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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why Tulane?" Report Response

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

"Why not nursing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing unusual. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not become a nurse?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site. Their site. Stayed with a student the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people, definitely. Everybody I met was genuinely happy. Also, students seem to have a lot of autonomy in how they study and input to the direction of the curriculum. Access to hands-on clinical skills. The school seems to promote more 'big picture' medicine, meaning that it is not just about passing the tests and seeing patients, but, rather how are you going to benefit society as a whole with your skills." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How diverse the students really are. The few I met were well travelled and had a variety of outside interests, including flying a cesna four hours a week. Also, they have a relatively large Return Peace Corps Volunteer population (about 15-20), which is applicable to me as a RPCV." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers are trying to get to know you as a person. They are not high pressure questions and they are really trying to asses how well you might fit into the class. I stayed with a med student the night before and got a good feel for the school through him. We also hit it off really well and now Tulane is one of my top choices because I feel that it matches who I am. I would recommend staying with a student if you have the option. The day starts with a 45 minute 'off the record' Q&A session with the Assitant Dean of Admissions (to give you time to relax). The faculty interviews are short (they have over 1,000 students interview each year), so be succinct. The student interview at lunch is important; be yourself, but it is a real interview. A number of students do the MD/MPH program, which is very well organized. It is completed in four years with the MD, but you do give up your summers before and after first year. After lunch there is a tour with a med student and you can ask more 'off the record' questions. The day finishes around 2pm. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2004

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