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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why didn't you do biochem research? Why did you do Org. Chem research when it won't apply to medicine? What exactly did you do in the lab? Why do you want to be a doctor? Why did you major in business? You majored in business, why don't you go get a business job? What books have you read in the past year? What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? How would you integrate research and clinical practice? " Report Response

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

"What course would you re-take? What course would you take that you've never taken? What is wrong with US health care? What are the pros/cons of physician-pharm company interactions? Pros-cons of phy/insurance interactions? What would be difficult to deal with as a doctor? Have you shadowed a doctor or volunteered in a clinic?" Report Response

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

"From your experience with patients, what deters you from practicing medicine and another experience that draws you to medicine? Tell me about your research? Tell me about your family. Should a physician be friends with his patients? What would you do if a parent didn't want a child to receive a necessary medical procedure? Should vaccinations be mandated for people who do not want them? Should the US have a more socialized health care system? What specialty do you want to go into? What is a medical breakthrough that you see on the horizon? How would you handle a patient you know you can not cure? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What books have you read in the past year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you work in a biochemistry lab doing research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did not. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The wonderfully happy people, the friendly environment, laid back attitude that looks like it would lead to a more stress free medical education and lots of programs to join. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews were pretty harsh and they asked an enormous number of questions. I would guess at least 20 each." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the breakfast would be rinky-dink." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I felt like I was being grilled. They asked many many hypothetical questions as well as scrutinized my past education. I did not feel like I was having a conversation to get to know me, I felt like I was proving myself and explaining why my life choices were not inappropriate for a medical career. " 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?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/21/2007

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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