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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

30 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)?

"I see that the few B's you got in college were in your major - why do you think that is?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why UMass? What do you look for in a school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. Follow-up questions about my research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like about rock-climbing? (Follow-up question to What do you do for fun?)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What exactly does fMRI measure? (I use it in my research but when I answered her she repeated the question - I think she wanted the physics principles answer which I was unable to provide." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interview, school website, spoke to someone who had interviewed there earlier." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The attitudes of the students, the early clinical exposure." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Match results - in 2001, 63% of grads got first choice for match, not nearly as good at other schools I'm applying to." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It didn't take me nearly as long to get there as I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Three of us arrived for morning interviews, and were joined after our interviews by 12 more who came for afternoon interviews. We had lunch, a presentation by two 1st-years, and a brief tour. There is usually a presentation by the dean or director of admissions, but they were out of town at a conference. I was out of there by 1:15." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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