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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

60+ 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)?

"Say a patient has carbon monoxide poisoning. You look up the half life of carbon monoxide in the body and find that it's 4 hours. But if you put the patient under pure oxygen, that can be reduced to 40 min. What do you think is happening?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you explain zeroth-order and first-order decay to a family?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You prick your finger while drawing blood from a patient, what do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over school brochure, read over application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cold/gray/rather ugly area around the medical school. There is no real campus to speak of." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That closed-file interviews can get quite strange. First interviewer was interested in discussing math problems and we wound up talking about a variant of the King and Chalice puzzle." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I stayed with a host overnight. She was extremely welcoming and helpful. Learned a lot about the University. I'm not sure if I am supposed to mention names in here, but one of the interviewers (he works in emergency dept) asks very off-the wall questions." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ROC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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