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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

4

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)?

"Tell me about your decision to become a doctor." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your shadowing experiences." Report Response

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

"What do you like to do outside of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see the future of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some problems you see in the medical system and how would you solve them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, checked the UAB website, mock interview with friends." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New building looks awesome. The students were very helpful and friendly, and admissions staff was on top of their game and very helpful. The interviewers were very relaxed, and it was not hard to talk to them at all. This was my first interview, so I'm glad that it went so well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The diversity of the student body was a little lacking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring a pen. If you are driving in for the interview, make sure you give yourself plenty of time; I got stuck in traffic and arrived 15 min. late." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Sort of a long day, with interviews, info sessions, and a student-led tour. The whole experience left me with a good impression of the school. I had 4 interviewers, 3 MD's from the admissions committee and one PhD, because I had a lot of research interests. The PhD interviewer does not factor into the admissions decision (supposedly)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Logan, HSV

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/25/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

3 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?

6 out of 10

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