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  • Ben-Gurion University - Medical School for International Health (Israel)
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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)?

"Define public health and what challenges do you expect to encounter? Where over seas do you see yourself working and why?" Report Response

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

"Who has made the greatest impact on the public health of the NYC? Answer: The mayor. Please explain how you managed to improve your MCAT scores? I have never seen such a jump." Report Response

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

"What was the most important medical/psychosocial issue seen at the ER you shadowed in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked if I had read "My Own Country" by Abraham Verghese." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your family history, and how that has influenced your decision to work in international health. How you intend to carry this out? Which NGO do you think you might want to work with? (I was also asked if my religious beliefs might lead me to proselytize my patients)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read extensively on AIDS, malaria, and TB, because I know those were issues in the area I wanted to work and I wanted to be able to speak partially intelligently about why I wanted to work in Africa. I also read up on my applications, WHO and other NGOs. Plus I read absolutely everything I could find about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Ms Alice is one of the nicest people ever. The interviewers were very congenial." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The information handed out and in the videos does not give a great grasp of what living in Be'er Sheva might be like." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the first interview with the dean would be so conversational. I wish I had prepared more intelligent questions to ask her. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school is a once in a life time opportunity. I turned down Stateside schools in order to attend. It will be perfect, however, for only a very few people and absolutely the worst possible option for everyone else. You need to be certain you are passionate about international medicine; otherwise don't apply. I look forward to meeting any of you that should choose to come here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

LaGuardia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hepzibah House

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/13/2009

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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

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