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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
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?

8 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself. (both interviews)" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to finance your medical school education? (both interviews)" Report Response

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

"How will your psychology major help you in medical school? (one interview)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think you will deal with being a woman in a field predominated by men?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you see yourself handling a patient who comes to you wanting an abortion? (she knew I was a Christian because of my involvement in Younglife)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, thinking over my opinions and stances on hot topic issues, reading my personal statement, talking to my dad and other doctors" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"how happy the students are, super high board scores, residency matches, problem based learning and curriculum structure, pretty campus" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"we didn't get to see the simulation center and anatomy lab because it was orientation week for freshmen (but I've seen them before and they're pretty impressive)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"bring bandaids for your feet because all the girls got blisters from all the walking! also, that the interviews are more like conversations than anything" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UTMB has mastered the art of ''Work hard, play hard,'' and that really helps to create the positive atmosphere there. Considering their match rates and board scores, the curriculum is obviously very effective. But unlike other places, the students also seem to be very happy and get a fair amount of time for activities such as working out, intermurals, families, etc. The atmosphere at UTMB is what sold me. It's not about competition at all...moreso just the attitude that they are all becoming doctors together and will do anything to help the experience be more positive in any way. It's quite amazing, really. If you're looking for the cut-throat, prestigious type reputation, this place is definitely not for you. But if you are like me and want a good, solid medical education with a positive atmosphere and a chance to have SOME fun during med school, then you'll probably love this place. " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Econo Lodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/17/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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