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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Why UMass?" Report Response

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

"What would you be if you couldn't be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Explain the life cycle of the parasite that causes Schistosomiasis (related to my senior project)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"As a doctor, you may be faced with many limitations that are imposed by HMOs. How will you deal with it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why are your SAT scores so good and your MCAT scores so bad?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read application, sdn, thought about answers to potential questions without memorizing anything" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"enthusiasm of the students. Everyone seems to love it there. School has recently been renovated. Brand new simulation center to come in 2008." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Worcester isn't really that interesting. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Unless you are an MD/PHD candidate, you will either have two interviews in the morning or two interviews in the afternoon. I personally think that I was lucky to get the morning interview because we spent more time with our tour guides and had less stress during the tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UMASS admissions people stressed that they so no point in adding stress to the candidate's experience. Although I was nervous at the beginning of the interview, both interviewers were able to put me at ease pretty easily. Also the admissions staff definitly is interested in improving the interviewing experience for candidates. The admissions lady admitted to us that she was giving extra time for questions because someone on studentdoctor.net said she didn't give enough time. Perhaps they could extend the tour time in the future because some people in our group missed part of the tour so they could get to their afternoon interviews on time. " 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

LaQuinta Auburn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/13/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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