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University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Year founded: 1851
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 165
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University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
Allopathic Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 147 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 3 4 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $40,191
  • Non - Resident Tuition $57,678
  • Application Fee $100
  • AVG MCAT 510
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 69.0
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Admissions Information

  • Twin Cities Admissions
  • Mayo Memorial Building, Rm. B639
  • 420 Delaware Street SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • United States

School Overview

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School Fast Facts

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School Info

The University of Minnesota Medical School was founded in 1888 to serve the health care needs of Minnesota. As one of the largest medical schools in the country, the University of Minnesota Medical School trains more than 70 percent of Minnesota's physicians and provides care to nearly 1 million patients across the state. Our students have the opportunity to excel through innovative research and state-of-the-art training, and the opportunity to provide care through affiliated hospitals and clinics across the state. We are committed to diversity and training physicians to meet the needs of diverse communities. We are focused on helping deliver better outcomes to patients more efficiently, and improving lives across our state and around the world. As the largest member of the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, we help develop coordinated, interprofessional care models working alongside the School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

Curriculum

Key elements in the University of Minnesota Medical School curriculum include: - Integrating basic science and clinical learning across all 4 years of medical school - Direct faculty feedback for ongoing student learning and improvement - Active, experiential learning - Competency-based student assessment

Facilities

Located in the heart of Minneapolis, just minutes from downtown, our Twin Cities campus is a great place to learn and explore. With all the benefits of living in a big city (including major sports teams, world-class theater, and outstanding public transportation, to name a few), our supportive and inclusive community still manages to make this campus feel like a small town. Collaboration is key in the work that we do. Our major research partners come from within the Academic Health Center and University, while others can be found throughout Minnesota and the globe.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 128
Negatively 5
No change 13

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.10 144

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.94 108

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It'd be nice if the logo on the glass bottle is the school color. It'd be great if we can meet the dean of the medical school on the interview day. Some MMI questions don't really test how students would respond in real life (such as standing up to the people who have an influence on the students' career - how one acts ideally is different than how one would act realistically)." More from this Member | Report Response

"So eco-friendly that they gave us all reusable water bottles to carry around during the MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're going to use MMI and not change the questions, you'll select for dishonest students. You really need to get it together and not give groups the same questions session after session, year after year." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very slow to get back with interview dates or admissions offers." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was ignored by the admission's office about reimbursement" More from this Member | Report Response

"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." More from this Member | Report Response

"No complaints. AMAZING lady in the admissions office. Seriously, if you don't know where the interview room is, just ask and she'll take you there" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The website isn't set up very intuitively. It's hard to find the info you want. Way to go with rec" More from this Member | Report Response

"Serve Breakfast!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Online payment! It is really annoying and archaic to have to physically mail a check." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone is nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"There's a sweet old lady in there named Lola Galvin... she was so helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"My phone calls to the admissions office were rather unpleasant and unhelpful- the person I talked to" More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure the tourguides have working codes for the labs before the tour. Consider having the interv" More from this Member | Report Response

