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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How did you arrive at your undergraduate major?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself and why medicine." Report Response

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

"What sort of role models / influences do you have in your life (also, role models in the field of medicine)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your favorite (college) class and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about the negative aspects of medicine and/or med school." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my own file(s), read school website, quiet reflection on various matters." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Awesome facilities... great resources. Classes seem really top-notch and there is plenty of opportunities for independent study and help if you need it. Big school, lots of expansion in recent years, lots of potential for growth, friendly admissions staff. Great school for primary care, also great for research - you've got the best of both worlds here! Also, at the very start of the day you are given your itinerary and the directions are extremely clear - I had no problems finding my interview spots - and you are given tons of great info on the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. Baltimore is a much nicer city than people here would have you think. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I came in around 8:20 AM, but my interviews were in the afternoon and so my day didn't really start until 11:00 AM. Not a big deal really - it gave me a chance to read the paper and I had also brought a book. I also got the chance to sit in on a lecture and that was cool. Mmmm I did get a little hungry at some point (~11 am), so it's a good idea to bring a snack, but the lunch was nice and it was given at noon. Also, you may want to bring a small water bottle with you, as you might get a little thirsty (or dry-mouthed) during your interview(s)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone reports to the admissions office at 8:30 am. The building is new and extremely nice. UMB has had lots of expansion lately and the facilities are really state-of-the-art. After arriving, you get your schedule. You are randomly given two interview slots, chosen from time slots at 9am, 10am, 2pm, and 3pm. Interviews are designed to go for up to an hour. From 11 to 2, you have: a financial aid presentation, a talk with the dean of admissions, lunch with current students, and a tour of the school. Overall, it was a great day and I left with a very good impression!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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