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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
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?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why medicine? Why Utah? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why should we pick YOU over everyone else?" Report Response

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

"Asked tons of questions about details from my activities. Talked about my research, my service trips, my clinical hours." Report Response

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

"I cant believe that anyone could build this kind of resume. How do you balance your life? Do you have any kind of fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethics: Physician assisted suicide scenario. After the interview, the doctor told me his father had suffered for two weeks in hospice care before dying because the doctor was afraid to prescribe too much pain medication. I was really happy about the way I answered, and that I stuck with my convictions when he criticized me." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about malpractice in America?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through Utah's website. Researched all recent news on them (ex.. they just cut a bunch of medical student seats because of loss of funding). Educated myself about current health issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their facilities are brand new/awesome. Opportunities abroad." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Their interviews were not very challenging. Maybe one hard question per interview. The rest was very scripted and generic; made it hard to stand out. Also lack of diversity in Utah." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Awesome quality of education/amazing recreation opportunities...But you also have to live in Salt Lake. I felt I had more in common with med students at other schools. The students seemed anxious to get their degree and get out." 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

SLC

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?

02/03/2011

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?

1 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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