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  • Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Nashville
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?

10 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?

3

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 is your science GPA low? " Report Response

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

"Why did you major in political science?" Report Response

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

"What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"''Let me give you a theoretical question. You have a patient with an ileostomy who has been educated on how to care for it and sent home....'' (I have medical background so it wasn't like this came out of nowhere)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There weren't any really hard questions. The usual, why pick you out of all others, how would your friend's describe you, why be a doctor, why meharry?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Thought about and practiced my answers to what I thought would be the most likely interview questions (many of which did come up)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great conversation with one of my interviewers; he was politically savvy and we discussed the ramifications of elections on healthcare policy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Disorganized. Two or more of the interviewers called in sick, and the director of admissions had to fill in and I know one doctor who had no idea what was coming was nabbed to do interviews as he was going down the hall. This concerned me. I thought it might affect the evaluations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No sign to the Anne Epps Student Center where you are supposed to meet that is visible from the road." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were only seven of us. Some had morning interviews and some, like me, arrived at ten for afternoon interviews. I thought the afternoon interviewers had a slight advantage b/c they got to do the tour and meet a lot of people and ask questions (and hear questions be asked by the other interviewees) well before the interview. This exposure to the school and faculty beforehand helps during the interview, in my view. At ten we had an introductory sessions given by Dr. Mosely, Director of Admissions. Then a woman gave a presentation on financial aid, which did ease my mind a bit. Then the tour, given by a Mr. Atwood. We got to see the gross anatomy lab where three students had a cadaver out and were working. Then a lunch and interview sessions with students. There were four students. We asked them questions and they answered the questions while one of them simultaneously put notes about us down on a paper. After this, the afternoon interviews. Three of us were interviewing in the afternoon. Two of the interviewers didn't show. There was scrambling to come up with interviewers, calling people, and one doctor was grabbed as he came into the Anne Epps Center for an unrelated meeting. I ended up interviewing with the director of admissions, and my second faculty interview was with a surgeon. They were low stress. The one that had the potential to be more stressful was the interview with the surgeon, because he had a very reserved, serious demeanor. However, this ended up being a very enjoyable interview because of our common interests." 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?

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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2007

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?

7 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Assure the students that the haphazard way of coming up with interviewers will not affect their appl" Report Response

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