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  • Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bayamón
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"For the group interview, the professor gave us a hypothetical situation involving a student who cheated on an exam. We had four questions which we analyzed (ethical and moral in nature). I think the whole point of this exercise was two fold. First, the professor probably wanted us to see if we had morals. Second, he wanted to see how we actually organized the group discussion. Did one person dominate the discussion? Did everyone get a chance to give their two cents? My advice would be to somewhat organize the discussion so that no one would be left out and everyone would have a chance to talk." Report Response

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

"After the group discussion the professor interviewed us each individually. My personal interview was literally five minutes. He asked me what my MCAT was? What I did for fun? Why Puerto Rico (I am from the mainland? Do you speak Spanish?" Report Response

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

"Why Medicine? Classic." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What I do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain any discrepancies in your transcipt, i.e., grades, MCAT score, etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over my resume. Read up on the school. Read SD forum and interview questions. Just get the basic questions down like why medicine, why puerto rico, stuff like that." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The five minute personal interview IN ENGLISH! Though the other students had another interviewer and he took fifteen minutes for each student. I got really lucky with my professor." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

No Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the tour was completely in spanish." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"To all those who are weak in Spanish: Do not be afraid of applying here. I suck at Spanish, yet I was accepted to this medical school. Everyone in my group interview (6 students) was from Puerto Rico and spoke fluently. I felt really dumb answering in English while everyone else spoke Spanish. Just make it clear in your one on one interview that one of the main reasons you chose UCC was because you want to cater to Spanish speaking population in the U.S. Also tell them that you will work extremely hard to be fluent in Spanish by the fall. They love hearing stuff like that. Most important thing: Relax and breath. Oh and don't act too much like a gringo. Hasta la vista..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (San Juan)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Radisson (in the Condado area)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/25/2010

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?

7 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

4 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?

"I was not exactly fluent in spanish but could understand it at an advanced level. My advice: accommodate the English speaking students by speaking to them in English." Report Response

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