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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Student: Questions about my teaching job/foreign volunteering experience since he had done similar stuff. What was hardest about this activity? Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

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

"Alumni: Why Medicine? Why Michigan? Research? Asked questions about most of my activities (e.g., Why did you volunteer here? What is your research about? He also asked me how one of my research methods worked and how it related to one of his techniques, so that threw me off a bit just because I didn't remember what his stuff was about). Referring to the extreme economic problems of my home state, what's going on in California? Any questions for me? We also talked about football, Ann Arbor, reducing costs in medicine, and what medical field he thought would be good for me." Report Response

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

"Faculty: How is Michigan a good fit for you? General conversation about activities. What are your thoughts about Obama's health plan? After I expressed uncertainty about how it would be paid for, he asked me how we could reduce costs (luckily my other interviewer and I had just talked about this!) Any questions for me? Is there anything else I should tell the admissions committee? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your thoughts about Obama's health plan? After I expressed uncertainty about how it would be paid for, he asked me to talk about some ways that we could reduce costs in medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there anything else I should tell the admissions committee? I didn't have anything to say (I hit all the big points I wanted to in the interview), so I sort of sputtered that I really liked Michigan (truth), but I think it came out really awkward. Oh well." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing, really. I tried to keep up on current events since the Obama health care plan was pretty big in the news cycle for the week before my interview. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is very well-run. Students are VERY happy. P/F first two years. I love the flextime quizzes. Family centered experience seems cool. Also, the students seem to have lives outside of medicine...which is definitely something I was looking for." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Anatomy lab was crowded relative to other schools I had seen....but this is a very minor point." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That since there were 40 of us interviewing that day, it'd be pretty easy to find other people to split a cab to the airport with." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DTW

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

9 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?

"One suggestion: Inspire other schools to be just like you!" Report Response

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