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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What's your GPA?" Report Response

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

"What did you get on your MCATs?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why did you join the military? and Are you still married?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"3 previous interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students, faculty, administration were all super nice and very helpful. All the students that saw you out on the campus smiled and said hi. The curriculum. PBL." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"longer walks and lots of closed entrances due to construction, but seeing as it's for a BSIV research facility, I think I could deal with it" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the curriculum isn't just "learn on your own" as a lot of 1st and 2nd years at other schools told me. There's lots of small group discussions and PBL groups which make sure you don't fall behind." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Extremely laid back. I walked into my first interview and I was pretty nervous because he was a neurosurgeon. He told me to sit down, I did, he looked me straight in the eye, and said "I don't believe in canned questions. I think they're a bunch of bullsh!t." Right away, I knew I was home. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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