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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

Closed file

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

"Some of the Deans want to require a research thesis to graduate. What do you think of that?" Report Response

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

"What are your hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Explain your research interests." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you react if we required that students spend at least two years after college before matriculating? And what would you do during that time?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above. Although it wasn't difficult at all. The interview was so laid back that nothing seemed difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I actually didn't. I had a crazy week leading up to the interview and had forgotten to look at the interview feedback. I already had one interview, so I felt like I didn't need too much anyways." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything. More specifically: Service Learning Programs, Dean Sachs's commitment to improving the school, the money available for students to start organizations, the interaction between the students and the faculty (everybody knows each other), the four year MD/MPH program, the new simulation centers for standardized patients, Father Don! (try to talk to him if he doesn't interview you), the entire New Orleans area" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The labs, classrooms, etc. not being located in the same building. But that's only for a short time because they're working centralizing everything after they received a 250k sq. ft. building as a gift. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you can do the MD/MPH program in four years. I really want to get my MPH, but I also don't want to spend a fifth year doing it. I figured I'd do it either during residency or once I'm a practicing physician. At Tulane I could work in the classes during the summer prior to and after M1. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Tulane and New Orleans are really amazing places. The city is definitely still rebuilding, and it has a far way to go. Charity hospital - located adjacent to one of the school's buildings - was never reopened after Katrina. But not only is it not open, it's an absolute mess. But that's what's so attractive to me about New Orleans. If you're turned off by the fact that there will be a lot of vacant buildings and run down areas, don't bother applying here. But if you're like me and you're encouraged by an area that has come so far after being so down, this is the place for you. And also, stay with a student! That pretty much guarantees that you'll go eat in the French Quarter. And finally, go eat at Guy's on Magazine St. in Uptown N.O. Most of the students live Uptown, so you can walk there if you get a chance. " 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

Armstrong Intl.

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2008

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Either decrease the length of the tour or do the tour first. 90 minutes seemed a little excessive fo" Report Response

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