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  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Caguas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why are you here? Why do you want to be a medical student?" Report Response

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

"What are your three most important extracurricular experiences?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Hypothetical patient scenario: 3 patients needing a heart (15, 35, and 85 years old), 2 hearts. Who do you save and why? Twist after first answer: 15 year old is a drug addict. How does that change your answer and why? Twist after second answer: 35 year old is HIV+. How does that change your answer and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why should we choose you over other candidates? (They were wanting to see how you sell yourself, for what makes you different to other applicants, what makes you unique, all in a confident but not arrogant way.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Contacted some people who attended this school and asked for input and feedback. I also did a basic online search of the most common medical school interview questions and was able to anticipate and prepare for every question they asked, except the hypothetical scenario." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"From the outside it looks like a very humble building, but once you get to tour the facilities it is as hi-tech and up-to-date as other medical school I've seen." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The library is not open 24 hours, but they have study rooms that you can use instead. Also, traffic was busy coming in and leaving the school, but remember that it's an urban area, so plan ahead and give yourself enough time." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You have to pay for parking since you park in the hospital visitors parking area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with the school overall. The students seem to enjoy the small school environment and seem close to the faculty." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

SJU

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

N/A

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

April 23, 2015

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

8 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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