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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Have you picked a specialty?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the only class you got a ''B'' in and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did you get such a low score in the Verbal Reasoning section of the MCAT yet still get A's in all the English and writing classes you took?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over the most commonly asked interview questions and thought about them. Did a mock interview with faculty. That helped a lot." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How the new building was coming along, and how nice the faculty were." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Being from South Dakota, and knowing that this is one of my top choices due to cost and location, I really wanted to nail this interview. I felt I had a really positive experience although I did not learn a lot about the medical school because I know a lot about it due to the fact I have spent my undergrad years here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/12/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

4 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?

8 out of 10

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