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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 reform?" Report Response

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

"An ethical question about confidentiality and privacy. What would you do if the family of a patient told you not to tell the patient about a problem." Report Response

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

"What kind of international experience do you have? Odd question because I have never really done anything international besides visiting family overseas." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are some of the experiences that brought you to be here today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think about healthcare reform." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school's catalog online." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities were fantastic. Students seemed to like the school and curriculum. Curriculum seemed very fluid and was subject to changes if the students so desired." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"El Paso is right next to Juarez, Mexico which is super dangerous. Everything exists in one building which is where all medical students do their studies." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"In spite of it being close to the border I felt safe and secure near the school. The fears I had about El Paso itself are unjustified." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions staff kept repeating that they had a 97% first time Step 1 pass rate. That is great. However, they also kept repeating that El Paso is the safest city in the United States with a population over 500,000. I cannot believe that fact because Juarez, Mexico is right across the fence and is really dangerous. All in all the interview was good." 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?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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 International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western Airport

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/11/2011

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 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?

"Be a little bit more organized. Try to solidify the student panel prior to the interview so we are not left guessing when it is or whether it will happen." Report Response

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