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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Who, in your view, has changed the 20th century the most?" Report Response

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

"Do you typically feel happy and sad, or are your emotions more level without feeling happy or sad as often?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to do an MD/PhD and tell us about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who, in your view, has changed the 20th century the most?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Who, in your view, has changed the 20th century the most?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, MSAR, Interview Feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new Medical Complex (it's quite nice), and the friendliness of administration." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of Vermillion and the interviews being at two locations." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How to find the Sanford campus and building." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed MD/PhD. The first interviews were on the Sanford Campus at Sioux Falls. These consisted of a panel interview with three interviewers that lasted about an hour. Following this, I met with the Dean of the Medical School. Then at the Vermillion campus, there was a financial aid presentation, lunch, and then a tour. Following this there was a panel interview with six interviewers which lasted about an hour. I interviewed at USD almost last during my interview trails. I interviewed at a lot of top programs, Georgetown being one of them, and out of all my interviews, USD's was the hardest because of the varied questions I was asked. I did get accepted into the program." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2008

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

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

2 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?

10 out of 10

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