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  • University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Reno
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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 a regional location

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)?

"It's closed file so: Basic stuff like describe your volunteer experience, work experience, research, etc..." Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time for fun? Something that has nothing to do with school. " Report Response

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

"If you had to go before Congress to persuade them to accept and finance your healthcare reform bill, what would your argument be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked ''what do you think doctors talk about?'' I responded with some ethical topics and he then asked me to pick one and describe it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. Most of the questions were basic, however my first interviewer (MSIII) pushed all of the questions very far. For example, I answered the first question in detail, but the answer was not sufficient (as most of my answers). It became a sort of debate." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, preprofessional committee at school, read bioethics manual, read a specific book on how to prepare for interviews, and had my roommate ask me question after question." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My faculty interviewer (second interview) was very kind. He set the pace at the beginning by stating that I could relax and it ended up as a frienly conversation. He seemed impressed from the beginning, so the interview was short and to the point." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My first interviewer (an MSIII)! He was very cold and did not know how to socialize. He smirked as I answered some questions and seemed to get a rise out of arguing with answers that I gave him. Especially with regards to the ethical topics. Some questions dragged on for 10 minutes! The overall interview was well over an hour which made me late to my next interview! He didn't agree with my weaknesses. (?!) And at the end of the interview he told me know was the time to be honest. After an hour and 15 minutes of questioning!?! However, I was accepted, so I guess it wasn't too much of a negative for the admissions committee." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I did not interview at the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first interview was long, drawn out, stressful, my spirits were down, and I thought that I did not want to go to a school that produces doctors like that. However, the second interviewer was very kind and he eased my nerves. I just couldn't believe a student could be so rude." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

10/23/2007

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I think the admissions staff was very friendly. Especially Linda Marshall. I had paperwork lost an" Report Response

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