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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"GPA? MCAT? (This despite assurances that our interviews were assessments of personality, not numbers.)" Report Response

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

"Why did you apply to Tulane?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Tulane website, personal statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was a nice, easy going place. The french quarter was fantastic. I enjoyed New Orleans thoroughly, and I think it is one of the only things Tulane has going for it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Medical school building was depressing! Dark, dated, and derelict. I found out during my interview that the class was full. The people at the hotel warned me that the area around the medical school was an "undesirable place" at night. It's expensive, and unlike other schools, they mentioned nothing during the presentation about cost or financial aid. I asked several students, and they spoke only about how difficult it was to deal with the financial aid office. Some of the people (including an interviewer) kept making jokes about people from the Northeast. It was funny at first, but then it started to make me uneasy. You will probably need a car if you live off campus. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interview was not for a position in the class but a waitlist spot. I'm really angry and disappointed at having wasted almost 500 dollars. The least Tulane could do is notify people of the situation beforehand and allow them to make an informed decision on whether or not to attend the interview. This is the same school that wouldn't even accept my fee waiver for the secondary. They absolutely disgust me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Day begins with a brief talk from the Dean of Admissions and a 3rd or 4th year student. Be sure to have questions for them. There were also two faculty interviewers and one awkward student interview over lunch. A first or second year student leads a tour then invites you to go drinking afterwards as part of the interview "tradition." It was a Wednesday afternoon. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

MSY

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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