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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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 can you be sure that you are prepared to handle the amount of work required in medical school?" Report Response

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

"What specialty are you thinking of entering?" Report Response

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

"Favorite book? Favorite Movie? Favorite TV shows? Favorite color? Hobbies? -- etc." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing too difficult or interesting -- pretty standard (Why medicine? Problems with US Health Care System?, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my essays & personal statement, looked at the UMASS website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My first interview was very enthusiastic and had a good grasp of my folder and seemed interested in learning more about me. The cost is also very reasonable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My second interviewer repeatedly yawned during the interview, and did not have an opportunity to read my file prior to meeting with me -- I felt like I reiterated much of what is in my file." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There are morning interviews and afternoon -- if you have an afternoon, they ship you off-campus(in a stretch limousine, that's right!) to other area buildings affiliated with the school -- it was a long day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty standard. Low stress. Lunch was very good -- not just cold sandwitches. I hope that the disinterest of my 2nd interviewer does not detract form my review." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

10/19/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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