. Also, UM's commitment to technology to improve health care and learning the medical sciences. And even though it was cold, windy, and rainy, Ann Arbor was still beautiful. Plus, I saw a great ice hockey game! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The med school seemed like a confusing maze of hallways, kind of intimidating" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That all of the builings of the medical campus are linked together by hamster Habitrail hallways. Very cool, you don't have to go outside in the bad weather. If I'd known that, I probably wouldn't have gotten so lost." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was a bit late to the interview, so my first impression was being lost in the medical school. A little stressful, compounded when I walked into a room with about fifty applicants and of course the only seat was in the front row. However, UM puts on a great Interview Day. The presentations were useful and exciting, the interviewers had clearly read my file and were ready with questions. They were very friendly, supportive, and enthusiastic. The students who led us on the tour were reassuring and full of helpful information. For such a scary start I had a wonderful experience and UM moved to the top of my list!" 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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