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  • Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bryan
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"You're going through quite a career change ... tell me about that." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your previous job. How did you get into that venture?" Report Response

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

"What is your definition of success?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that with your engineering background you might expect more precision than a field like oncology has to offer?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were difficult. They were really just trying to get to know me better. There wasn't much time in the interviews, so there was a lot of ground to cover (many questions) in a short time. Rapid-fire questions might throw some people off." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my TMDSAS and secondary applications. Reviewed previous questions from StudentDoctor" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Scott & White is impressive -- an excellent teaching hospital. Also, they they have a simulation center that is like an emergency room and private practice complete with computerized dummies, ambulances that beats anything I have seen at other medical schools. The attitude of the faculty and administration impressed me in that they want every student to succeed ... not just the top 80% or whatever. Every single student passed the step tests for the past few years. The students really knew each other and seemed to have a good chemistry with one another. Very organized planning for the future (with options for a Temple 4-year and Bryan/College Station 4-year track coming up for the future). This school clearly is clearly committed to to producing excellent doctors and growing their program in a way that maintains excellence. Scott & White has many clinical research opportunities. None of the students was "personality deficient." At every other school, I met at least one medical student who was shy or was challenged in personal interaction. At A&M every student had at least good interpersonal skills and most seem to excellent in the people skills department and were very motivated and happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I was actually quite very impressed. This is a school focused on rural care, so it's not going give the big-city indigent care hospital experience that some might seek." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's pretty interesting how they are going to have 4-year tracks in Bryan/College Station and Temple in the future." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive. The interviewers had obviously read my material and were efficient and professional. I felt like these were excellent doctors / administrators reviewing me in a logical way. I really was left with a sense that this was a competitive program that will continue to improve as it grows and offered a very positive rewarding experience for the students who are going through the program now (albeit with a lot of hard work required)." 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta, College Station

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/03/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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