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  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Tucson
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

No Response

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why doctor? This interview was the most conversational ever. Things flowed smoothly and I cam away with the impression that the interviewer really wanted to get a sense of who I was rather than my capabilities at answering trite questions (i.e. what are your strengths/weaknesses?, where do you see yourself in X years?, etc.) My nervousness prior to the meeting was completely unfounded and I was immediately set at ease. Excellent place." Report Response

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

"What did you do in the military?" Report Response

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

"What attracts you to X specialty? What do you think about Y specialty (it was their particular field)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, meditation, website, looked up stuff on who the surgeon general is, a summary of the health care bill....all totally unnecessary." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everything. Tucson is a really laid back town, and the students/faculty are equally laid back and great." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"cost for OOS is a little steep, but what are you going to do? it is med school after all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing really. I knew this place was cool, but it exceeded my expectations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This place has quite a particular curriculum and the location is unique in some ways. if ever there were a 'fit' school, UofA is it. You will know if this is your place. good luck everyone!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

there's only one in Tucson

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?

11/09/2010

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

9 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?

7 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"nothing really. The staff there are excellent and super helpful." Report Response

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