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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?

2 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?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"When did you decide to apply to medical school? (I was in a master's program at the time)." Report Response

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

"What triggered your decision to apply?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is the largest problem you see with the US healthcare system? This may not seem like an interesting question but since I was an MPH student at the time, I fortunately had a lot to talk about and enjoyed sharing my views. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe the last time you were extremely stressed or mad and how you were able to cope." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread my personal statement and went over sample questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Absolutely everything. The students were fantastic. The admissions office staff were very kind and helpful. The facilities impressed me as well even though I had heard otherwise. Also, go to the coffee hour they have the night before the interview. I learned so much from chatting with two 2nd year med students. I am now two days away from starting school here and couldn't be more excited." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Just plan to arrive a little early because traffic around the U can be bad." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive. I was a little afraid because I was interviewed by a 4th year student. I assumed beforehand that she wouldn't have as much weight as the other admissions committee members. I was completely wrong and she was great at making me feel comfortable and 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?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/21/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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