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  • Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hanover
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to stay at Dartmouth?" Report Response

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

"If you do decide to become a rural doctor, how will you handle the lack of technology?" Report Response

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

"What kind of role will you be playing in your community ten or twenty years from now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your best undergraduate experience?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you sure you want to stay in Hanover for four more years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application, the school's website, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dartmouth is in a beautiful place--the hills of New Hampshire are amazing, especially in the fall. And the best thing about Dartmouth is the community feeling I promise you'll get there. Most people at Dartmouth are really nice and outgoing, and students are generally happy. It's small-town, friendly and safe." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I think it would be hard to get a complete education in such a rural part of New Hampshire. From personal experience, as well as the tour, the medical center has little patient diversity, and there isn't much to do in Hanover. If you don't get along with your classmates (although I loved my undergrad ones!), there aren't many other people around to spend time with." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. Safety and Security stopped and offered me a ride from my dorm room because it was snowing and they saw I was dressed up and in heels--typical Dartmouth. =)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I went to Dartmouth as an undergraduate and loved it! Most everyone in the school (and town) is kind, friendly, and happy. The location is absolutely gorgeous and a lot of fun if you like being outdoors. Unfortunately, if you don't, and aren't a fan of drinking/partying, there isn't much else to do (although I guess you'd study more!). The other downside to the rural location is lack of diversity in both the general population, and in the patients. The DHMC (med center) is high-tech, and the best in the upper-New England area, but you wouldn't get to see a wide range of cases or patients. So I applied to the Dartmouth-Brown program (only such two-school program in the country!), which allows you to spend the first two academic years at Dartmouth and the second two clinical years at Brown. As for the interviews themselves, my Brown interviewer was nice, and had a list of questions prepared for me that took the whole half-hour. My Dartmouth interviewer was the microbiology professor (teaching a number of my friends that term), and basically spent 15 minutes trying to convince me that I needed to spend the next four years somewhere completely different before sending me on my way. I think he was right." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2004

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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