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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

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)?

"Give me one positive and one negative thing about the public option that they are currently trying to pass. (This was back in Fall 2010)." Report Response

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

"Tell me about (x/y/z) experience, as is listed in your AMCAS." Report Response

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

"Name a significant challenge that your generation will face." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you stay up-to-date with news? How do you get it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Discussing health reform, because my interviewer strongly disagreed with my answer. I don't know if he wanted to see how I would debate it, or if he just wanted to let me know I was wrong in his mind. Either way, I felt like I was put in a very difficult position. He and I just had different opinions, and I walked out of the interview feeling like my opinion in someway took away from my performance." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Enjoyed Minneapolis and learned a little about the campus, SDN interview feedback, made certain I was up-to-date on health reform, and developed my thoughts and opinions on the matter." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students: both those in my interview group and current students. I felt like they were a pretty chill, laid-back group and got along really well with everyone. I'm way out-of-state, and everyone was really interested in learning about me and my job, life, etc. The curriculum is changing for the better, in that they are becoming more clinically friendly in years 1 and 2. Also, I like the criteria they use to chose students: personal character and experiences are more weighted than MCAT and GPA. Minneapolis seems like a great city, too." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"-Common complaint: admissions doesn't appear to operate with a normal time frame, and is very very slow compared to other schools. I waited nearly 4 months after my interview to hear anything, despite having been told that I would hear within 6 weeks. I wondered how an admissions committee could even remember me after 4 months. -Those familiar with UofM already know that most of the med school classrooms are underground. I should think it might be kind of depressing if that's how you spend most of your days." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing - I did what I set out to do, which was to show everyone who I was and what my goals were." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UofM is an awesome school and I congratulate all those who got in. I was bummed that I got wait-listed. I rank it very highly next to the other schools I visited." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Minneapolis - St. Paul Internat'l

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

University Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2010

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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