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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
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)?

"Why should we accept you?" Report Response

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

"What, in your opinion, is the difference between a physician and a scientist? (My interviewer argued that there isn't any difference... this ended up being the bulk of my interview with him)" Report Response

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

"Would you participate in research here at UAB? Which area would you like to do research in? Why would you like to do that? How does that fit in to your goal of becoming a __________ (for me, it was emergency physician, but I imagine he could have asked this about any field of interest you may have mentioned)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would your sister say is your worst characteristic? (After I gave my answer, he asked me how my worst characteristic could be a good thing) What would your brother say is your best characteristic? (Again, he asked me to turn my answer around and say how it could be a bad thing)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One interviewer drilled me on my personal statement. It wasn't "difficult" per say, but it was a bit nerve-racking. He even began one question with "I'm going to challenge a statement you made in your personal statement". None of the questions, however, were all that difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my personal statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UAB has an incredible number of facilities. You really need to see them all in person to fully appreciate it, but with the school having so many opportunities at students disposal, it has got to be an excellent place to study medicine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A great, easygoing interview. This is REALLY just a conversation. One interviewer spoke with me about professional football for over half the interview. Relax and be yourself." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2002

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