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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me how you got here today (wanted me to talk about myself, explain what led me to be applying to med school; first he told me his story)." Report Response

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

"How would your friends describe you?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about a difficult non-academic experience you faced in college and how you got through it." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about autism? (In the context of discussing my research)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were terribly difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, SDN, practiced answering other standard interview questions, went over the two essays they asked for." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How happy the students seem, the good nature and enthusiasm of everyone I encountered, how cheap Rochester is to live in." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rochester is nice, but not much of a city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my car battery would need to be replaced at the end of my interview day :(" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day started with a brief intro from the chair of the adcom at 8:15. He was selling the school hard, but it was effective and didn't put me off. There are two interviews during the day; I had one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and a tour with students at noon. Everyone in the admissions office was REALLY NICE. My first interviewer was a very accomplished man; he was very friendly, initiated a conversational interview, and did a lot of talking, including telling me about himself, giving me advice, etc. He was very encouraging! The second interviewer was a woman, also very nice, but much less interesting. She pretty much followed a script. It was a long day, but overall very positive." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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