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  • University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Reno
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you think when you see a homeless person on the street?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself (the interview is closed-file so they know nothing about you - I found this to be kind of a hard question!)" Report Response

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

"Why Reno?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will your faith impact the practice of medicine for you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Argue on behalf of both sides for removal of a feeding tube from a comatose individual who has no hope of ever being conscious again. And what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, re-read UNR website, glanced at ethics information." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone - staff, interviewers, etc - were SO nice.. both interviewers made the interview seem very low-key; they didn't seem to want to trip me up or anything. We really just had great conversations, so great that we lost track of time and the interviews went an hour and a half with the doc and an hour and ten minutes with the student - and I (and I think they) still wanted to keep going!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student interviewer had to cancel on me because she was held up at the hospital - BUT she and the UNR staff were SO nice about it, and it was something that couldn't be helped. In my case, it really wasn't that much of a "negative" because I was in town for several days, but if someone were from out of town and only there for the day it could have caused major problems." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really wish that I had been able to go and visit the campus to get a better sense of what the environment for at least the first two years may be like." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a really great interview experience. I began at the Las Vegas Med. School building for my interview with a 4th year med student. Unfortunately, she was held up at the hospital and ended up not being able to make it. The staff was awesome and hung out with me while I waited, and we rescheduled for the next day. Then I went to the physician's office for that interview. He was very nice, and we had a great conversation. He had a list of questions he asked me and seemed to want to get to each one, but it was quite conversational. I almost wish we'd had more time, but as it was the interview was nearly an hour and a half. The next day I met with the med student, and that was even better that the one with the physician. She was very nice and easy to talk to. I never felt like she was trying to trick me, but rather we discussed very real issues that a physician could encounter. She was also very candid about her positive and negative experiences at Reno, which I appreicated. Honestly, I wasn't sure that Reno would be a place I really wanted to go, but after this interview (and barring anything scary that I might see up at the actual campus) I'd feel very lucky to be accepted here!" Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

11/23/2004

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