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  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Albuquerque
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

No Response

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

No Response

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

Two

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)?

"What have been some of your life experiences with diversity?" Report Response

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

"What do you see as the most significant healthcare issues facing New Mexico?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in five years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you see yourself working in a community or academic setting?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could not become a physician, what career would you pursue?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview questions, NM Department of Health website, read Healthcare Handbook (latest volume available), UNM SOM website (for school specific questions), advice from current students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students seem really passionate, students seem very engaged with campus activities, admissions office staff was very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lackadaisical effort by faculty during curriculum presentation. No tour of facilities besides the library and one classroom. Clear bias for reapplicants" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That one of my interviews was on Skype. I had little time to prepare for a Skype interview and feel that it did make a slight impact." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Make applicants feel more wanted. This has been my dream school since I can remember, but the treatment of me on interview day soured me. I had already received an acceptance to an out-of-state medical school, and I made my decision to not attend UNM as soon as I walked off campus." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

October 15, 2015

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Admissions office was the most positive element of my interview day experience. My suggestion: give the staff a raise, they've earned it." Report Response

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