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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

6

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)?

"If you could continue your current research for another year, what additional studies would you add? " Report Response

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

"What do you think the weaknesses are in your application, and how would you explain them?" Report Response

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

"How do you see your life 15 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about kayaking and the best areas to kayak in upstate NY (I brought this up, it wasn't out of the blue)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you go about fighting the war on drugs? Do you think marijuana should be legalized? If all drugs were legalized, how do you think this would affect crime and public safety?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Briefly looked over faculty/interviewer profiles." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How smoothly everything ran. The interviewers were all very friendly and they asked insightful (but not evil) questions. Students were paired very well with their interviewers and there was ample time to meet current students. Research was very strongly emphasized as was travel abroad. It was clear how much everyone cares about the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that Rochester is cold? Nothing else really..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should have known sooner how much I like this school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everyone met on the first day for a general overview of the program and then headed out for interviews. These were spaced differently for everyone but there were 8 total - 2 MD (closed file), 1 with the MD/PhD program director, 4 grad program interviews, and 1 student interview. Applicants had lunch with current MD students and then headed out for a tour. More interviews after lunch then dinner with current MD/PhD students. Day two was a bit simpler. Students had the rest of their interviews and lunch was held with the MD/PhD program directors. Although there was alot going on, nothing was rushed and the process was surprisingly stress-free." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/10/2008

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

9 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?

7 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they were excellent." Report Response

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