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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? " Report Response

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

"What would you be doing if you weren't going into medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about (this random community service thing i did 12 years ago).....while ignoring other more relevant things in my file" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Whether i had experience working with minorities - both interviewers asked this." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"So, you've been out of school for a while - do you think you'll be able to handle med school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread AMCAS & secondary, SDN, school web site, talked to friend who goes there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were better than i had expected - the lecture hall has been recently renovated and some of the other buildings were brand new. Students seemed pretty enthusiastic about the school and seemed down-to-earth vs. snooty or competitive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm not a huge fan of baltimore, but I confess that I don't know it all that well. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviews were interesting. One was with a PhD who didn't really know the school all that well and was very research-focused, and some of the questions threw me off a little (i think of maryland as a school that is non-tradional-applicant friendly, that values patient care experience, and that is less concerned about what grades you got, and my interviewer seemed to contradict this impression). After reading the previous comments about waiting around for hours in the morning, i called beforehand and was chastized by the person that answered the phone and told to 'come at the time the email told me' - and i still waited around for an hour and a half for the first interview to start. My other interviewer clearly had not read my file ahead of time and spent the first 10 minutes of the interview facing away from me, asking me questions, and cutting off my answers with new questions. The second half of the interview was much better. In the middle of the day, there was a tour, lunch with students, talk with the dean, and a financial aid presentation. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2006

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

7 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?

6 out of 10

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