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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
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?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

""Please describe your most significant life experience."" Report Response

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

""I see your parents are dentists. Why have you chosen medicine over dentistry?"" Report Response

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

""Why was your volunteer inner-city coaching experience so valuable to you?" It was the gist of my personal statement." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""Did you see LeBron James play last night? Is he nasty or what?" Keep in mind this was asked by a surgeon, who watched The Chosen One on TV the night before. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""So it looks like you are a criminal. Tell me about your alcohol violations." This was asked by a current student, one of my interviewers. When he said this, he was laughing, and he wanted to reassure me that he was from New Orleans (Hint: Mardi Gras) and had put much worse "activities" on his application. Take home message: If you must put down school violations or other "indiscretions", don't fret about it, because if it were important, you wouldn't be invited to Ann Arbor in the first place." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read website, reviewed health care primers, looked over application, and tried to answer potential questions. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How happy and down to earth the students were. I was scared I would be spending the next 4 years of my life with zombies and robots. Really cool people who are proud of their school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, I didn't think the actual hospital and associated health center was as nice as some of the others I have seen. Tour was sorta boring too. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How awesome Ann Arbor is. I spent a few hours on my own after the interview walking around the campus, getting the feel of a legit college town. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Michigan is a very well-rounded school, in the fact that it is considered a top tier school, but isn't as competitive and stuffy as some other well-respected medical schools. In addition, the campus is money and students are cool. I even got accepted the same day! If you have your interview at Michigan tomorrow, stop reading this, get a good map, go to bed, and be ready to enjoy your time in Ann Arbor. Good Luck. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2002

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