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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why are you interested in Medicine? " Report Response

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

"What kind of involvement have you had in the community? " Report Response

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

"Why Tulane?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The city of New Orleans is recovering from Katrina very nicely, but some people see it as a work in progress. How do you feel about working in this type of environment and what examples can you give from your experiences that show "being involved in building something great" suits you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The city of New Orleans is recovering from Katrina very nicely, but some people see it as a work in progress. How do you feel about working in this type of environment and what examples can you give from your experiences that show "being involved in building something great" suits you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over applications, SDN, talked to current student and another who interviewed before me, stayed out on Bourbon st. with friends til dawn on the saturday before my monday interview (I don't regret it at all!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are either brand new (like the admin/SP tower) or being upgraded. Close proximity to rest of city and bourbon street. Everyone in the city is very nice--whoever says the city is ghetto and shady must be sheltered white midwest kids. The Standardized patient program is the paradigm in US medical education and facilities were great. Also, a lot of research which is in buildings adjacent to med school. The students here were the most friendly of 8 schools I've visited and really took the time to talk to us when we were hanging out in the lounge during breaks (great idea by Tulane to have us hang out in the med student lounge during breaks and the student lunch interview, I felt like I really got to know the student body)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Charity hospital looks rough. The Tulane hospital itself looked a little old, maybe that's why they didn't take us in there with the tour. I've heard the south has hot summers" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the airport is pretty far away from the downtown area and if you have an evening flight give yourself plenty of time to get there via I-10. That the first stop on the tour was going to be the embryology (aka aborted fetus w/ birth defect museum)--it wasn't that gross but was a surprising first stop on the tour " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviews were the most laid-back of any school I've been to, and the students and faculty who spoke with us definitely LOVE it there. One of the interviews is with a current student and I guess they have a lot of pull--don't get too relaxed by fun/easy questions cuz the important questions come at the end! I loved Tulane and was very excited to get my acceptance this last week. Everyone who hears haters talk about how NOLA is run down must have been there years ago cuz it looks fine now and the people/food/culture is great! Every question you are asked clearly is trying to tease out 1.) do you really want to come here and 2.) why do you think you'd be a good fit with Tulane Students at this school definitely work hard and play hard, and won't be ashamed of it so don't feel bad admitting that you operate that way too" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

$501+

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2008

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?

8 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"The Secondary application is AWFUL in functionality. AWFUL." Report Response

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