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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 all this research and then not go for an MD/PhD?" Report Response

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

"where would you like to do international research (rochester has amazing opportunities to study abroad)" Report Response

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

"what specifically about rochester intrigues you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"how are you most like your father? how are you most different." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"is there anything about medicine and the lifestyle that concerns you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read up on the double helix curriculum, dr. engel who founded the biopsychosocial model that this university thrives on, read online about research opportunities at rochester, spoke with other applicants, spoke with current students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the amount of clinical exposure in the first year, the humanities electives (music in medicine), the community service opportunities, emergency medicine elective, the integrated approach to understanding disease from the cellular to the social and cultural levels" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"i didnt get to see too much of the city, but from my first impressions it looks kinda bleak" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"spend less time worrying about having the right answers to questions about health care policy and challenges in making ethical decisions as a doctor, focus more on how i as a candidate could fit in with the universities goals in attracting strong, considerate student clinicians" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"comforting and reassuring" 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ROC

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/05/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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