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  • University of Texas Medical School-Houston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What is your view on nationalizing healthcare?" Report Response

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

"What is your view on the war in Iraq? Knowing what the public knows now, would you have made the decision to go to war in Iraq?" Report Response

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

"What school is your top choice if you had to make a decision right now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about illegal immigration? What if an illegal immigrant came to you to be treated medically but resources are scarce, what would you do for them or tell them given the Hippocratic oath that physicians have historically sworn by?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"After my response to "What would you do if you didn't get into medical school after multiple tries?" the question was "Why not go to dental school, there you've got patient interaction, specialties, and can get in with lower scores?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read their website, practice answers to questions from this interview feedback, look over my TMDSAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students, the incredibly welcoming and cooperative environment with students and faculty. The facilities in the TMC, namely technology and how they are catered for learning. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"School is right in the thick of things. It gets really humid there. There's not a lot of diversity in the student body." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That interviewers can ask controversial questions, and that what kinda suit, shirt, or tie, you wear seems not to matter at all. That they won't really ask you about anything in your app, but really want to see how you handle stress or pointed questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"School has great facilities and superb learning environment. The philosophy is extremely contagious, and it seems that all the students have bought into it. This was my first interview though, so I have nothing to compare it to." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Bush-Intercontinental (IAH)

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/05/2008

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 friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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