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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?

3 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?

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)?

"What about being a doctor do you like? " Report Response

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

"Describe your clinical experiences. " Report Response

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

"How do you feel being a doctor will influence your future family plans?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had as much money as you wanted, what place would you choose to go and why? (no questions were really that interesting, just straightforward conversational type questions)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a situation when you took on a leadership role. (actually not that difficult, but there was nothing difficult really)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"other interviews, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I wasn't expecting much from UTMB, but I was very impressed. Galveston really wasn't that bad. It's obviously not a big city so you shouldn't expect that." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the street signs didn't seem to exist so it made it a little difficult trying to find where to park, but that was minor." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That UTMB is really a nice school with friendly and laid back people." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I thought that the staff, students, and interviewers that I met with were all very courteous and informative and they did the same thing all the schools are trying to do...recruit intelligent students. It's amazing to me how quick people are to criticize something like the food they fed, as if you should choose a school based on the food they serve on interview day or like it is some how their fault that you didn't like it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but you have to take all of the stuff that you read on here with a grain of salt. I have interviewed almost everywhere in TX and even though each place is different I have no had a bad experience anywhere and would feel lucky to go to any of the schools. The point of SDN should be to prepare other people for the type of atmosphere and interview philosophy to expect. It was a very pleasant day. Yes, Galveston is galveston it's not Houston or Austin or Dallas so if you go into it expecting that then it won't be for you. They have a well thought out curriculum and are genuinely focused on the student's learning, which is represented by their excellent board scores, but again if you are a big city person then just simply don't waste your gas, your money, or UTMB's 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?

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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn & Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2007

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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