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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"Nothing tricky. Most of the questions were "tell me about ________ on your application."" Report Response

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

"What do you see as the main problem with the U.S. health care system?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does the health care system in the U.S. compare with the health care system of Germany (based on my experiences, not random!)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I always find it difficult to answer about the problems in the health care system without coming off too complainy." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read sdn, attempted to read up on everything I don't know about the health care system but gave up very soon, read some standard interview questions and came up with specific responses to "why medicine" and "why this school" " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I like Minneapolis, there is live streaming of the lectures, the admissions people were friendly, the interview was incredibly laid-back (with the med student, it was almost impossible to remain professional, felt like I was talking to some guy, a friend), pass/fail, anatomy is right away so you don't stink for an extended period of time, I like the VA a lot, and there is free printing, so people print their course packets for free!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The study spaces didn't seem particularly comfortable, the whole place was underground, which was a little strange, you probably need a car in years 3 and 4 bc the Light Rail isn't particularly developed yet, and worst of all, the social atmosphere is said to be pretty cliquey - there is apparently a "popular" student council-ish group like in high school! My 4th year guy also said there is too much practice in simulations, not enough with real people." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to be nervous, and that they weren't going to ask me any ethical questions. I was all worried about answering questions about the U.S. health care system, but I got along with my interviewer so much that we actually got into a long an involved conversation about the topic!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Remember you have pretty good chances if you get this interview and don't stress about it too much. Very very conversational. The lunch is so good." 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?

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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2009

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?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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