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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Closed file

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

"How would your friends describe you in five adjectives?" Report Response

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

"Tell me the difference between confidence and arrogance." Report Response

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

"Is there anything else that we have not discussed which is not contained in your application that you would like to tell us?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(In so many words...) Name three things this administration could be doing better in regards to anything foreign or domestic (health care related or not)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing seemed too difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, SDN, re-read my app, read website and packet." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How friendly everyone was... there was never a moment of uneasiness. They stressed how each applicant is here for a reason (and so they know you are good enough to be here) and interview day is just to get to know you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, and this is more of just a comment. The tour was somewhat cursory. The students were very excited, easy to chat with, and quick to answer any questions. However, there was not much to the tour other than a quick glance at some higlights on the list she was carrying around. It was a little disorganized but I think that is due to how early in the interview season this is. Again, it was not a big disappointment and I am sure the guides get better as the season continues." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I knew pretty much what I needed going in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed by everything on interview day. They do a fantastic job of making you feel welcome and are good about selling themselves as a great school. Students constantly stopped to ask us how we were doing, if we had any questions about the school, and did this with genuine sincerity. It appears that the learning environment they promote is extrememly relevant and appropriate to undertaking a career in medicine with a focus on basic science, clinical medicine, and PBL right from the beginning. Furthermore, because of the environment Rochester promotes, there is a feeling of comraderie instead of competition and students are friends rather than 'numbers' competing with each other. Overall, I went in thinking this was a pretty good school to check out, but I was proved wrong and left thinking this was a great school and one truly worth attending. I enjoyed it thoroughly. ...pretty cold in the winter though." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

ROC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/01/2006

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

9 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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