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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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

"Tell me about yourself and your decision to become a doctor." Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your volunteer activities/clinical experience and how this has influenced you to become a doctor." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your study habits." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If aliens were to come to earth and provide a cure for all the major human diseases, would you still want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your opinion on providing the HPV vaccine? Should it be required? Should it be paid for by the government or the family?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reading this website, reviewing my AMCAS application, talking with friends who had already interviewed there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, the enthusiasm of the med students that we met, the enthusiasm of one of my interviewers about the new systems-based curriculum" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"with the new curriculum, anatomy will no longer be taught with cadavers but with computer programs and preserved human models" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I made it on time, but just as a tip, traffic can be bad in the morning so make sure you leave with plenty of time" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was really impressed with the whole day. It wasn't very stressfull and most of the interviewers are on the same hall, so no worries about getting lost or being late. I also really liked how the lunch/tour with med students was set up. There was about five people for every one med student so we were able to get answers for a lot of our questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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