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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 medicine?/why now? (I'm still in college and want to go immediately after graduation)" Report Response

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

"What did your volunteer work teach you about medicine?" Report Response

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

"How did you become interested in the medical specialties you mentioned on your application?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to pursue your interest in journalism while being a physician, and how will being a physician help you do that?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your feelings regarding Medicare/Medicaid and how they have been affected by recent events? ***They only asked because I brought up the topic, don't expect something like this out of the blue***" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website. i wasn't aware of any other of my undergraduate classmates who already interviewed there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"enthusiasm of students, faculty, and staff, resources devoted to students, the way students are treated as colleagues by faculty. knowing how the Mass. gov't usually runs, I expected bureaucracy and general incompetence, but the school seems exceptionally well-run, not just for Mass. but compared to everywhere else." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"medical school building was tough to navigate, and the way they number the rooms makes it 10 times worse than it already is, but if you go there on a regular basis I imagine it becomes easy enough." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they don't dig deep into every facet of your application. Instead they focus on a couple interesting things they found." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews began a little late and ran long, hopefully because they were interested in me. But they were very enjoyable, we had some great conversations, and they almost seemed over too quickly. They didn't go too deeply into my application, because they both were intrigued by my response to a short essay question and we spent at least half the time of each interview on topics related to that question." 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?

0-1 hour

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?

10/04/2005

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?

4 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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