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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"what is your motivation to become a doctor (stemming from my AMCAS essay)?" Report Response

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

"what is a health-care issue today that is a problem (i talked about medicare/medicaid shortages and the rising cost of prescription drugs)?" Report Response

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

"what do you do for fun in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what is a health-care issue today that is a problem?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"same one" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN website and school website, looked up my interviewer to see what field(s) he was in (he was impressed with that), re-read my secondary application questions (IMPORTANT! a lot of my interview questions came directly off of mine, so make sure you know what you wrote!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone was SO friendly! I'm from the midwest myself and I was so taken with how inviting and enthusiastic everyone was. random students would wish us luck along the way, and we ran into a group of first years right after they had taken an exam, and they took the time to talk to us about their experiences. it was wonderful. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the interview day was a little disorganized. also, i wish they would have had multiple interviews...mine was even shorter than the 60 minutes i thought it would take." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"not much, thanks to SDN, but i should point out also that they interview a tight pool of candidates, so they offer admission to about half of them...AKA relax!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"pretty good, the staff and faculty were so enthusiastic about the school and very passionate about everything they talked about. you could tell they really believed in the school and its qualities." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

EconoLodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/25/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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