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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?

2 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?

35 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"What do you want me to tell the admissions committee tonight?" Report Response

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

"What CD would I find in your car if I looked right now? (Definately makes you pause for a moment if have stopped listening to CDs like I have and switched to an MP3 player)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where exactly in the Constitution does it guarantee a basic right to healthcare?(this was prefaced by me saying that I thought the biggest problem in healthcare was a lack of universal coverage)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read AMCAS, look at interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were mostly happy being there and thought well of the school, the clinical facilities are great, Mr. Scott has a great sales pitch in general." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews for some people are spread out among the school and the various hospitals (although if you don't have a car that day they will be nice and provide transportation or arrange all of your interviews on campus), some of the lecture halls are old, the torrential downpour, some (but not all) of the students seem to resent UAB and its med students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Mobile has little to very little drainage. Water tends to accumulate everywhere quickly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day is very stressfree, the most stressful time is the preinterview portion, once the interviews start the day is relaxing. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for the tour of the hospital and check the weather the days before you interview." 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?

In 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MOB

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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