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  • Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hanover
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell me more about xyz." Report Response

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

"Is there anything else you'd like me to know? (closed-file interviewers fully read your application, but after the interview instead of before. Both of the interviewers I had said they preferred closed-file because they like to get first impressions from the people, not the paper.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS, MSAR, mock interview, Dartmouth website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was EXTREMELY nice and everyone seemed really happy to be at Dartmouth. Curriculum seeks to overcome the isolated environment by allowing clerkships to be taken in a large number of other locations. Huge ratio of faculty to students. Administration very interested in improving curriculum every year. 4 students per cadaver in anatomy; students do all the dissecting. Huge number of int'l opportunities. Hospital is beautiful and relaxing. Town is very bicycle-friendly and picturesque. Large number of non-traditional students. Students are very collegiate and collaborative with each other; very tight-knit class. Faculty I interviewed with were friendly and kind." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Hospital has fewer patients than urban ones. Administration asks you to bring a car with you when you matriculate. Travel to other less remote locations is logistically difficult. I imagine there would be a limit to the number of new people one could meet in such an isolated location." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing; I had a really lovely day and am very glad I went." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Most interviews at Dartmouth seem to be open-file, but there are some who prefer closed-file, and by the luck of the draw both of mine were closed-file. However they were both very easy-going and friendly interviews; one of them in particular flowed very easily and left me with a very positive feeling. There are two tours; one of the medical center and one of the school. Unless you happen to get a student interviewer (seems to be a small percentage of the interviewers), the tour guides will be the only students you meet unless you go out of your way to find others to talk with, or you stay with a student (which I'm really glad I did). One of my tour guides was neutral, the other was really enthusiastic and happy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

MHT

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn Lebanon

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2007

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?

6 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?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Let us meet more students! ;)" Report Response

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