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  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Farmington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"What do you hope to get out of medicine?" Report Response

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

"Are you apprehensive about any of the current health care reform proposals? If so, why? If not, why not? (was not phrased so formally...just wanted my thoughts on HCR)" Report Response

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

"Why UConn? What about UConn do you think you'd like?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The questions about being "apprehensive" a/b HCR or not. I was interviewed by a person who coordinates the free clinic. We had a great conversation about the ethical need for reform, and the real concerns about going to far with reform. A great conversation!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. He did push me though. He would not have accepted answers like "I just want to help people." He wanted to know details about everything, which was fantastic! It was my favorite interview of the season." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"They sent out an email w/ information to review. I also downloaded the pdf admissions booklet from the admission website... that was very helpful" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. Specifically: the curriculum and the people. Everyone was happy and the school works sooooo hard to make everyone as happy as possible during med school. The SCP program sounds AWESOME." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Really not much... the pamphlets they handed out could have used a bit more thought, but even they were fine. I will be matriculating, so I am prob biased. (I got into several schools though...I just really loved UConn)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I felt very prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Love UConn. The people are fantastic, the sense of community was palpable. Just relax and be yourself. They apparently try to get people that will be comfortable in their tight nit community, so pay attention for those types of things." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2009

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?

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?

7 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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I actually like how we send in the secondary application in the mail & schedule interviews over the phone. Makes it more personal. However, I think the packet handed out to applicants at the interview could be nicer and more in line with what other schools give out." Report Response

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