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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"Honestly, nothing terribly out of the ordinary." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Second interviewer led off by asking me if I'd applied the year before. Which I had. I don't really like bringing that up." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my secondary, and read the online brochure for Tulane" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"See above." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hmmm...I suppose the dorm that some of the first-years live in didn't impress me much. About 30-40% of the class lives there apparently, but most of the students I met told me it was a bad deal compared with the housing uptown. So, it's not really a problem, I'll just live uptown if I end up here." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nuthin'" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"With one acceptance in hand, I went to Tulane almost expecting that the school wouldn't impress me enough for the interview day to even matter. More than anything, I was excited to have a chance to go to New Orleans and get some food. But as the day went on, I realized that this would be a pretty awesome place to go to school. The city itself is a huge selling point, but there are other things. There's a lot of freedom in what classes you take from the first year on. The electives program lets you pursue what you want to, and it allows you get to get a lot of early clinical experiences if that's your thing. They also seem to treat the students like adults, and let them learn the material whatever way works best for them (i.e., going to class is very optional). The school seems to really want to let the students be people outside of medicine as well--they encourage other interests. And the students really did seem pretty chill. I mean I like the students everywhere, but the Tulane students seemed more relaxed as a whole--as did my fellow interviewees. There are two faculty interviews, and one student interview over lunch. For me they all went well for the most part. The first interviewer really didn't have that many questions, so we ended up talking about the city for a half hour. The second interviewer asked some strange things, and asked some questions at least 3 times, but he was pleasant enough. The student interviewer was a real sweetheart. It didn't seem much like an interview at all." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2008

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