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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"Mostly just discussing your activities and essays answered as part of the interview scheduling online." Report Response

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

"Discuss an ethical topic of your choice which pertains to medicine." Report Response

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

"A fair amount of the discussion was being able to discuss the relative advantages of Rochester compared to other schools and why you feel that it's a good fit for you." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you were no longer able to perform your primary specialty choice? If you would continue practicing medicine, what specialty would you go into?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Really no difficult questions, these people are definitely not out to get you. They are just looking to associate a real person with the pile of papers in your file." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read feedback, forum posts and pre-interview essays, but little prep is needed as the interview format is very conversational. The typical "grilling" questions are either not present or are present as a natural extension of the conversation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I realize that it's generally accepted that judging the overall happiness of the students is not appropriate given the sample size of the students you meet during the interview, but this is definitely not the case at Rochester. The admissions office is not separate from the daily operations of the school; in fact, it's quite the opposite. The reception area where we spent most of our time waiting between interviews oursinfo sessions, etc. was smack in the middle of the traffic of med students going to and from classes, as well as the place where the three pots of never-ending free coffee were provided for the students. As such, there was a constant stream of students coming in and out, and not one of them passed through without saying hello andor stopping to chat. They were easily the happiest and most diverse group I have met at a med school yet. This is also true of our visit to the student lounge, where there were several large groups hanging out and a couple guys playing ping-pong. Other than that, the facilities are definitely beautiful and the curriculum is very oriented towards preparing students for the real role of a physician as professionals in an inherently social role rather than teaching science alone." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing, honestly my favorite school I've looked at so far." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was that cool, it shook my previous preferences considerably." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great faculty, and the students truly seem to have a blast." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/04/2009

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?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None - Supremely helpful and accommodating." Report Response

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