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  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Orleans
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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 Tulane? I was asked this in every interview. Make sure you spend time researching this question so you can hit it out of the park when they ask you." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your volunteer experiences. You will surely be asked this in almost every interview at Tulane. They want to see if you have a genuine interest in serving your community." Report Response

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

"If you were in charge of the health care system in the United States, what would you do to fix it?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Name something that you have created." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about the lowest point in your life." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a couple books, researched Tulane, created a personal inventory, practiced my responses out loud to questions I knew Tulane would probably ask." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Murphy Building and standardized patient care facilities. Everyone is very laid back and promotes a work hard, play hard philosophy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical school seems like it's fractured and it is still very much in the process of moving into the Murphy Building. The facilities didn't really impress me. I got the impression the school isn't very organized and doesn't yet have a strong idea of where it wants to go in the future." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Unlike almost all other interviewees, I did NOT feel like my interviews were laid back. Luckily, I was prepared to handle this. Make sure you are too. You have three interviews and they will be in the morning. Two will be with faculty and one will be with a medical student. They will be closed file unless you interview with a member of the admissions committee, which I didn't. One of my faculty interviews was quite intense. I was rarely allowed to finish my answers to questions before I was asked another question. My interviewer even objected some of my answers, although to be fair, I felt he was feeling me out to see how I would react. My second faculty interviewer also objected to one of my answers as well. I didn't say anything offensive and I truly felt if they had objections to my answers to questions (which were subjective) they could have handled it better. Make sure you you know your application. My medical student interview was great. Make sure you plan for intense interviews. I planned on approaching them this way though because they are only 30mins and closed file, so you have to try and get as much information about you out as possible in that time. Make sure you are prepared for this type of interview, I felt it really helped me. No matter what, prep an answer about why you want to go to Tulane, what makes you unique and what volunteer experience you have done. Even if you aren't asked, steer your interviews so you answer these questions. I did and I feel it really helped me." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

St. Christopher

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/18/2009

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

6 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?

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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It would have been nice to receive a complete email and to have access to a status page." Report Response

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