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  • Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Hanover
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?

40 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?

Open file

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

"Why Dartmouth?" Report Response

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

"What is empathy and compassion? Can they be taught? " Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing in medicine ten years from now.(Not in the sense of what kind of specialty. Rather aimed to see what sort of medicine; rural, teaching, big city, etc.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. Interview covered the basic questions. Very relaxed. I'd say it depends on who you get." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS, read secondary, read their brochure, watched the dvd. Depending on who your interviewer is they may or may not have read through your file before you interview. However, each interviewer has a copy of your complete file. Some just choose to read through it after you interview so they aren't biased by anything when they do meet you. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The supportiveness of the faculty and administration. Students frequently go to professor's houses for dinner. The class size is small. The medical center seems to strive for a holistic approach to healing(One of the reasons it was designed to be like a mall). In fact, the main rotunda even has a baby steinway that echoes down each hall, much like Nordstrom. The opportunity to do clerkships in other hospitals across the nation. I could go to Children's Hospital of Orange County for my peds rotation. The access to the skiway that essentially has no lines to the lift. Access to occom pond(free ice skating in the winter). Dartmouth is a great place to be if you are interested in rural medicine. However, even if you are not it is still a great place to learn since a lot of cases in the New England area end up there. The hospital's student areas/lounge/sleeping quarters." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Well...I wasn't negatively impressed at all. Whether you like it at Dartmouth or not is gonna depend on how well you'd adapt to the area. The area is predominantly white, very rural, cold and snowy winters(great for snowboarding and pond hockey), very outdoorsy activities in the summer. If you don't care for that kind of stuff then this isn't the place for you." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish the Vermont transit and Advance Transit schedules were easier to understand. In fact, I wish the interview packets sent to us included information on how to get from Manchester Airport to Hanover." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great place to be. Only reason they aren't ranked higher is because their research dollars don't stack up to big city hospitals. Eliminate the dollar amount and they are top 10. Oh ya...if you have Dr. Bzelik interview you make sure you know your amcas. As someone pointed out earlier he is the interviewer that basically asks you to regurgitate your amcas experiences in chronological order. Thankfully I did not have him but a couple of others there did. After the interview you will be presented at the next adcom meeting and voted on by a committee of 24(which includes the people who interview you). Its not a yes or no vote. Each person gives you a score which is tallied for a total score at the end from what I understand." Report Response

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