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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"why medicine, why no phd, why no D.O. schools, etc. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your: research, activities, a situation where you showed leadership, where you failed etc." Report Response

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

"what would you do if some 18yr old (on a volleyball team that you were a physician for-or something like that)didn't want you to tell her parents that she was pregnant or a man or something wierd like that." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why is Dostoevsky considered exsistential (we were talking about my hobbies)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you fix the problem of the uninsured?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over my secondary and primary, found a suit to wear." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The ladies in the admisisons office were really nice, the interviewers didn't try to intimidate me (that much). They were trying to get to know me more and see if I could fit in at the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They didn't say much about alternative opportunites in the educational aspect of the school like overseas clerkships, possibility of pbl, or tell me much about research opportunities. It seemed like there wasn't much emphasis on preventative medicine/nutrition etc from what the students said (even though the website claims that's a big part of things). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I really found this out after, but the essays(secondarys) can make or break you here. You really need to answer their questions explicitly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was nice and I did find out that it was a good school. It seemed like you had to be proactive in order to get involved in programs that interest you (like anywhere I guess) - I'm just saying that they're not coming to you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2006

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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