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  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Winston-Salem
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Wake Forest?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your xx experiences." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"none." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"None." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Parts of the hospital were newer and impressive. The area was OK, but I think the opportunities for cultural aspects of life and "nature-going" are great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything else. This is a school that is built around what I call "the good ole boy system." If you are from the area you are set. If not, you better be freakin' great. My third interviewer, PhD, was a joke. He was hyper-defensive about Obama, poorly designed research, and grant funding. I was polite and handled him as well as possible, but let's just say that, Wake, if you are reading this, please follow my advice on this one: you are going to lose a LOT of good people who would LOVE to go to your school if you maintain your current interview method. Having one jerk every day does nothing but cut people down quickly, and if I were you, I would stick to MD's for interviewers. The MD's were friendly, outgoing, and concerned for getting to know the applicants. The other person has a thing or two to learn about a little thing called "people skills." Also, don't have the Dean come out and meet us "one-on-one" in a big group and then proceed to show how she memorized one fact about us all. It is tacky and unreal. Be real and just be friendly. I was not impressed but did very well with your system. This should tell you several things, none of which are good." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Read: what impressed you negatively." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Not impressed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Please send applicants a MAP of the hospital instead of vague word directions to your office." Report Response

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