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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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 did you do differently so that your MCAT improved so much? (Asked by all three interviewers)" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun, to ''chill out.'' " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you believe in global warming? Do you think man is causing it? Are we out of time to do anything? Also, I went to a class and the professor asked me a question about the material he was covering. I guessed and got it right and was rewarded with a key chain. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I know you've been around medicine for a while (my parents are physicians), but tell me about the first experience that made you realize that medicine really was for you. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interviews, read their website (reading the ''State of the School'' address and referencing seemed to really impress one of the interviewers), read books/websites/journals about healthcare coverage" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of the students; new, beautiful facilities; how easy going/interesting the interviewers were; enthusiasm of the students to meet the interviewees and stay in contact if we had questions; better than I expected match list" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Out of state tuition is unavoidable and pretty expensive; seemed to focus way too much of the USNews Rankings and their improvement; I'm not a huge fan of Alabama overall after Nick Saban " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much out of state tuition was; how misguided everyone is about Nick Saban" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school. Three, really low-key interviews. I said that they were open file, however, one is completely open file and two are given only partial files. Didn't seem to matter though since the interviewers I had were far more interested in personal things than they were about clubs or whatever. Like everyone has said, everyone is very friendly and seem genuinely excited about being there. The new hospital is beautiful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$301-$400

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?

Residence Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/11/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 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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