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  • University of Texas Medical School-Houston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about your medical experiences in India." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name one thing about you that is not in your application that you want me to know about." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You did some experiences in India. What lesson did you learn from these experiences?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this site, prepared from a list of frequently asked questions for medical school interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location in the Texas Medical Center. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Admissions Director Dr. Gunn must be one of the most rude people I have ever met. Also, the day is not that well organized. Such a strong school clinically should do a lot more to sell their school, but the interview day doesn't give you the impression that the Admissions people don't seem to have the charisma or enthusiasm that any medical school admissions recruiters should have. I thought A&M did a far better job selling their school, even though academically and even clinically they might not be as strong as UT-H. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started at 7:45 AM. Dr. Gunn, the Dean of Admissions, was very unimpressive. He was rude to my dad (even though the invitation said spouses and family were allowed) and basically asked him to leave. His presentation wasn't any better. He constantly rambled about all sorts of random issues and never really talked about the school very much. It seems that A&M people (or at least the 3 I met) sometimes are stuck with only one interview: so, the moral of the story is make your interview count, b/c it's ur only chance. I left the TMC around 11 AM, but some others had to stay until 5 PM. A student panel also came and talked in the morning, and they were very informative and helpful. Like I said earlier, b/c I had only one interview, and b/c they said you can leave as soon as u finish your interviews, I left at 11 AM and missed the tours and all the other things they had scheduled for later in the day. I had some engagements I had to attend to, but I guess they might be worth your time if you want to stay. I've already seen the medical center as part of a summer program, so nothing was that new to me. My 1 interview was kind of interesting. Dr. Covinsky was a kind of eccentric guy. He even called himself that. Since this was my only interview at UT-H, I really wanted to make a lasting impression on him. He asked me about some of the service I had done in India and what I had learned from it. He then asked me one thing that wasn't on my application that I wanted to tell him about, and I talked about my lifelong tennis career. The rest of the interview was spent with he and I having a long conversation about Baylor and UT-H and the differences between the two schools, as well as his opinions of UT-Houston. He had a couple of interruptions with pathology samples he needed to take care of, but the wholet thing was very conversational and I came away from it knowing he probably didn't get to know so much about my passion for medicine, but he got to know what I do outside of school so I thought that was significant. All in all, I think it went very well. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/24/2005

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

6 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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