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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tucson
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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)?

""Tell me about yourself." I didn't get very far on this one before she changed the subject. Didn't see that interested in my response to this question. "Why MD? Why not RN, nurse practitioner, or PhD?" She didn't seem to accept my response on this one and I felt like she was leading my response." Report Response

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

""What was your favorite class in school and why?" "Do you know who the surgeon general is?" I say that I do not know. She describes her as an overweight woman and asks if it is fair to criticize her for being overweight when she should be a proponent of health. "What do you do best as a leader? What is the hardest for you?" I was describing a spinal cord injury patient and how he wanted to get a more permanent catheter and she asked, "Have you taken physiology? [I have not] How does the bladder work?"" Report Response

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

""If you have a patient who is 83-years-old and has already had one M.I. and she doesn't want to take the medication you want to prescribe, how do you handle the situation?" "Have you had a positive interaction with any physicians and what impressed you about them?" "Have you seen and physicians have to make a difficult decision?" "Have you seen any nurses or doctors commit errors?" "What would you do if a patient did not show up for an important heart procedure?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I guess the one about the surgeon general because it completely threw me off." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Why MD?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS, secondary app, looked up info on healthcare debate, looked up sample questions. None of these things were especially helpful." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, staff, and faculty were so welcome and open; the admissions process is very transparent. The capstone project, doctoring program, and scholarly project all seem awesome. I love the small class size." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish the school had more of a hustle bustle feel to it, but I really appreciate the small size. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have to have 2 interviews because I only interviewed in Phoenix." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is interview 1 of 2. I will enter the 2nd one separately. " 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?

12/11/2009

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the good work!" Report Response

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