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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?

Negatively

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?

25 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)?

"Why not be a social worker?" Report Response

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

"Your mother is a _ and your father is a _. There seems to be no family history here in the medical profession - so why did you pick it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is this (webpage of a project I did my freshman year in college) about? He had googled my name and found it..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So I have to go downstairs and present you to the committee. What should I say about you? (It was the ONLY question he asked me - He asked it over and over again.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"It was my fifth, so I had practice. Looked at the website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are really nice and the students are really down-to-earth and very easy to talk to. It's part of a huge college campus so there are lots of resources at your disposal. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lubbock. It's EMPTY. Although you wouldn't really notice it studying so much... They have below average board pass rates AND they are changing their basic science curriculum next year... One speaker said that have to move low on the match list to fill the class. Not exactly motivational. Also, the thought of ending up in Amarillo is scary BUT you get some great surgery experience, I hear. Ask a student about it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They send you an email and you have to pick a date - I only had one choice THE VERY NEXT WEEK and so getting travel arrangements together was kind of hectic (and more expensive). Be ready for that - I hear it's not an uncommon experience. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was really easy going from the airport to the hotel to the med school to the airport. Our little group got to know each other well because there were only 2 flights out to the rest of Texas. That was great for me because it was my last interview and I had a chance to recap with everyone. My first interviewer really dug into my file and asked me good questions. He had googled me beforehand. My second interviewer was horrible. If the interview is open file, the interviewer should LOOK AT IT. Since they are thinking about opening up a new med school in El Paso, they might be switching third and fourth year kids over to Odessa. " 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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