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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lubbock
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"How do I manage my days? (In reference to working almost full-time on top of a full course load and being engaged)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your GPA Fall semester of freshman year? (I got a 3.00 that semester)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do I handle it after I've had a bad experience with a customer/patient at work (I work in a pharmacy), and do the feelings linger with me over the day or just go away?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What about medicine am I not prepared for?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my personal statement, my TMDSAS, my secondary. I used SDN to review current events and possible questions about healthcare. Oh, and some wings at Buffalo Wild Wings the night before with the student I stayed with!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Basically everything. The curriculum is very well designed and has apparently upped their Step 1 scores: with only 20 or so students left to take it, they have a 100% pass rate thus far. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed everyone was going to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were supposed to be 30 minutes, but neither lasted that long. The first interviewer was more traditional with actual questions, though she was very nice. It only lasted 20 minutes. My second interviewer was just straight up conversation. It was done in 15 minutes, but we were just talking about random stuff for another 5-10 minutes. Very relaxed and nice, I loved it!" 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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

5 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Re-number the offices! There is no rhyme or reason to how the rooms are numbered. But the staff was" Report Response

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