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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why Rochester?" Report Response

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

"Why did you take time off after college to do the things you did?" Report Response

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

"What did you learn from your major extracurricular?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the most difficult part of your Peace Corps experience?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedbacks, read about school, re-read my AMCAS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seemed really happy and down-to-earth. Looked like a pretty relaxed and supportive place to be." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Research? eh....not so much. Seems like what everyone says about the weather is true - it snowed like 2 feet (in october!) right after I left. Maybe the school is a little TOO relaxed, if you know what I mean..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Rochester is a big PBL school and way into the biopsychosocial model. I knew this from reading these feedbacks, but its important to stress here." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are 2 interviews. My first interview was great - the interviewer ended up talking more than I did and I really felt like we had a good conversation about the school and its strengths/weaknesses. My second interviewer did not show up, so I ended up being shunted to an admon member who wasn't really prepared and my stress about my interviewer not showing up didn't help. That one didn't go as well. There was a lot of downtime during the day where the interviewees (about 10-12 in all) all just sat in the front of the admissions office. The Rochester students were really friendly, though, and were always asking if we had any questions, etc. Out of all my interviews, the Rochester students seemed the happiest and most willing to talk to interviewees." 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?

2-3 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?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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