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  • University of Sydney Medical School (Australia)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • NSW
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"What are your views on alternative medicine? How do these fit with the traditional Western practice of medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the current problems in modern medicine?" Report Response

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

"Explain one of the following terms in lay language. (I don't remember the terms, but it was stuff like ozone, DNA, metabolism, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"On what levels do doctors help people?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give us an example of how you've helped someone." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Wrote out several pages of notes organising my thoughts on why I was interested in medicine, why I thought I'd excel in medicine, and some situations that had inspired me medically and scientifically. I read through these a few times in advance to be sure I could articulate them in my head, then tried to relax." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were really quite kind and realised that I was nervous, and while they asked probing questions, did not argue or take issue with my answers. Also, the interview was conducted by the associate dean of the school and either a recent graduate or a 4th year student, which I thought was a good way of doing things. Lastly, the campus was absolutely gorgeous and the city was friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really didn't need to be stressing out as much as I did." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very early for my interview because I was so nervous that I'd miss it. I did have to wait for a little while, but then they let me in early to interview with a younger fellow who I think was either a student or a recent graduate, and the associate dean. They each had a list of questions which they alternated asking me, and they graded my answer on a 1-4 or 1-5 scale for each answer. I was given plenty of time for each answer and not rushed at all, and once I asked if I could think for a little while and there was no problem with that either. Last, given that we were done very early, the dean asked if I had any questions for them. This allowed me about 5-10 minutes in which I asked them questions about the program, and they were very forthcoming (much more so than some). I then was led to a "feedback room" where I filled out a survey form assessing whether I felt the interview was fair or biased in any way, and left with a brochure about the program. They asked me to wait until they came back to pick up the feedback form, and when they did come back, I was told on the spot that I had been successful!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SYD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Billabong Gardens youth hostel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2004

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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