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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"What do you do to get away from the stresses of your job? Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your application. Give me 2 strengths and a weakness about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. "Failure" and "What if" questions from above." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Talk to me about your shadowing experiences. Which one was the most significant in solidifying your decision to enter medicine? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you want to do with your life if med school wasn't an option?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me of a specific situation in which you felt like a failure and how you responded to that." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over application, prepared for the usual questions in advance" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the friendliness and hospitality of the staff and students, the variety of clinical experiences and hospitals, and the new facilities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the 1st-year lecture building straight out of the 70s (but they make up for it with their new building for med students)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing, really (This is the heart of the South, so ladies, don't forget to wear hose.)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The students seemed very happy to be there and were a great source of pros and cons. The interviewers help you feel right at home and simply carry on a conversation with you about life in general. It is very laid back, but still very professional." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/18/2004

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