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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tucson
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

1

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 organizations were you involved in during college?" Report Response

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

"Having clinical experience, what traits of physicians you've seen would you want to emulate and which ones would you avoid? Why?" Report Response

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

"How did you decide on medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you identify with a patient to make them feel at ease?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think healthcare is a right or a privilege? Why?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Practiced with family, reviewed UofA website and programs, reviewed current medical issues (i.e. malpractice, managed care, etc), and practiced OUT LOUD (so important!!!!!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The environment was really relaxed. I had my interview in the afternoon session so I had about 3 hours to wait, but it was so relaxed that all of my anxiety was long gone before I met with my interviewer." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The actual college of medicine is really small and not entirely new, but it is functional and has some newer parts. The students get what they need from it, which is what's important!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school doesn't even begin reviewing "complete" files until December and the first notifications are in January, then Feb, then March. So theoretically, I have to wait almost 6 months before I find out if I get in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both the on-site interview and community physician interview were relaxed. It's definitely a low-pressure situation, but that doesn't mean the interviewers don't take their job seriously. The first interview took 45 minutes, which is pretty typical. The orientation was brief but informative, as was the tour. The lunch was kind of unnecessary -- hardly anyone in the afternoon group even ate, so it was a waste of food!! The community interview, which you have to set up yourself, lasted 2 1/2 hours! I really lucked out to have such an awesome physician, but he went over EVERYthing. It was him talking most of the time, but that's a good thing. He was open and honest about the school and the profession, but he was also very encouraging. Overall I liked this process much better because there are no expectations of the student based on a primary application. It gives them a chance to really see how well you communicate, what experiences you've had and your motivation to become a doctor, which is what they are really after." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/28/2005

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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