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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

9 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)?

"Why Mayo?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in working with children?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An ethics question about end of life/allocating resources" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over AMCAS, read about Mayo, looked over SDN interview feedback. MAKE SURE you sit AFTER the interviewer sits. Maintain good posture, and do NOT interrupt the interviewer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How attentive they were during the interview" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The physician asked me an ethics question." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not to interrupt the interviewer, even if it's to correct your question. To sit down after the interviewer sits. In any ethics question, NEVER harm a patient, even if that means wasting resources." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be yourself, be passionate about what you say, but don't exaggerate your responses/feelings on purpose if your heart truly isn't in it--they can tell when you're faking." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

MSP

Where did you stay?

At school facility

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?

10/8/12

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?

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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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