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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why U Rochester? (Read up on their double-helix curriculum before the interview- it's very unique)." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One of my interviewers asked what specialty I was considering, which was difficult to answer, so I just stuck to the "I'm open-minded" answer." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read up on healthcare issues, lots of sleep, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students- they all seemed very laid back, and they all loved U Rochester. I also really liked my interviewer- he and all of the students made sure that my questions were answered. There's also great oppurtunities for studying abroad, and a lot of students tend to tailor their own curriculum to their specific interests. Early clinical exposure- students start their first rotation in January of year 1. Advisory dean system- each student is assigned a faculty mentor to work with throughout their four years at the med school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students seemed a little bit *too* casual, Rochester (the city) was okay but not great, there was not a lot of technology integrated into the teaching." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Much better to stay with a student host- public transport was not good, and cab fares cost me an arm and a leg. Also, they don't provide breakfast at the interview, and the lunch was pretty shoddy- bring a granola bar! Also, there's LOTS of down time, so try to sit in on a lecture (they give you a schedule of M1 and M2 classes)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts early (around 8 am), you are given an informal presentation, then you wait around for your two interviews. Then lunch, and a student-led tour, with more interviews after lunch (each person has two one-on-one interviews). " 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ROC

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Extended Stay

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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