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  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Farmington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you improve your MCAT score?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think UCONN is a good fit for you?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Can't think of any." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your role in your family?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my application essays; school website and brochure" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Learning about the continuity clinical experience of working with the same physician one-on-one for three to four years and being able to develop relationships with patients" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No real campus; over stressing research yet also claiming to be the best school to learn how to take a patient history and do a physical exam" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall I have no idea how my interviews went. The first guy I interviewed with was a PA (not an MD) who constantly "changed gears" throughout the interview. We starting out talking about my current work in research and then changed gears to delve into my family history - and I mean DELVE. He wanted specifics on where everyone went to school, what they were doing now, how long each of my grandparents have been dead...it was really alarming and I kept thinking "can he really be asking all this" and "why does he want to know all this". And then he proceeded to ask me what I though my role in my family was and why and weird stuff like that. And then we changed gears several more times, but not once did we talk about anything I had done in college - he said that was all covered in my application and he wanted to know about me before college and about my current work. So that interview was weird. The second interview was with an older lady and once again we barely discussed anything in my application other than how I improved my MCAT score and what research I was doing. The rest of the time was spent talking about random other stuff including my family once again, except this time it was more general/basic info unlike the first guy. We talked about photography for a while because I said my younger brother is studying it in school. The weirdest part of this interview was when she asked me if I knew the definition of 'mesmerized' since I had used it in one of my essays. The third interview is with a student and my student interview was fine. She asked questions about my application as well as giving me her impression of the school and stuff like that. At the end of the day I enjoyed interacting with the students during lunch and the student interview, but my interaction with the two faculty members as well as with the deans left me with a negative vibe about the school in general." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/13/2006

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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