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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 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)?

"(With all the presidential debates going on and what not) how do we need to fix the healthcare system in America to make it better?" Report Response

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

"What was the happiest moment of your life? What was the most difficult thing in your life?" Report Response

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

"What book did you read most recently?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"An ethical situation. Say you are a 3rd year student on rotations as a OB/GYN. You and 3 other people are attending a patient knocked out on anesthesia and your attendee tells you to perform a pelvic exam. The other students perform the pelvic exam, and it is finally your turn when you realize that you haven't personally obtained the patient's consent. What do you do? What if the attendee threatens to write a bad evaluation that will affect your chances for residency if you decline to perform the pelvic exam? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my application, mock interview with advisor, surfed the net for possible interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are all new, the student body seems cohesive - everybody knows each other. The location is also great, Salt Lake is a nice city - great outdoor activities and more culural experiences available than you would initially think." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour was limited to the new building. The first thing my interviewer stated when he walked in was that he only had 4 hours of sleep. He seemed so bored throughout the interview, he kept checking the time and yawning. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My counseler at the University of Utah had told me that the interviewers would read and know my file. Clearly not the case with my first interviewer, which completely caught me off guard. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviews are partially open-file. Interviewers have access to your AMCAS personal statement, activities, and your secondary, but not to your GPA or MCAT scores. The first interviewer (4th year med student) seemed bored and uninterested. He was checking his watch and yawning the whole time. He didn't read my file, and kept trying to ''wing it'' with questions like tell me about yourself, or tell me about leadership experiences. He also caught me off guard by asking me to tell me about my research and after I did (research was my strongest point - I worked in a lab for 2 years and have a publication in a peer reviewed journal as a first author) followed it up by saying ''Oh, so it's just basic stuff. Nothing really special.'' to which I had no idea how to respond. The second interview with the physician was a lot better. He seemed genuinely interested and knew my file pretty well. The interview itself was quite conversational and no questions were really surprising." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

02/14/2008

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?

10 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?

9 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

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