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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"You're not a typical cookie-cutter premed student, tell me about how you ended up deciding on medicine." Report Response

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

"Questions revolving around how I will balance family and medicine." Report Response

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

"Would I be interested in doing some sort of research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did I planned to continue writing in medical school, particularly if I had given thought to writing a memoir piece of medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did I plan to balance life as a primary care physician with a family if I worked in a practice that had few partners and I was frequently on call?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website, reveiwing possible questions, going over my application (particularly essay), SDN feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were clearly very happy to be here and the learning environment seemed cooperative as opposed to competitive. I got the impression that the faculty are very available to students and that there are a lot of informal learning opportunities availabe. The students also seemed to have a good balance of studying and having fun." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city of Worcester leaves a bit to be desired. I also wish that they had given more time for the tour. We barely got to see the facilities and everyone who had an afternoon interview was at least five or ten minutes late for it because our tour ran over." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The directions given on the website are not the best way to get to the medical school portion of the campus. Also half of last year's entering class came from the wait list." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I was very impressed with the school and its students. I felt like there was a great learning environment and everybody helped me to feel at ease. Both of my interviewers were friendly and easy to talk to. The interviews were more like conversations and flew by. There was ample time to ask questions and get information. Tour could have been better but this is definitely my first choice school." 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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