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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?

4 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?

40 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why become a physician and why the U of M?" Report Response

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

"What do you believe makes a good team?" Report Response

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

"How have you experienced diverse cultures and backgrounds?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do teams fail?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An ethical situation that was posed. Initially it wasn't hard, but the interviewer then spun it in a tricky way." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewing common medical school questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their curriculum is very solid and has a very good reputation. All lectures are recorded and uploaded, so you hardly have to attend lecture. All exams are based purely on powerpoint from lecture (also uploaded), so no need for textbooks (save for anatomy). Plus it's a big school so every imaginable resource is available" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school feels archaic. They acknowledge that the school feels outdated and have been trying to make improvements. But this is just a symptom of a very large state school, not particular to U of M" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview was very conversational and none of the questions were really challenging or designed to throw me off. I did not need to be so nervous" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is really a great school. While it's old, it really does have a massively collaborative environment and very good academics. I would love to be accepted here" 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Commons Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/14

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

7 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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