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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What would your dad say is the most impressive thing about you?" Report Response

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

"How would you solve the problem [you mentioned] in health care?" Report Response

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

"What made you decide to apply to medical school after a career in another field?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would your dad say is your most impressive quality?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think we can solve the crisis [you mentioned] in health care?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"1) Reviewed AAMC medical school book 2) Reviewed the Mayo website 3) Read article(s) on the latest medical developments 4) Mock-interviewed with another medical school applicant" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The most impressive quality was the enthusiasm of both staff and students. It appears that students are treated with respect and can readily develop a good raport with faculty. Mentors are readily available and the school administrators listen to students. The curriculum was recently changed on account of this." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I live in Washington, DC so it was a cultural shock to come to Rochester, Minnesota. Residents are friendly but the ethnic diversity gave me pause. Most of the travelers that come to Rochester are patients." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that the ''subway'' is not a train but an underground walkway connecting major city points, which would have been a good thing to realize since it was 20 degrees and snowing the day I arrived. Also, traveling to Minneapolis (and taking the bus to Rochester) may have been a good deal easier than traveling by plane to Rochester directly." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was an incredible experience to visit Mayo. Everyone was friendly and there is a real sense of commitment among staff and students to provide good care for the patients. Staff are committed to developing and fostering the students' interests." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

RST

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Kahler

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

10 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?

6 out of 10

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