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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

Open file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why not some other field, e.g. social work?" Report Response

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

"I can't even remember, nothing you haven't already prepared for." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing in particular" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you're so interested in a career where you can help others, why be a doctor and not say, a social worker?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UMass web site, this site, tried to find info on primary care on the web" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Student input on everything is take very seriously and acted on." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Class doesn't seem that diverse, Worcester isn't as urban as I would like, but not as bad as I thought it would be." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How stress-free and relaxed the interviews would be. The interviewers were more concerned with learning about me than seeing how I would react under pressure. I also learned that the majority of UMass' funding does not come from the state, so don't be afraid of Romney's budget cuts!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was pleasantly surprised with the school. I already thought it was a good school, but the interview day increased that feeling. Everyone seems very committed to UMass having the greatest positive effect possible in local healthcare and beyond. Friendly atmosphere." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/25/2003

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