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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 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?

3

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)?

"What has motivated you to pursue a career in medicine at this point in your life? " Report Response

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

"What does your husband do? Will you family come with you? How old are your children? Do you want to be a super mom? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Did you have a hard time deciding where to attend undergraduate school?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Community Outreach Program at the school seems very well devloped." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of my interviwers asked questions that were outside the scope of accepted interviewing lines--revealing discriminatory intentions towards non-traditional applicants." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had three interviews because I asked for a third interview after my experience interviweing with someone who had a clear bias against women, especially someone with children who wants to attend medical school. I will add however, that the admissions staff was very helpful in aranging for an alternate interview at my request. That interview was the best of the three I had, probably because I was very interested in that aspect of the medical school, and so I more in common with the person. I was negatively impressed by the way the students giving the tour interacted with us. Compared to other places I've interviewed, they seemed very uptight,rushing us through lunch and all through the tour. They seemed more interested in getting it over with that in getting to know us. Of the four schools I've interviewed at this fall, I would say this one is the most obsessed with image and with stature. They spent a lot of time telling us how Rochester is the best and how they were leaders in various aspects of medical education, research, community outreach, international education... etc--even that they are the #1 nationwide in charitable giving for United Way per capita. This suggested an underlying need to be make an impression--which somehow didn't impress me. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 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?

09/22/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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