"Improve timeliness and organization." More from this Member | Report Response

"These guys are the best!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Unable to answer due to confidentiality agreement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Signed non-disclosure agreement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MMI format - just look up example scenarios and go over them in your head" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Signed a NDA for the MMI. Just prepare by reviewing your own application and think about the AAMC's core competencies." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I signed a non-disclosure agreement. But a girl who interviewed with me said that they reuse the same questions every year and that her friend told her everything in advance." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who would you choose to interview if you had the chance?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are the qualities of a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why become a physician and why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and some detail about your extracurriculars" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about an ethical dilemma you have experienced." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to attend the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe what exposure you have had to diverse backgrounds and perspectives" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why U of M Med School?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an ethical dilemma you have faced." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were accepted only to University of Minnesota - Duluth (which I did not apply to) would you go and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think is one of the problems with our healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"MD: Tell me about .... (Asian Studies major, studying abroad, internship at HCMC) more asked about specific things that intrigued him on my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to addend UMN?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe an ethical dilemema and how you handled it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How will your experiences apply in your practice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Give me one positive and one negative thing about the public option that they are currently trying to pass. (This was back in Fall 2010)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Asked me about my native country (intl student), how I get around." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your early life?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have your other interviews been like?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I noticed a general questions worksheet. I think the faculty member chooses which questions off the worksheet they find interesting or which ones they want more information on." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to attend the "U"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any ideas how to fix the healthcare problems?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Aside from what was on your AMCAS and secondary, what else led to your decision to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They just asked me stuff out of my application and secondary and we chatted about health care policy, although other students who interviewed that day were asked more traditional questions like "why medicine, why this school, etc..."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing tricky. Most of the questions were "tell me about ________ on your application."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is an insurance at Texas less expensive than one at Minnesota? (It's not meant to stress you out. It's just to test your knowledge in future aspects of healthcare.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your path to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No real specifics here; it was more like "tell me about yourself, etc."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviews were open file for the main interviewer, and closed for the 4th yr student interviewer. Specific quesiton... Really specific stuff about my personal statement." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself /why medicine /why now / why this school / why MN?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When were you faced with an ethical dilemma and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research X 10" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is the U. of M. your #1 choice? Why not the other Minnesota schools." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doc? Why the switch from business to medicine (I'm non-trad)? Tell me more about what you did at your jobs." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biggest problem in health care" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (He asked this again but in a different way)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Stuff about research/activities/jobs" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about XX experience.." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very detailed/pointed questions about everything on AMCAS and personal statement. Also, be prepared to give a very good explanation of why you want to be a doctor, and why they should pick you at U of M." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you set up your research experience at Mayo Clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Research questions...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about patient autonomy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you researching?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Q: "How long have you been employed as a CA (community/residential advisor)and what have you done about college drinking?" (I've never been a CA)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you currently reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you see yourself living in Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss the US system of health care." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why 8 years of school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read lately that you weren't required to read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Medicine? Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your favorite composer, favorite woman composer, favorite woman soloist, favorite conductor, all asked in rapid succession so I didn't even have a chance to answer " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What strengths do you have that will help you be a good physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your medical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your current research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourelf." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Do you have any personal connections to Minneapolis?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is your motivation to become a doctor (stemming from my AMCAS essay)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What problems do you see in rural communities today? (I am from a rural area and am placing an emphasis on rural medicine in my studies.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a current medical crisis." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So why did you not want to keep playing music in a band?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing too hard. Just questions stemming from conversation about me, my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What does activism mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your experience volunteering in the ER?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the biggest issue/challenge you think you will face as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you'll deal with being probably the oldest student in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Abortion question (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why the U of M?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why UofM?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What does your day-to-day work involve?" (I've been out of school a while and holding down a "real" job.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What to do about health care in America?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There were few discrete questions... it didn't feel like a list. We just had a conversation that flowed in out of my education, background, work experience, health care, study abroad, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, what do you want to know about the University of Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to live in Minnnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your experiences in Egypt (went on a medical mission there)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"just things specific to my application, detail clarifications." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Every little detail from my personal statment and secondary. If you interview with my person, you better know everything you said about yourself or the interviewer will humiliate you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"know how to find a particular gene if you want to (pcr)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything you would like to tell the admissions committee, or anything abt the school that you need more information about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some challenges you can see physicians would face?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why haven't you done any research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Special interests" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would make you choose UM instead of other schools? (see above)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you expect to cure disease?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why do you want to do this to yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I see here you have experience researching the GFAP protein in autistic post-mortem brains, and you also worked with a teenager with autism. How would you explain to him what you were researching?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the last book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What prompted your decision to pursue a medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All questions were personal and specific to my essays." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is my role in my family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of universal health care and if the US will have it anytime soon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of doctor is your father?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you think you would be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe how you get frustrated/stressed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Healthcare costs are rising rapidly. What are your thoughts? What possible solutions are there? My interviewer and I had a really good discussion about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do teams fail?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I moved here about 15 years back and one thing that surprised me was how big youth sports are. Were you involved in sports as a child?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why minnesota? (im out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your leadership style" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you deal with failure?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe a time when you were placed in an ethical situation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about... (about to talk conversationally about your PS and secondary essays)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You seem to have a good thing going at (current school), why do you want to leave?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you deal with X type of patient (not following treatment plan, engaging in risky behavior, etc.