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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What is the role of a physician?" Report Response

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

"Give an example of when you've faced a hardship and tell me how you overcame that." Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What in my file would I point to as an indication of something that sets me apart from other qualified candidates" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None; the interview was closed-file, so I largely got to dictate the pace and scope of the discussion. Most of the formal questions were layups I'd seen at other interviews or read about on this site from other schools..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not much at all" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are new and really really nice! Also the faculty and students really interact closely; the student-centered approach is best reflected in their new Double Helix curriculum, which is constantly being revised based on student comments." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rochester seems kind of boring." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interviews are closed-file; all the interviewer sees regarding me is where I went to school, and my 4 most significant volunteer/extracurricular experiences (which you write down and hand to them before your interview)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't think I'd like U of R as much as I did. The students and administration seem to get along much better, and interacted much more closely than I'd seen at any other of the medical schools I've visited. Also they're pass-fail so that reduces the stress inevitable in the first few years of medical school. It's a good school!" Report Response

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