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  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Albuquerque
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

45 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 are three major health issues in New Mexico and how would you address them?" Report Response

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

"What is your strength when working in a lab?" Report Response

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

"You shadowed for one summer do you feel that this has been enough to give you an idea of what the life of a doctor is like?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you address the health care issues of New Mexico? (really open ended, leads to a discussion rather than a simple answer)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think you will be able to adjust to life as a doctor?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN, talked to current students at UNM and discussed public health issues with family and friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students all seem very happy with the school. No "cutthroat" attitude. The area is beautiful (as is all of New Mexico) and the weather is great. (I love high desert)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The student tour was really just a question and answer with one student. The "tour" part wasn't well defined. Not a huge deal really. I loved the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have liked to know who my interviewers would be but they don't tell you that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers are in general really nice. Maybe too nice, I don't know. (I might have got a rosier idea of how I did than my actual performance would justify)" 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ABQ

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

10/13/2008

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?

9 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?

"They really should let you pay the application fee with a credit card." Report Response

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