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  • University of South Alabama College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Mobile
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

3

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 was your favorite class as an undergrad?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"How did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked sort of obliquely about my views on abortion. I indicated that I'm interested in women's health so the interviewer wanted to make sure I'd thought about reproductive rights issues that may come up in practice. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? (I always hate that one.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything was very personalized. The staff and students are incredibly friendly and helpful. The small class size is a real asset in obtaining lots of hands-on clinical experience 3rd and 4th years. Children's and Women's Hospital is amazing. They have recently started a lot more cooperation with the Mobile Infirmary healthcare system so I think the school is on the verge of some really great growth and changes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There really is almost no clinical research, although they are building a very impressive and promising new cancer institute. The campus was eerily quiet, though I guess the 1st and 2nd years were in a test block so they were busy studying. The curriculum is letter grades rather than pass/fail in the first two years." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The board pass rates are pretty great, and the residency match list pretty good too. There's a lot to learn about this school because they don't put much info out into the public sphere. Also, you'll be done by about 2:30 so you can get a 4:00 p.m. flight out the same day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A very friendly little school. Great for primary care and hands-on clinical training. The faculty really care about teaching students. Not the place to go if you're really in to clinical research, though there is a fair amount of bench research." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PNS

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Ashbury Hotel & Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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