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  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Farmington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 volunteered in a geriatric ward....you mean you actually enjoyed that?" Report Response

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

"Medical school strips you down to your most basic needs....what will be left of you when that happens?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take time off to travel?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you had to give up _______(extracurricular activity) due to your medical schedule?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Having to defend my interests and sincerity to someone who does not like his job. See specific questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read applications, school brochures, typical interview questions, read recent health care legislation initiatives." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Camaraderie of students, faculty interest in helping students, student's ability to have a social life." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Physician interviewer was an egomaniac whose MO still eludes me.." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my genuine interests in science and medicine would be doubted by the interviewer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the school seems like a good environment to learn in. People for the most part were great. Unfortunately, I had a really bad interviewer. He had a huge ego, and recognized that I did not. He scrutinized my record (which is actually pretty strong) and accused me of not being genuinely interested in medicine. Questioned (and almost ridiculed) my sincere desire to help people, explaining that medical school will strip all of that idealism away from me. Ironically, I sensed that he was actually the one with a lack of interest in medicine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2004

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