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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

40 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)?

"Have you thought about what it will be like dealing with patients who think they know what is better for them?" Report Response

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

"(After talking about my family's heart health history) Do you think you are doing much to avoid being another victim of heart disease (i.e. working out, staying active)? What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"2nd interview was very rapid-fire, "grilling": Why medicine? Why not law, business, engineering, finance? Do you think intelligent people are going into medicine today? After mentioning my dad's job- how does oil and that industry affect healthcare? Do you drink? What are your views on drinking and smoking? You have this: MCAT, research paper, read these journals, write an article, and present on a topic. You have two days. How do you prepare? Would you be able to do it without sleep? Would you speed to make a presentation that takes 30 minutes to get to if you woke up late and only had 20 minutes? What stresses you? How do I break you down?... Very demanding interview but very interesting/exciting haha" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How does oil/the oil industry affect your individual health?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you going into medicine because of the prestige? (Said no and gave my reason, but interviewer mentioned that it will still happen, wasn't sure how to interpret his response/if he liked my answer)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview feedback, UTMB website, healthcare reform, was my 5th interview so there was nothing too different" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Laid-back students, camaraderie between students, caring faculty and great support system, more time to prepare for Step 1 and with more free preparation, high board scores, huge alumni base, I loved the global health track option. Campus hardly looked touched by Ike." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Galveston is not the nicest place- not awful, but not very nice. It's what you make of the time though the way I see it. It's only 30 minutes away from your city amenities. Students openly admitted that they are always at a disadvantage in pharmacology when preparing for Step 1 since they don't have a dedicated class for it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Galveston really is not as "OMFG it's hot here!" as many people say. Very hot, yes, but that's Texas." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UTMB is a great place. Awesome, friendly students, so many opportunities other than just the standard MD route, Galveston National Laboratory was amazing." Report Response

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General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/26/2011

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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