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  • Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bryan
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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?

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)?

"Aren't you too old to be applying to medical school? (I'm 26 btw)" Report Response

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

"So you took the MCAT twice... yes, I see you improved but doesn't taking it twice indicate that you'll struggle with standardized exams for the rest of your life?" Report Response

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

"If I were to tell you that you'll never be a doctor, what other field will you choose? (After I answered that I would continue to work in Biomedical Research but would be unfulfilled) he said mockingly 'so medicine is the only thing in the world that could fulfill you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"there were none... this was a very antagonistic interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you going to compete with these young fresh minds?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback. Studied potential interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My first interviewer was interested in me as an applicant." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My second interviewer was an arrogant jerk who spent the entire interview trying to convince me that pre-meds are naive and don't know what we're getting ourselves into. He was rude, swore that he'd never allow his own children to go into medicine, though his son was a 4th year, and made me feel like an idiot for even applying. He focused on the negatives in my app and refused to acknowledge the positives. He was late and even took a personal phonecall during my interview. It was a terrible experience." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this interview would be a waste of time and money." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Based on my second interview, I'm pretty sure that I am not getting into this school. This was my first interview and I thought that it would set the bar for the rest. After going on another 3 interviews I've discovered that what happened to me here was quite unusual. At the risk of sounding like a bitter interviewee, the school really doesn't have much to offer. Bryan, Texas is unappealing and in order to get significant clinical experiences you have to go to Scott & White in Temple, which is in the middle of nowhere. The Bryan campus is in some building sort of separate from the campus. There aren't many opportunities here for clinical experiences. However, if you like rural medicine, this place may be appealing." 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?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

LaQuinta Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 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?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 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?

"make sure that your interviewers know not to ask 'illegal' questions" Report Response

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