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  • Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Augusta
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What was your GPA/MCAT?" Report Response

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

"What extracurriculars were you involved in that you'd like the committee to know about?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularly interesting; the questions were pretty straightforward and expected." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Did a mock interview, read the admissions information, SDN reviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They're building and expanding their facilities. Also, there is a great emphasis on training to be a good clinician, not just theory-work." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Augusta. Despite the reassurances of the staff, there really is nothing to do in Augusta. However, as a med student, it's not like you'll have time to do anything anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That when they say closed-file, they really mean it. The interviewer literally knows nothing about you except for your name, and while the idea is that they don't prejudge you based on your numbers, they're not exactly hesitant about flat-out asking for them. Also, the interview can last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes; they budget an hour for it, but many of the interviewers are practicing physicians, with patients to attend to. They reassured us, however, that a short interview does not necessarily mean that the interviewer hated you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrived promptly at 8:20AM at the Admissions Office. Waited a bit with other interviewees; no coffee or doughnuts provided, so I was glad that I'd already eaten at the hotel. Welcomed by staff, given the names of those who would be interviewing us (one morning interview, one afternoon) and the times. Then we were escorted to our morning interview so we wouldn't get lost. Reassembled at noon for a tour, led by a friendly student (unaffiliated with the Admissions Office) who showed us the facilities and answered any and all questions. Returned to Admissions Office for lunch (they provided it) and talked with the Assoc. Dean of Admissions, the staff coordinator, and the tour guide over the meal. Were escorted to afternoon interview, after which we were free to leave. My first interview was with a non-teaching faculty member, and he seemed rather rushed; it was a clinic day for him, and we were interrupted once by someone wanting him to look at films (which he went off and did, returning in about five minutes). The entire interview only took about 20 minutes. The second interview was with the vice-chair of the admissions committee, who also teaches at the school. He was much more relaxed and willing to discuss things fully; the interview lasted about 50 minutes. I felt much more comfortable about this interview, which is the one that counted more, since he is actually on the committee and won't just be making a written recommendation for the file." 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?

4-6 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn Medical Center

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2005

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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