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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What books have you read lately that you weren't required to read?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to medical school in Minnesota?" Report Response

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

"Questions about my research" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would I do overseas work?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Well, at first after explaining their process, he said that the first thing I needed to do was explain why I wanted to go to medicine. But without telling where he wanted me to go. Obviously "Why medicine" is fair but he asked it in a weird way. So I talked for a bit but then he started asking questions and made it more informal and conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"StudentDoctor.net, talk to a med student, practice interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great facilities, friendly interviewer who was on the admissions comittee. At the end he checked to see if I could sit in on a med school class" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was supposed to be a 2nd year med student tourguide, but after waiting no one showed up. So the 4th year who had given the talk gave the tour but she got lost and was kind of random. Then we didn't eat lunch until after 1pm which was tough since my interview was at 8:30am." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How late lunch would be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I enjoyed the interviewer and going to the 2nd year class. The rest of the program wasn't very organized, but I think that was because the dean was out of town." 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?

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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/04/2005

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

9 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?

9 out of 10

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