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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Open file

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

"Why was your research important?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think the University of Utah is the right school for you?" Report Response

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

"How do you think your life has led you to be interested in a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Was asked about a Tolstoy book I was reading, turned out the fourth year interviewing student had an interest in philosophy." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Drilling questions about my undergrad research projects." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my personal statement, reviewed previous research projects, got online and learned about major programs at and around the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very friendly staff and student body - seemed like everyone was VERY happy to be there. The new Health Science building is AMAZING! and the cadaver labs were very nice compared to other schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The old school of medicine is small and outdated, but students aren't using those facilities much anymore, so I'm not sure." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known what they were looking for, the University of Utah's program is very diverse and so there is no one 'right applicant.' They try to see who they think would fit in at the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very nice - besides the nazi research interview. Very impressed with the new facilities and adjuct facilities (Moran Eye Center, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, Biomedical Polymers Research Institute, University Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital) all surrounding the school." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

SLC

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/23/2004

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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