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  • University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Aurora
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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 your research." Report Response

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

"Why MD/PhD?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think you would be a good fit at UCHSC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The number of male applicants to medical school is declining while the number of female applicants is increasing. In 10-15 years, what will be the implications of this?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were in my shoes, how would you be able to tell in a 30 minute interview if a person was right for this program?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new facilities at Fitzsimons campus--there is a LOT of building and development going on, and lots of room to build some great facilities. The director of the MST Program was very personable, he got to know all the applicants and was very honest about how they were developing the new curriculum. The new curriculum impressed me...you take graduate school core courses while in medical school, but they replace some medical school courses. Thus, the grad school course is more geared toward what you need rather than the medical school course which is trying to bring everyone up to speed on the topics. The people were VERY nice, and it sounded like they knew how to relax and have a good time. They worked hard and played hard. Also, I like that the second years take the USMLE Step 1 in March--very early--which allows for MSTP students to do a lab rotation earlier." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that our first semest (Fall '07) will most likely be at the old campus and then we will move to the new Fitzsimons campus. This comes with logistical complications that I would rather not deal with during my first year. There isn't really an undergraduate campus that is associated with the medical school, and some medical students missed that culture. The library wasn't very impressive, most students don't study there or go there at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You are required to buy a lap top and a PDA for your first year, but you don't really use the PDA until 3rd year. And they strongly encourage you to get a PC instead of a Mac." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive. We arrived Wednesday night and didn't start until noon the next day. We had lunch with the director, then a tour and several interviews with MSTP admissions committee members. At night we had dinner with some students. The next day we started early with the other medical school applicants. We had two half-hour interviews for the medical school, then lunch with some students and a tour of the old campus. Then we were bussed to the new campus for more MSTP interviews. At night we were supposed to have dinner at a current student's house, but due to weather we had to cancel and ended up going out to dinner close to our hotel with some students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DEN

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Doubletree Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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