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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What initially interested you about medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would you structure your practice? -- very general stuff, as an applicant I don't think they can expect a high degree of specificity." Report Response

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

"How do you plan on paying for medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think the defining characteristic of leadership is?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Ethical question about informing a family of a patient's terminal illness. Off-hand, I didn't think the question was that difficult, but since the interviewer kept going back to it, it made me feel as though I didn't answer it to his satisfaction. I did not change my opinion, I just answered the question (3 times) using different language and support." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed. I did the normal studying for the interview and came prepared with questions, but I think what made this interview better for me than my previous ones is that I was much more relaxed and consequently had a better attitude." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very friendly; took us on a good tour. They seemed comfortable in the hospital. Later, my student interviewer said UR was similar in some ways to high school because of the small class size, but what the heck, it's been awhile since I've been in high school. The facility was much nicer than I had anticipated. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had taken more time to look at the surrounding area. After the interview, UR became one of my top choices and I wish I had seen more of the city and outlying area/housing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day began with a meeting with a representative from the Dean, financial aid, and the interview coordinator. Most of us had one interview in the morning followed by lunch. Two friendly students ate lunch with us and took us on a tour. The facility seems very updated and it is evident that research and donation funds flow into the school. After lunch, we had two more interviews. Apparently, on Friday they have students interview applicants as well. The student interview became more of a discussion than interview and I learned some information from it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2004

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