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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tucson
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What is your motivation for applying to med school? Why the UA? " Report Response

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

"Do you think that your engineering major has put you at a disadvantage when it comes to material of the basic science courses?" Report Response

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

"Describe your research experiences. Do you have any hospital volunteering? Do you have any clinical and/or hands-on experience? What do you do for fun? How do you stay fit? When did you graduate and why did you wait to apply? What are you currently up to?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you stay fit? The interviewer was a nutritionist, so you may or may not get this question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think that your engineering major has put you at a disadvantage when it comes to material of the basic science courses?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN; mock interview with career services at UA (this is available in Tucson even after graduating); practiced answers in front of mirror and with friends; read up on health care reform and watched a couple interesting Frontier documentaries on PBS.org" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum. I really like that students are given a 1-week break in between academic blocks. I am also a big fan of the longitudinal clinical experience. I am not a research person AT ALL, but the scholarly project seems like a great way to do research that you're passionate about and it will give an edge to your residency application. Students also have access to many of the surrounding hospitals which is cool. Small student body = family feel and easy access to professors." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus doesn't have that "college" feel, and that is a big negative for me. The library is really small (it is the size of about a classroom). The students seemed really nice, but they were a bit "dry toast" if you know what I mean. The multicultural office needs to do SOMETHING to spice up the student body." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. I guess I could have prepared more for questions about the validity and relevance of my major." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I have a pretty low MCAT, but the interviewer didn't seem too bothered by it. He seemed to want to get to know me as a person, so the interview was very conversational and it was nice. It seems like such good school, but the location and campus are really the only down sides for me. We were also told that they are interviewing about 550 students and have received over 1200 or 1500 apps so far (can't remember which one). I'm not sure if these numbers are for the Phx campus alone, or both Phx and Tucson campuses." 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?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2009

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

7 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?

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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