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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

9 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself. What do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face as a medical student? Tell me about your study abroad and travels. Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe what adversity you've had in your life and how you overcame it. What do you look for in medical education? What are your best qualities? What is your weakness? What do you want to practice in the future?" Report Response

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

"Describe a situation where you worked on a team. Tell me about your clinical experiences? What do you want to do in medicine/in the future?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think will be the biggest challenge you will face as a medical student? (not even very interesting; pretty normal interview)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Given the situation in European healthcare system vs. U.S. would you still want to practice primary care? He interrupted "Why Maryland" question with "but why not other schools?" Also in-depth questions about my research." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, researching UMB, and running through a bunch of interview questions aloud." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One of my interviewers was very warm and welcoming, and it was encouraging to learn that he was on the clinical faculty. The anatomy lab and lecture hall is also impressive. Speaking with the medical students at the lunch impressed me positively overall. The tour was also really great, as they took us into the hospital/Shock Trauma center which a lot of medical schools don't do on their interviews." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The organization of the interview day was honestly pretty awful. I really wish they didn't make us find our interviews on our own and had someone take us there (or provide written instructions at least) because it really added to the anxiety/stress of the day, especially right off the bat. Someone in the admissions office gave me unclear directions and I got lost, rushing to my interview sweaty and late. Then the first interview went way over time and the interviewer didn't notify the second interviewer like he was supposed to, and I got lost getting there too and was over 15 minutes late. Letter grading system, one of my interviewers not smiling or being conversational at all and mainly interested in my research (which was the smallest part of my application)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have to find my interview rooms on my own right at the start of the day. There is also a lengthy wait time for the admissions people to check you in and give you verbal directions to your interview, so I ended up only having 5 minutes to find my first interview of the day. COME EARLY TO YOUR INTERVIEW ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A MORNING ONE! And make sure you understand the directions to the interview rooms." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, UMB is a great medical school obviously. I did not have the best interview day experience -- partly because it was my first and I wasn't prepared, but also because the organization of the interview day did not lend to a relaxing situation. The whole hassle of getting lost and being late and sweaty to my interviews really threw a wrench in my impression of the school. I also wish they would consider changing to true pass/fail instead of letter grading. However with all that aside, I still believe UMB is a great option for a medical school as an IS student, with strong clinical training and nice faculty/teachers overall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/20/2017

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"Consider offering printed directions for interviewees or an easier location to find for each interview. I'd also consider ways to speed up the check-in process in the morning -- having someone have to give verbal directions and explain the whole day for EACH applicant took awhile and that led me to only have a few minutes to find my interview. Also provide an interview day feedback survey after the interview." Report Response

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