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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tucson
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?

7 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?

2

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)?

"See above" Report Response

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

"See above" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a difficult patient you have had (based upon my clinical volunteer experience)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about yourself..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever had any difficulties communicating with anyone...example?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Web site" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Close-knit student body; I could keep my family here in AZ if accepted; admissions department is very well-organized." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"1st interviewer was somewhat salty...bitter about the state of medicine today." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This entry accounts for BOTH interviews...the on-campus and the community physician interview. My community interview was much more laid-back and relaxing. My interviewer and I shared some experiences / philosophies that made it very easy to draw examples and express ideas. Overall...I feel very good about my community interview. On the other hand; my on-campus interview began with the interviewer telling me that he had been in medicine for over 30 years...he has seen the best...and NOW he is seeing the worst. What a way to kick off an interview! He challenged me time and again (pretty much the topic of the entire interview) about my intentions and dedication to medicine (based upon the fact that I am a "returning-student", and have enjoyed other careers before coming to medicine). The GOOD news is that I handled the challenges well, and stepped-up to the plate in addressing his concerns effectively. PLUS, we were all forearned that some of us may be challenged, and most of those who MEET the challenge earn better recommendations than those who went unchallenged during their interview. Nonetheless...he openly questioned - because of my age (I'm in my mid 30's...not that old) - the probability that I would make a significant contribution to the field of medicine, compared to my younger contemporaries. I really do not know what to expect of his recommendation...if he touches on that point he could possibly come-off sounding age-biased. We'll see what happens. Getting accepted here would mean that I would not have to re-locate my wife and kids accross the country." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2005

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

9 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?

7 out of 10

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