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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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)?

"Tell me about your journey in life up to this point?" Report Response

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

"Tell me all about your research?" Report Response

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

"Will your spouse support you during medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"With your background, are you sure you actually NEED an M.D.? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe the last major trial in your life." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS statement and questions I submitted before. Read up on stem cell research, medicare/medicaid, gene therapy etc. (and I didn't get a single question about any of them)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How genuinely interested in students the faculty are. My second interviewer was so nice I wanted to hug him before I left....and I'm a guy. He really scratched beneath the surface to get at my character and my temperament. I left there feeling like I had exposed my soul." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Two of the students that gave us a tour were nice, but far too giggly and flighty for this kind of task. They also didn't seem to know very much about the school and they talked WAY too much and too quickly. This left me with a bad impression of the student body." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Rochester invented the biopsychosocial approach to medical care and they are very proud of it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice school in a very cold place. Interesting, innovative curriculum and students tend to do well on the boards. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/17/2004

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