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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularily interesting. Just basic med school questions. They try to keep it very conversational. Interviewers have everything in your file except grades and MCATs and the interviews are designed to assess whether you as a person would fit in at the school." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions about leadership and problem solving in leadership position. These kind of caught me off guard." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Thought over previous interviews, reread applications, studied up on the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were ridiculously HAPPY! At all other schools I've visited students seem kind of stressed out and overwhelmed but everyone at Utah had it together and seemed really happy. They're also extremely friendly. Random students saw me in my suit and just came over to talk to me about the school and how my day was going." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There are a lot of married students, and there is a definite discrepency in the male to female ratio. I don't know how these things would affect my classes but they might hamper study groups, class dynamics, etc. Also, not sure about the social scene in Salt Lake. There is tons of outdoor stuff to do but not as much typical "city" stuff like bars, concerts, etc. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The anatomy lab is located off the medical school campus. Supposedly it's too far away to walk in the winter which might deter me from actually going to disect. Also found out they're building a new facility for health professions students which should be open in the fall. It seems really nice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrive early in the morning (check in by 7:50 am). Have an orientation with the dean which was really impressive. He just seems very kind and concerned with the interviewees and students at the school and making sure things run smoothly for them. Interviews are from 8:30 to 11:30. You have two interviews during that time. One with and MS4 and another with a faculty member. If you have downtime during this time period you can go sit in on classes, explore the campus, etc. After interviews there's a lunch with MS2s followed by a financial aid presentation and then a quick tour. Overall I thought it was a very well organized day that definitely allowed me to get a sense of what the school is like and how it would be to study there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2005

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