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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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?" Report Response

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

"You said in your essay that you never intended to be a doctor. What changed your mind?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me? (I strongly encourage you ask a thoughtful, genuine question, I asked about a female entering the medical field, something he could give me some good, qualified advice on, and he did!)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""If two rockets take off, onw at the equator and one at the north pole, which one will reach orbit first" " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above.... (FYI, I highly doubt this question will make it to a standard medical school interview question, but it has something to do with the spin of the earth)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Don't tell on me, but I just sort of "winged it". I know my experiences, I know my essay, and I know why I want to be a doctor. If you spend an hour "pumping yourself up", reminding yourself why you are a qualified candidate and go in there with self-confidence instead of a headfull of trivial MN facts, your interview will go much more smoothly." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Well, I actually attend this school, so I there were not too many suprises, but I was impressed with the brand-new, state fo the art. Also, my interviewer was really cool. I liked him a lot! He was retired but still active in admissions, and he talked about his grandkids, and some of his experiences with the changes in the medical field, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There was a program about financial aid, which wasn't very interesting to me, although it probably would have been beneficial to have at least pretended to pay attention. (These are the things that can come back to haunt you...)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My fly was down. (Just kidding!)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I got there early, and my interviewer was already there so we started early! It was extremely laid back, and I suggest being honest. My interviewer asked my what books I read and I honestly told him I didn't really read books. He laughed, and I got accepted, so don't worry... you don't have to be a perfect candidate! Just be yourself!" Report Response

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