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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

""Do you have any personal connections to Minneapolis?"" Report Response

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

""How will you afford to come here?"" Report Response

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

""Why did you apply to UMN?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interview was more of a conversation during which I learned so much about both the school, it's program and resources and also medicine in general. It was laid back and so fluid that I cannot remember a specific question except for: "do you have any personal connections to Minneapolis?" and "How will you afford the tuition?" (I am an out-of-state applicant." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read all my essays and personal statements. Read a little about the school and it's program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was SO FRIENDLY!! It was the most pleasant experience, and they made you feel so welcome. The atmosphere is pretty laid back and very supportive. The admissions staff really cares about the applicants, and they gave wonderful presentations about their programs and financial aid. It's facilities are pretty cool and seem very up-to-date." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing. Well... Minnesota is a little cold and far away from my home (New York)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school really believes in it's mission: changing the inequities of healthcare throughout the world. It's refreshing to be in such a left-wing and compassionate environment." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Amazing. It was just the best interview in all of my graduate and undergraduate experiences. My interviewer was so excited and kind and really made me feel relaxed (and very welcome)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

MSP

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/05/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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