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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
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?

10 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?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your research?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about X hobby? (X = any of the recreational, non-academic things I listed on AMCAS)" Report Response

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

"Why Michigan? (The interview feedback here on SDN made me think that I would be asked this question by every one of my interviewers. But really I only got asked in my last interview, at the very last minute of our time.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will linguistics (my undergrad major) help prepare you for medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you consider yourself very religious? (I had listed volunteer activities I did through my church on my primary application. I wasn't sure how to answer this one diplomatically since I didn't know my interviewer's opinions.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read past interview questions on SDN, had mock interviews with doctors I work for." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was incredibly friendly all day. The entire affair was non-stressful. The interviews themselves were just conversations about me and my activities that I had listed on the AMCAS. Nobody grilled me about anything and the staff were very helpful as well. The medical campus is expanding and the university seems to take really good care of its students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not a single thing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I feel like I was pretty prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole interview day was great. I actually had fun talking to my interviewers and meeting the med students and other applicants. The staff did a really great job of keeping the experience relaxed and informal. This is the way an interview day should be." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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