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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell me about yourself. What do you do outside of school? Why medicine? Tell me about your research. " Report Response

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

"How do you expect to fund your medical education? How do you think the future of healthcare will affect your pursuit of a career in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What challenges have you faced during your undergraduate years? What kind of experience do you have with working in teams? How would you deal with a situation in which there was a person on your team who was uncooperative? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Meh, nothing too difficult..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you don't get in this cycle, then what do you think the reason would be? And what would you do in this case?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, reading a book on healthcare reform, articles on healthcare, read up on UTMB's general info and curriculum, reviewed my application/PS" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Above all, the warm and welcoming atmosphere. The students and faculty are all so nice and encouraging. Also, the style of learning and the curriculum in general seems to provide students with an excellent medical education, which is is reflected in their high board scores. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Galveston is nothing spectacular, but it's not too bad either." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Bring mosquito repellant! Also, the food is not nearly as bad as everyone says it is! The interviews at UTMB are very laid back. There's nothing to stress about... just be yourself." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Harbor House

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/04/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 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?

10 out of 10

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