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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

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?

Open file

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

"If you didn't get into any medical school this year, what would you do during the coming year to strengthen your application? " Report Response

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

"Describe a difficult situation you faced in which there was no good solution." Report Response

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

"What are some of the most important medical discoveries ever made?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were to teach a class tomorrow, on any academic or non-academic subject, what would it be and what important ideas would you try to get across?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How should we deal with the related problems of rising obesity and increased rates of diabetes in NM?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over personal statement and secondary, talked with friends and family about my answers to various questions I might be asked." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A brand-new UNM hospital is opening in April, and there will be a new basic sciences building shortly after that, both of which are going to be great. For anyone who is interested in primary care and health issues particular to NM, the school is perfect. I appreciated that the whole thing was laid back-- I wasn't herded around in a group of other suit-clad applicants as I was at some of the big-name schools. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They weren't able to schedule a tour for me, and if you like a lot of fanfare on your interview day, you won't get it. I also didn't get to talk to students other than my interviewer, who was an M3." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview day was very short. Both of my interviews were in the afternoon, so I just drove to Albuquerque, checked in, walked around a bit, interviewed, and left. The interviewers have seen all of your file except your GPA and MCAT score. Talking to my interviewers made me even more excited about NM healthcare and issues." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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