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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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 specialty are you interested in?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time? Any books?" Report Response

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

"How will you adjust to the intensity of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the one criticism that makes you most sensitive?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How does your mom feel about the fact that you did not want to be a lawyer like her?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"google, sdn feedback, talking to current students (best resource)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The integrated curriculum: it really makes you think clinically & preps you for the USMLE. The students and faculty were laid back." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews were rather useless - I felt like they really did not set out to distinguish me from other applicants. It sort of confirmed that your admission decisions is made before you get there." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UTMB goes by numbers or "diversity" now - you're in if you have good gpa/ MCAT or are URM. Funny, because the deans I talked to say there's minimal correlation between MCAT and step 1 scores (it's there, but small). They have "Step 1 bootcamp" in Missouri if you pass the first board exam. The students themselves don't seem to like the assistant dean of admissions/ student affairs & are kind of offended that this person instituted a minimum MCAT for admittance (there never used to be one at this once "party school"). I worry that future UTMB grads will not be making a difference in society if they all turn out like a cookie cutter product of the asst. dean's vision." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview is meaningless at UTMB. It's nice that you get a free meal and a tour, but the interviewers are told to keep their time with you short (which really quite offended me). I worked hard to get here, but I am also more than just a statistic! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2004

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