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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Do you know Scott Morris?" Report Response

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

"The second interviewer (the one who didn't have my grades or scores) went over every activity on my AMCAS and questions about my personal statement." Report Response

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

"What do your siblings do? What does your family think of your decision?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You enter a room to find your hepatitis patient very distraught because he's been told by a lay chaplain that he's going to hell and that his sickness is punishment for his lifestyle. What do you tell the patient, and how do you handle the lay chaplain" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""OK, now it's time to brag: what should I tell the committee about you?" " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, reading ethics books, practicing typical questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Experiences available to students (including St. Jude!), enthusiasm of students (the lunch felt like a sales presentation for the school), the friendliness of everybody, the thought Ms. Harris puts into each interviewee, The new facilities being built that will be available for us as third years. Though a relatively large student body, they seem to be really helpful to each other. The reasonable prices for cute homes in historic neighborhoods." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of the fellow interviewees had her car broken into in the parking lot on campus the night before the interview. Welcome to Memphis! Anatomy lab is on a below-ground level--just a little unnerving." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To bring a pillow and sheets and blankets to sleep at the Phi Chi House." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Dean Strother and Ms. Harris make the day just wonderful. They all love to show off the many facilities, so bring walking shoes! One interview is completely open file and the other has everything except grades and scores--focuses more on personality and ethics." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/12/2008

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?

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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They are unbelievably wonderful!" Report Response

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