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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
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?

10 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 a regional location

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)?

"What kind of practice do you see yourself in 10 years from now?" Report Response

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

"What qualities do you have that would make me want you as my doctor?" Report Response

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

"Do you think it is a woman's job to stay at home and raise the kids?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really caught me off guard" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What qualities do you have that would make me want you as my doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS, secondary essays, school's mission statement, and had practice interviews from a doctor I know." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The doctors who interviewed me were open, really nice and not out to get you. I was impressed to learn that the stats of entering studends are in the lower 25%, at the 50% for the USMLE 1, and at the 75% for the USMLE 2! Something is being done right here." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Since the school is under construction, I was not able to tour the facilities. I have heard really good things about the new facilities from people I know that work for the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews were pretty laid back and not stressful. Most of the time was just spent chatting. They went through my file and asked a few of the typical 'why do you want to be a doctor' questions, but did not grill me on any ethical issues or whether or not I wanted to practice rural medicine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

Airplane

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

< $100

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?

12/08/2006

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?

4 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

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