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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lubbock
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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What personal qualities would make you a good doctor? What personal weakness would make it difficult for you to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Describe your ideal medical school. Tell me about "xyz" volunteer experience. What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"who are your role models?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"what would you like me to tell the committe about you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read interview feedback on this site, relaxed" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the classrooms and facilities are very nice and new with more construction underway, the people are friendly, medical students have access to the law school library and university facilities, they are revising the curicculum starting with the incoming class of 2005 to better integrate the basic sciences education " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the traffic is heavier than I expected, the air is very dry, and the water tastes salty, It was a little difficult to find the locations of the interviews as the instructions were not clear and the layout of the academic classroom building can be confusing, Several of the speakers focused too much on dispelling negative stereotypes rather than really selling the strengths of the school" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"after two years in Lubbock, one-third of the class must move to El Paso and one-third to Amarillo, the pass rate for the step 1 exams is below the national average" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"About 40 students were being interviewed on this day. The interview questions were pretty standard, straightforward, and stress free with no questions about ethical issues or current events in medicine. There are 150 people on the admissions committee and you may be interviewed by an MD, PHD, or med student. My second interviewer did a good job of employing the Socratic method, asking a whole series of questions to reach a point. This seemed a bit tedious, but was fun at the same time. There was a lot of down time at the start of the day and in between interviews. This interview day fell in the middle of exams for the med students so they were pretty stressed out and (understandably?) not too enthusiastic about med school at the moment. The tour was very short and did not involve going outside, into the hospital, the library or any lab." 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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