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  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cincinnati
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

1

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)?

"40 minutes on ''why do you want to be a doctor,'', challenging every reason I came up with. " Report Response

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

"I notice you had lots of community service starting in 2006. Why isn't there any before that? What else have you done prior to what's on your AMCAS?" Report Response

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

"Exactly what protein were you staining for? was the first or the second antibody the one with the fluorescent marker? [basically, VERY specific questions about my research experience]" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"see ''difficult question.''" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The interviewer basically spent 40 minutes challenging me on why I wanted to be a doctor (instead of a nurse, a paramedic, a researcher, etc.). She was not unkind or overly confrontational, and in fact she was a super-attentive and fabulous interviewer, but it was a very challenging interview." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"re-read amcas, read website, mock interview (once, before all my interviews began), AMSAR, SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The caliber, skill, intelligence, and attentiveness of my interviewer. How kind and willing to explain everything the two presenters were during the curriculum and financial aid presentations. Children's hospital, while I didn't see it, sounds like a majorly wonderful facility. Also I was pleased that U.Cin. teaches a full-blown gross anatomy course instead of what I'm seeing at some other schools." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cincinnati. There were sirens and screams all night outside my hotel one night. The food is not very imaginative as far as I can tell. Every where I went (I drove around for 4 hours one day), everything looked grungy and run-down. There also didn't seem to be anything particularly unique about the curriculum. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I sort of expected I wouldn't really love Cincinnati, so I guess nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two more things to add: 1)Tour went through the anatomy lab, and the tour guide did in fact hand one of us a heart (thus the comment of the previous SDN poster about leaving your jacket in the admissions office so you won't get anything on it). 2) Interviewer said ''you can't just drop into a faculty member's office any time you want, you have to make an appointment, because they're busy.''" 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?

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?

CVG

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Vernon Manor

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/13/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 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?

5 out of 10

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