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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • El Paso
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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?

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 about healthcare today/problems with healthcare?" Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress? and then followed with: Do you think you will be able to survive without your family close by?" Report Response

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

"What do you want to do/specialize in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Say the parents of a sick child are against a treatment (she used the example of vaccines and the public's fear of it's connection to autism) what would you do, considering they are legally allowed to say no, even though you firmly believe this to be the best course of action?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really... they were not trying to grill me and from what I've heard from many interviewees, nobody had that kind of interview session/impression either." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reflected mostly on myself - trying to memorize answers would only make me come off insincere even though it would be truthful." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff and students. Facilities are so new and the building is well structured. Love the smaller class size = more attention payed to students and a tighter/closer group of students!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No step 1 scores yet (however, I interviewed later and at the student panel they were talking about how they recently took their first practice Step 1 and did pretty well as a class!)... Other than that, nothing really!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview schedule is broken up into 4 different time slots - 2 of which are scheduled with interviewers and two for break (ideally you want to have an interview, a break, then the other interview. Some did not get that, like me, so I had back to back interviews). There are 40 minutes for each time slots and, how it's supposed to go, is you get up to 30 minutes of interviewing, then the interviewer has 10 minutes to write their evaluation before having the next interviewee. I think (key word being THINK) I may have done well since both my interviews went the full 40 minutes and the faculty were knocking on the doors to tell us we needed to stop. Then again I really don't know if that's good or bad - it seemed to go well!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This program seems like it's going to be amazing and it really does make sense. As for the city, if you're looking for more outdoor living (I'm personally sick of considering "going out" to be spending money at a restaurant) then this is probably one of the best places in Texas for that - mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and just a few hours north are skiing resorts for winter time!" 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

El Paso

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

01/13/2011

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

7 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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 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?

"A tour of the hospitals/HSC" Report Response

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