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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

2

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)?

"If you were accepted only to University of Minnesota - Duluth (which I did not apply to) would you go and why?" Report Response

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

"If you were accepted to UCSD and University of Minnesota - Duluth (which I did not apply to) where would you go and why? (with the caveat that the interviewer said that she was supposed to rate my honesty in this answer on the interviewer's sheet)" Report Response

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

"Why Minnesota (both the state and the University)? (I'm not from the Midwest - I'm from the coasts)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name the biggest moral/ethical situation you have been in since you turned 19." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, interview books (yea yea I know), reading up the University of Minnesota mission statements and what they seek in applicants" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The city of Minneapolis, the campus, the facilities, the interconnectedness of the medical campus with the undergraduates, graduates and other health professions, the facilities dedicated to medical students" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. One slight turn off was the amount of "Why Minnesota?" questions I was asked and the feeling that as an out of state applicant I didn't really stand too much of a chance. Also (not completely negatively but as I said before, kind of a turn off) were the questions about "Do you think you'll fit in?" and the minor expressed doubt that I could acclimate to Minnesota and get along with Minnesotans because I had interests (like hobbies) that might not play out so well in Minnesota. Additionally, the lack of an answer by the students to my question about the class dynamics and interrelationships between the students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be no breakfast and not too much interation with the student body (granted the day I went no one was in class - the first years were all in exams and second years were on independent study time)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wish they would take letters of update or intent into consideration but Dean White specifically said that they do not." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

MSP

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn University

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2011

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?

7 out of 10

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

2 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I would suggest that they have some sort of breakfast for the applicants or at least let us know that there is no food at the interview day until lunch." Report Response

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