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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tucson
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"a. Tell me about yourself. b. Tell me about your most memorable patient. c. What ties you to Arizona (and not somewhere else)?" Report Response

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

"a. What is your biggest weakness? b. Is there anything negative from your academic background that needs further explanation? c. What post-high school work experiences have you had? " Report Response

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

"a. What are you passionate about, besides medicine? b. What are your hobbies? c. Have you thought about what field of medicine you would like to go into? d. Where all have you been internationally? e. Where did you meet your husband? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"It was very laid back and conversational, not too difficult. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I answered the questions in the interview chapter of the book "Essays That Will Get You Into Medical School." They are questions that help you focus on who you are and what you want interviewers to know about you. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The med students (MS1) showing us the school seemed very non-stressed. I liked all the talk of border health care issues and the Commitment to Underserved People Program. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I don't know how much racial diversity is in the student body. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We did not get to see the hospital on the tour. Lunch was a brown bag lunch and there was only 1 vegetarian bag available. About 7 other students were on the tour/information session. Every student is supposed to have 2 interviews, either with a MS4, PhD, or MD (from the community or faculty). " 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?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

ATL-Denver-TUS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2008

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 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?

5 out of 10

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