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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about yourself /why medicine /why now / why this school / why MN?" Report Response

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

"What interested you in X?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you ever get involved in political causes?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How does X actually work? (a specific piece of hardware I mentioned that's related to one of my interests)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMSAR, mock interview, read my application again, U website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They made an effort to still give us some serious student contact during the day, even though students were on vacation. Our two tourguides were incredibly cool and fun and spent a long time answering questions, and it was great to also get some time with a 4th-year student. Students seem really happy and diverse. Lunch is really great, with no dollar limit!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a great deal of confusion about the 4th-year student interviews. We were informed that the school was ''moving away from formal student interviews to an informal group Q&A'', however it turned out at the end of the day (after I had let myself relax, thinking I didn't have another interview) that the students were still conducting formal (30-minute, closed-file) interviews. Even though the ''free coffee'' attachment was sent to us with our confirmation email, the event actually wasn't happening since all the students were gone. Also since students were gone, we didn't get to observe a lecture or see many students in their natural ''habitat''. Too much dow-time during the day! You'll have a minimum of 1.5 hours of just sitting, so bring something to do. Tourguides couldn't get us into the anatomy lab or bio lab because security had changed the codes on the doors." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Discovered after my interview was scheduled that all the students were on vacation as of 12/17 and there would be no lecture to observe. Also discovered after my interview that my interviewer may well have been the discoverer of the sodium pump!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrive at 8am, curriculum and fin. aid presentations for ~1hour, then interview. Then we sat around for an hour; then 2nd-year students showed up for long tour (in which doors were locked so we couldn't see labs) and tasty lunch. Tour was entirely inside, but it's a lot of walking. Then we sat around some more waiting for our 4th-year interviews." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

msp

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn University

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/20/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make sure the tourguides have working codes for the labs before the tour. Consider having the interv" Report Response

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