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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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 do you have to be the one in charge? (Asked in reference to being a PA or a nurse instead of an MD)." Report Response

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

"Rochester is more expensive being a private school. Do you see finances being the deciding factor in where you go to school?" Report Response

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

"What was your most challenging/stressful experience and how did you handle it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did being the baby of the family affect you? Interesting just because it was unexpected and something I didn't think I would be asked." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you'll be at a disadvantage on your first day of class sitting next to a biochemistry major? I got my degree in anthropology and I felt like I had to defend my preparedness for medical school." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on current health care issues, read SDN and mentally answered questions I expected." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and the curriculum. All the students I met seemed genuinely happy with their choice and really wanted to help us with any questions we had. No one seemed like they made the wrong choice. The biopsychosocial model is something they really believe in there, it's not just something they put on their website to draw in applicants." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was a little lackluster. I didn't feel like I really got to see the school. It was kind of made up by the guides as they went along. Also, the tour ended at 1:50 and my last interview wasn't until 3:30 so I sat for most of the afternoon with nothing to do." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have so much down time in the afternoon and that my interviews weren't going to be as conversational as a lot of other people's were." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was impressed with the school and would love to be accepted there. The only downside for me is it's location. It's a little farther away from where I'm from than I would like but it's a trade-off for a school with a curriculum that I really liked. My interviews were more structured than the other applicants' were. My first one hadn't even read the essays and activities that I submitted, which was frustrating as I had to reiterate stuff that I assumed would be known. She had 3 pages of pre-written questions that she asked and rarely deviated from that. Also, we were interrupted twice by someone at the door and the second time, she actually left for a few minutes! Very unprofessional and didn't impress me at all." 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?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

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?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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