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would a friend describe you/how would an enemy describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is something that you were exposed to during your volunteering that you seeked out more information about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"As a physician, how would you handle the death of a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Health Care reform" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you reading?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you stay up-to-date with news? How do you get it?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Patients I remember from my volunteering." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(Gave an example of an emergency room end-of-life decision he had to make earlier that week) What would you have done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you do on the MCAT? This was interesting since interviewers were given all info except GPA and MCAT to reduce bias. I guess I would be curious too if I were interviewing someone." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Stuff about abortion" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you going to be able to handle dealing with sick people all the time? What about when you can't help them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does the health care system in the U.S. compare with the health care system of Germany (based on my experiences, not random!)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discussion about DIY home genetic tests." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If we were able to switch positions, I were the applicant you were the interviewer, what would you ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is your biggest weakness that you don't spin as a positive?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you ever get involved in political causes?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do believe will be the biggest challenge for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to go into primary care? (Although our conversation was interesting and engaging at times, I wasn't asked any terribly interesting questions.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Let's switch roles... If you were the director and I were the student, what 1 question would you ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the health care system in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"are you confident that you'll be admitted to medical school this year?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Current political climate in post-Soviet Russsia" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Besides diabetic interventions, what Other things need to be done if a patient's pancrease is removed? (I work in an organ transplant unit and the interviewer is a physiology prof)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None--they were all very standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about making maple syrup? (it stems from one of my volunteer experiences in my application)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a patient told you to not tell his wife about his terminal illness?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"all very basic...why an MD, where will you be in 10 years, why this school" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All of the questions were VERY easy and definitely totally comfortable ''get to know you'' sort of things. Actually..my interviewer asked how slow the process had been which I thought was interesting (especially since MN has been very slow)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very general questions about my primary and secondary application. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your greatest accomplishment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Just information about my AMCAS and secondary application, clarification about activities, questions about my research and interests" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have any relatives attended this school." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are in charge of limited state health budget: give me programs to do. What book recently. Why do you want to be doctor? What are major issues in medicine to you? How could we fix them. What about a doctor's responsibility to prevent suffering? What about your family? What baout another occupation? Anything else to tell me? Any questions? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"everything was pretty interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is this reaaly your first choice?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Where should we sit?" (upon arriving in the large conference room were my one-on-one interview took place)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which aspect of the HIV/AIDS epidemic strikes you as the most interesting?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of outdoor activities do you like to do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss the US system of healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most of the questions had to do with my research, the interviews were really just conversations about my research, and sometimes, the interviewers research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if a patient filed a malpractice suit against you? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would I do overseas work?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"From your shadowing experience, what was one thing that totally caught you off guard, positive or negative?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was given a specific medical scenario and asked what I would do in that situation" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you read any good books lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your thesis about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to go to undergrad where you did?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you think physicians have one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the largest problem you see with the US healthcare system? This may not seem like an interesting question but since I was an MPH student at the time, I fortunately had a lot to talk about and enjoyed sharing my views. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your trips to the boundry waters canoe area" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your parents." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview was more of a conversation during which I learned so much about both the school, it's program and resources and also medicine in general. It was laid back and so fluid that I cannot remember a specific question except for: "do you have any personal connections to Minneapolis?" and "How will you afford the tuition?" (I am an out-of-state applicant." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is a health-care issue today that is a problem?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about your international experiences." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Name two people who were influential in your outlook towards life and the how and why of their influence." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were looking for reasons for choosing medicine and path taken to get there. There is room for "diversity" in unique situations." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about your path to medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think needs to be done to fix the current crisis in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you do (my major) over again?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think today's physicians are involved enough in activism?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why would someone from the south ever want to go to school in the very cold minnesota climate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What scares you the most about becoming a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you learned outside of the classroom?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think you'll deal with being probably the oldest student in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you tell a 19yr old female patient who was pregnant who wanted an abortion. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Why do you think you know what you're getting into?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary. What should we do about the "health care problem"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"A question about the neighborhood where I grew up." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you tell a patient who asked you to do something you morally disagreed with, such as perform an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"They were all pretty bland typical interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i go to a catholic school and he asked quite a few questions about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How can you explain the fact that Canadians have a longer life span compared to Americans? What does that mean for healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what did you read in your brain and fiction class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you cook for me if I asked you to cook your favorite dish (related to a hobby...)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you feel like helping poor people? (this question was in reference to my volunteer work in a third world country)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your biggest disappointment/accomplishment? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do some of the physicians you've shadowed think about our current health care system?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What scares you the most or makes you apprehensive about the medical field? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think you'd make a better physician relative to being a research scientist (I did a bunch of research work)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How many newspapers do you read each morning?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Imagine you had to describe your research to a group of legislators from Minnesota in laymen's terms and then had to explain why it was important for the state of Minnesota. Also, you only have one minute." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing. The questions were mainly about things that I mentioned on my secondary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""If two rockets take off, onw at the equator and one at the north pole, which one will reach orbit first" " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"hmmmm, nothing too interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Standard set of questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are the most difficult challanges faced by academic medicine researchers?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""What do you see as the biggest problem facing medicine today?"" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do I think of the situation in the Middle East?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How does the social system in Germany differ from the U.S.'s? (Came up during conversation about my experiences abroad)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""You probably won't go to Minnesota if you get accepted here, will you?" (an interesting twist on "why minnesota?") This was followed by a series of questions regarding the likelyhood of me staying in MN after graduation (do you have family/connections here, etc.)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of universal health care and if the US will have it anytime soon?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of "The Remains of the Day"? (I was reading it while waiting for her)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you describe your relationship with your step-mother?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"just questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you read at all? last book read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you seen the movie "The Jerk"?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None of my interviewer's questions struck me as interesting...they were all pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you had a magic wand and could change anything about medicine, what would you change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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What do you like most?

