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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
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?

8 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)?

"What led you to medicine?" Report Response

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

"What have you learned about yourself throughout college?" Report Response

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

"Why don't more people volunteer their time helping others?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What personality type(s) do you not get along with?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you deal with losing your patients?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, brushed up on healthcare policy and reform but didn't need to. Also had a mock interview with some docs from the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was surprised by how friendly everyone was." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You shouldn't have to navigate your own way around the hospital/school to find your interviewers. They should have someone from admissions show you where to go cuz that place is really confusing. Location, worcester pretty much sucks." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well my first interviewer never showed up (got stuck in surgery I later found out) so I had to wait around for a couple hours while they found a new one for me. But couldn't have predicted that, obviously. Ended up interviewing with the residency director for EM so that was pretty cool!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Unlike just about everyone that has given feedback for UMass, I didn't get a single question on healthcare policy or reform." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"For the afternoon interviews, the day was too crammed and the presentations felt rushed through." Report Response

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