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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Student interviewer: How did you chose your college?" Report Response

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

"Physician interviewer: Where else are you applying to? What are you going to do if you dont get accepted? (its just unprofessional and has nothing to do with me and Rochester)" Report Response

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

"Physician interviewer: Do you have any questions for me? (He asked this at the very beginning of the interview which caught me off guard, be prepared)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None I can remember, pretty generic questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where else are you applying to? (None of your business! Ofcourse, I didnt say that)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"MSAR, SDN, Rochester web site." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The biopsychosocial model makes sense, I think other schools have it but just dont call it that. Good facilities, the place felt very academic with numerous specialties and what not if you are interested. I sat in on a lecture, it was interesting and felt very collegial." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Although the med students were great, my fellow applicants were mediclones: square and uninteresting people I couldnt see myself going to school, much less being friends, with. The school is known for its research, but all the students and faculty I met were pretty uninterested and unknowledgeable in it. The city is trying (and the med school hypes it), but they've got a ways to go til there is a diverse cultural life going in the city. Not everyone want to go to symphony orchestras and farmers' markets every weekend." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Its cold and gloomy there, bring your umbrella. Good weather for studying all the time I guess." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a somewhat tense interview with a physician and a more relaxed one with a 4th year med student. If the physician actually read the info Rochester made me fill out for the interview, maybe we could have spent more time conversing rather than going over the timeline of my activities. Research is done at Rochester, but the students seem unenthusiastic about it. The research that some did do was more of a statistical nature rather than basic or translational research. It seemed like students were ''doing research'' to put a check mark next to having done it but I guess you can commit yourself more if you so desire. Winters are cold there, and everyone tried it convince us that it ''wasnt that bad''. Overall, I felt like I would get a good education at Rochester, partly because theres not much else to do there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Microtel

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2007

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?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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