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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 were some of the labs you did in biochemistry at your school? (My interviewer was a biochemistry professor)" Report Response

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

"So you know there is a health crisis in America, do you have any great ideas about how was can fix it?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? What do you consider a small town? So, which age group of people would you like to work with...kids, the elderly?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your husband and how he feels about all of this. Is he willing to move with you? Where do you get spontaneously hypertensive rats? (referring to my research) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were really too horrible. The interview was mostly just conversational and the interviewers were very very friendly. Although I was prepared for the healthcare crisis question that I mentioned before, I still wasn't exactly sure to say because I knew the physician I was talking to know a lot more about it than me!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, practice interview questions, reviewed my applications, researched my interviewers, reviewed my research, looked at personal statements, prepared to defend any part of my application or to explain activities and such, school website and mission, current medical issues, the US healthcare system, political views on healthcare" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school...every aspect! The new building is amazing. The admissions office staff were incredibly helpful throughout the whole process and are definitely there for the students. The curriculum and opportunities are just want I am looking for. The location is perfect for my situation!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Absolutely nothing!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really...after the interview, I realized that I was probably overprepared, but I don't regret that at all. The interview was not an intimidating question/answer session...it was comfortable and conversational. One interviewer asked about my MCAT score, but mostly just about how I studied and that sort of thing. So, I guess I wish I would've known how relaxed the interview would be. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Do not get too worked up! The interviewers were very kind and just want to get to know you and your plans! My second interview was different than I expected...it was with a physician, and she pretty much talked the whole time...about her job, life, the healthcare system, stories...it was incredibly interesting. She only asked me a few questions, which I thought was odd, but i just listened and added my input when necessary." 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?

0-1 hour

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?

09/16/2008

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

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The Admission Office was amazing!! They were so helpful and incredibly accomadating. I was so impr" Report Response

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