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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"They didn't really ask questions. Rather, they brought up things from my application and we chatted. They were interested in learning things from me far from anything medical-related. It was fun just to chat." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why didn't you get an A in Organic Chemistry? How do you feel about your MCAT scores?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my application, reminded myself why I love South Dakota" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new medical school building is really nice. My interviewers were great and answered a lot of my questions. They were genuinely interested in getting to know me and were very kind. They had a lot of good things to say about their program and their students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I would have liked to talk to students and get more of a tour of campus. The admissions office could definately improve their interview days by planning the day for the interveiwie (sp?) and selling their program more. Instead the day only consisted of 2 personal interviews and a brief tour of the med school building." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't get to meet with students. I was really disappointed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewers were great--really kind and interested in getting to know me as a person. People seem to know each other well and have a good medical community. I wish I got to know the school a bit better, but luckily had friends from home who showed me around town." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

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