"Minnesota is a great state." | Report Response

"Opportunity to participate in unique longitudinal programs for 3rd year clerkships: RPAP (rural emphasis on full-spectrum family medicine and general surgery), MetroPAP (emphasis on underserved communities), and VALUE (emphasis on internal medicine). Also, the school is recognized as a leader both in research AND in primary care." | Report Response

"Great variety of clinical situations in 3rd and 4th year. The U of M is the only med school in the Twin Cities, so you pretty much of free reign to go to any of the 10+ hospitals in the area (depending on the rotation)." | Report Response

"Student opportunities and support from med school staff: financial aid is great, academic support is too" | Report Response

"Options to do clinical rotations at many different sites: academic health centers, inner city hospitals, suburban hospitals, rural hospitals; Pass/ Fail system for the first two years" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Admissions department and course planning is a mess, communication with applicants is very poor, lots of changes every year to courses." | Report Response

"The administration's emphasis on research sometimes trumps a focus on community health. (That being said, we are very strong in primary care despite this orientation among some of the top leadership.)" | Report Response

"Heard the school is changing their curriculum and the transition has been less than smooth." | Report Response

"It's big, and I get lost as a number." | Report Response

"Due to lack of funding, some programs have been cut back, for example, animal procedure labs have been eliminated for many rotations. Tuition is among the highest in the country for state schools. Class is not very diverse: 80% are Minnesotans" | Report Response

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