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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
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?

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)?

"Describe your parents involvement in Baltimore. " Report Response

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

"How do you maintain work-life balance?" Report Response

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

"What kind of research do you see yourself doing?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you manage future decisions about family and career? (I didn't feel uncomfortable having this question asked b/c it was from female doctor)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the value of your doing these international health experiences that you couldn't have gained in U.S.? (because my interviewer kept rejecting my answers and asking for more)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my AMCAS and essays, slept" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"hospitals are beautiful! General day was really nice - dean of admissions is very friendly, we got a thorough tour (we even got to sit in on anatomy lab), and students were candid about pros and cons. Like that classes are just in mornings so you have flexibility for when to study, when to do research/community service/other activities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"tour guide kept making negative comments about Hopkins - seems they have a chip on their shoulder about being the "other med school in Baltimore" which is annoying" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that my interviews would be in the morning so I wouldn't have to wait around for my ride in the afternoon" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two interviews, each just under one hour - both with faculty members (one a practicing clinician, one a researcher). " 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2009

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?

9 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Great financial aid information! It would have been nice to know if my interviews were AM or PM bef" Report Response

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