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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
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?

8 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?

Open file

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

"Why did you go to the college and high school you went to?" Report Response

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

"How are you going to pay for med school?" Report Response

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

"As a physician, you will often times have 14 hour shifts in the hospital. How will you compensate your family, especially children, as a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(Prefaced with a conversation about how antibiotics are becoming less effective...) If you were a pediatrician, how would you tell a mother with a sick infant that it would be better for the child to not take antibiotics?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you agree with the way House (from the t.v. show) handles patients and teaches the residents? Why or why not?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, good night sleep, relaxed, played a board game with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiastic faculty, weather (I know everyone else says it's hot, but the time I was there the weather was perfect), problem based learning strategy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"After the morning orientation, they just cut you loose to find your interviewer. With all of the construction, it's like a maze finding your way and I actually got lost. Just be prepared and don't be afraid to ask people on campus for directions." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Both of my interviewers were PhD researchers and not MD's. So, most of my interviews were about my research. Good thing I have good research experience." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nice area, impressive teaching strategy, high board scores (higher than Hopkins), laid back atmosphere, prison hospital" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

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?

HOU

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

10/26/2007

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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