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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

5 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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How does your mother feel about you going to med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you NOT like to do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you feel you've learned after being abroad for two summers?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Interview Feedback, UT Website, AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amount of clinical involvement of students, especially during the first two years; the growth of the campus" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city (Memphis is neither safe nor clean); the students in the class I attended were inattentive and apathetic; the tour guides either talked about drinking or skipping class the whole time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The exit to the school is closed on 40W, meaning you HAVE to take 240 if you're coming from the east." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I showed up about 1.5h early, so I drove into Arkansas to get gas (cheaper over there). I came back, and I was still 15 minutes early - I tried the door, but it was locked. As I started to wander around the floor, the door opened and Dean Strother (nicest guy imaginable) invited me in, gave me my packet, and offered me breakfast (juice, coffee, water; muffins, candy). I read as other applicants came in, and I was surprised at how small the group was - including myself, there were 5 of us. We sat and chatted, hearing about curriculum, financial aid, and student life, before we broke and Ms. Harris took students to their interviews and the rest to their classes. I sat in on an M1 PCC class, where students, quite frankly, were disinterested - they were talking, reading magazines, and doodling, all while the teacher gave her presentation. I had a 10:15 interview with a guy made out to be the devil incarnate but that went extremely well (at least, in my opinion). It was all good, it was laid back, and I think I answered his questions sufficiently and succinctly. We had to stop talking for an 11:10 tour of the general education building - all classes are held in the same building, in the same room (one per M1 and M2), and the facilities looked... dated. But it is part of the Tennessee education system, which doesn't bode well. The guides seemed nice enough and they were enthusiastic, but I was underwhelmed by the facilities. And then we had lunch (Subway - turkey sandwiches) with M2and M4 students... the M2's were our morning tour guides, and the M4's were our afternoon guides. After lunch, the M4's took us to all the hospitals... and there are SO many. Bring walking shoes. There are so many great opportunities at UTMemphis to get clinical experience, even in the first two years - it's the third busiest trauma center in the country, as it's basically the only one in the area. You'll see all walks of life. After that, we returned for a wrap-up session, where Dean Strother told us when to expect to hear back, and then it was back home for me (I'd gotten up at 2:30 that morning to drive in and I was exhausted - I got back and passed out!) [I did my other interview in Nashville with a regional interviewer - most people have 2 interviewers on campus, an academic and a personal. I had only an academic. The second interview happens between 1:30 and 4.]" 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?

7+ hours

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?

10/31/2005

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

1 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?

8 out of 10

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