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  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Grand Forks
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Describe some of the current issues in healthcare." Report Response

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

"I am an outdoor person, and we talked about many of the activities I do in Montana. One question was, "North Dakota does not have mountains, or trout fishing/fly-fishing...How do you anticipate handling a move to Grand Forks w/many different activities than Montana."" Report Response

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

"I went to school @ ASU, so we talked a lot about the differences in AZ vs. ND. The question was...Explain to me some of the differences you have seen in doctors in AZ vs. ND. The following question was then...expain some of the pro's and con's w/managed healthcare (HMO's)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Teach me something non-medical. I taught the group how to cast a fly-rod, they enjoyed it :)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What life experiences have prepared you to become a physician and what will you bring to UND?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, spoke w/a second & third years student a few weeks before. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The willingness of the students to offer answers to any questions and to give tours, pick up from the airport..." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It took me an entire 45 minutes until one of my interviewers would finally uncross his arms and act interested. Don't be alarmed if one of your interviewers is "the mean guy", one is "the nice guy", and the other is just there to be there. I think that my "mean guy" just wanted to see how I could handle the pressure and stress. Don't let it bother you...I think that he is there to test your skills :)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really, taking taxi's around town is annoying. So, if you're old enough, I would rent a car rather than ride around w/cabbies all day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When walking into the room before the interview, there will be a group of 4 students, also waiting to interview. Each student goes into a different room to be interviewed by a different committee. The interview was not too relaxed for me. Apart from the one interviewer who just sat there, uninterested, everyone else was nice. By the end though, I think I got through to "the meanie" because he finally relaxed and started talking a bit more. The interview is supposed to run ~ 30-40 minutes, mine ran over an hour. Basic questions were asked, real similar to all the other interviews I have been to so far. Nothing to worry about, just be prepared w/your answers. " 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?

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?

GFK

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hilton Garden Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2006

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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