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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 do you think your friends would say they like best about the way you express yourself?" Report Response

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

"What do you think about the healthcare reform? (asked in both interviews)" Report Response

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

"Would you please share with me a time in your life when things were really bad? (this was in my never-ending academic interview for some mysterious reason)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think your vision for healthcare reform could be achieved?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think your friends would say they like best about the way you express yourself?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"sdn, interview prep books, online research" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dean Strothers is outstanding. He is very friendly, cracks silly jokes, and generally goes out of his way to try and put the applicants at ease. The admissions office and tour guide med students all were very open and helpful. The quality of the rotations and amount of hands on experience you get here is outstanding. It's unrivaled in any other school I've seen." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The actual school buildings and campus in general. There is a ton of construction inside and outside (which is good, but makes concentrating hard), and the facilities in general are pretty dilapidated. It seems like the first two years of classes aren't anything special, but from my p.o.v. it's totally worth doing them here to have the opportunity to do rotations at the med and le bonheur." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"When they say there is a lot of walking they mean THERE IS A LOT OF WALKING. Ladies, even if you are a pro at walking in heels and think your shoes are extra comfy, I would still recommend bringing an extra pair to do the tours in - I wish I had." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UT does 1 academic (alpha) and 1 personal interview (beta), and they aren't supposed to last over an hour. But my academic interview lasted 1h 20m. It was tortuous, and he asked me almost all the same questions as my personal interviewer did. Also he tried to reschedule my interview the day of which was pretty stressful, and he didn't have the correct amcas file for me, so I had to come back at a different time from the reschedule. Also he kept saying things about my academic background that were completely untrue - not sure if he was trying to trick me into lying or was just a terrible, careless, & unprepared interviewer. Moral: Be prepared for anything." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Talbot Heirs Guesthouse

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/03/2010

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 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?

No Response

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