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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"You are at a party with some people, and someone says to you, 'I really just don't think animal research is ethical.' How do you respond?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" Report Response

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

"What research experiences do you have?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I want to show you and X-ray and have you diagnose what is going on (this was actually fun)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why an MD and not a PhD? (This is always so hard to justify, if you are intersted in research)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my AMCAS and the questions posted on this site, which were spot on with this interview. I looked over my answers to the supplemental essay questions, but honestly, they didn’t really get mentioned in the interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The extent to which the faculty and administration seek to make the students comfortable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The numbering system for the rooms in the hospital seems to be unintuitive." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The administration is very congenial and actively trying to make things easy for the applicants and students. There is a good deal of down time, but I would suggest getting to know some of your fellow applicants as you may see them again on the interview trail (or you may learn something from them; I did). Both of my interviews were relatively chill. I interviewed with one MD and one member of the administration, though some people interviewed with two MDs, an MD and a student, or two members of the administration. The interviews are closed file, so they don’t know anything about you; that’s good or bad in that they are not influenced by your numbers, but they seem genuinely interested in you as an applicant. The first interview I had was difficult to find, but it seems almost everyone at the hospital is hospitable: I just poked my head into an office and a nice lady led me to the doctor’s office. My second interview seemed a little more ‘business’ so to speak, and I felt like the answers I gave were not really met with approbation (or even tacit agreement), but you never know until decisions come out. I stayed with a student, and I would recommend that." 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?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

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?

09/05/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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