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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
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?

9 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?

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 do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"When did you know you wanted to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"Have you thought about what specialty you'd like to go into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does one clone a gene? (as part of a conversation, don't go look it up unless it's relevent to you)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was the greatest challenge you faced in college?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, think of answers, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. Incredibly organized interview. They have Saturday interviews so the interviewers aren't distracted by their normal job. One interviewer is ''blind'' because he or she does not have anything but your personal statement. Also Southwestern is very humble about their high US News ranking. They say it ''only reflects our pursuit of exellence.'' Lastly, the grading curve that has everyone so scared is NOT BAD! Only certain classes are curved -- they are never curved down. The grading system puts one in quartiles WHICH EVERY SCHOOL DOES EVEN IF THEY USE ''HIGH PASS'' AS OPPOSED TO ''A.''" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dallas traffic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I learned alot. They dispelled many myths about the school. Many people say they ''focus on disproving that they are cutthroat'' which is not true. If they did ''focus'' on the fact, it was simply because the rumor has floated around so much that many students ask about it in the question-answer sessions. Alot of what I discovered is also written in my ''what positively impressed you'' answer." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Friday night food is great. Financial aid lecture is very helpful -- it's the first time I've heard any of it. The interviews are not stressful at all. Very friendly and down-to-earth students (not study hermits)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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