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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

60+ 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?

Closed file

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

"How I'm planning to adapt to Rochester, being from LA." Report Response

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

"How I am most like/different from my mom or dad." Report Response

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

"Why Rochester/medicine. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Whether I know how to ski." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Not really difficult per se, but research related questions." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over the short essays we submitted a week before the interview, thought about current healthcare/ethical issues, read SDN interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The faculty and students were so nice! Although the interviews were supposed to last 30-45 min, both of mine were over an hour. My faculty interviewer even gave me a quick tour of the pediatrics ward (since that's what I'm leaning towards) after my interview with him. Overall, Rochester has excellent facilities, and they really do believe in their integrative curriculum. Everyone there (faculty and students alike) seemed really happy to be there. There's also plenty of early clinical exposure and international clerkship opportunities. I am definitely impressed by the faculty, facilities, and curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Coming from LA, my first impression of Rochester is that there does not seem to be alot of ethnic diversity. This, however, may be an early and incorrect judgment. Also, the city is relatively smaller than what I'm used to, but nothing that can't be adapted to!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known how relatively stress-free it was. It was much more conversational than I expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview experience was enjoyable. Everyone was super nice." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

CID

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western (940 Jefferson)

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2007

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?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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