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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"How do you think you'll deal with being probably the oldest student in the class?" Report Response

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

"Are you aware of any recent news about prescription drug problems?" Report Response

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

"What kinds of hobbies do you have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think you'll deal with being probably the oldest student in the class?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you aware of any recent news about prescription drug problems? (I talked about the recent Vioxx recall and how I thought it might affect the status of other COX2 inhibitors.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The school provided me with the name of my interviewer in advance, so I looked him up on the school's website to find out his research interests. I also reviewed my AMCAS and secondary applications (especially since it was open file), and looked at previous SDN comments." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new interdisciplinary health resource center is quite impressive for its ability to remotely monitor student-patient clinical testing, practice simulated IV sticks and work on a high-tech programmable "dummy". In addition, all of the students seemed really happy with their choice and felt that the "Honors/Pass/Fail" grading system reduced competitiveness and fostered a sense of class comaraderie." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing--My BA is from the Duluth branch of the U of MN, and this medical school is definitely my first choice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I'd known how laid back the interview would be! Judging from the other interviewees reactions, their experiences were similarly relaxed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Completely laid back--I think they mainly want to see whether you're a down-to-earth candidate who will fit in with the school's atmosphere." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2004

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