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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What is the future of medicine in the USA?" Report Response

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

"Picture this scenario... you are a rural doctor in family medicine and you get a call to visit an elderly patient dying at home. The old man is suffering greatly from his condition, and family and friends cannot be contacted. What do you do?" Report Response

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

"Describe a situation you have encountered in your pre-medical career in which you failed." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So, tell me a little about this ''Rock Band'' that you are in..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think the future of medicine holds for prospective physicians?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Kaplan ''Prepare for Interview'' section of books, Pfizer 2007 Medical School Guide, 2007 MSAR, reading current health related articles on CNN.com, foxnews.com, thinking of possible ethical questions and answering them to friends, undergraduate college mock interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing and varied clinical facilities available to medical students in Memphis. They're second to none. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. Memphis is great and so is the college." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the president of the UT system is John Petersen." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewers were incredibly open to everything I had to say. I made the interview very conversational (as opposed to Q and A format) and both interviewers seemed to respond well to this. I was prepared and everything just seemed to fall into place." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2007

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?

9 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?

"None... If you apply to UT you will see why. All email, and the admissions coordinator(s) are great!" Report Response

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