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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?

3 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?

6

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)?

"Hobbies! I was asked what I do as a hobby or in my free time a bunch of times." Report Response

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

"Just alot of the usual stuff except for the questions I put about most difficult and most interesting." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a patient who did not act upon your medical advice about lifestyle, would you continue to see that patient?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You've had a difficult past--do your bad influences impact your personality now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school and the interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were the coolest. My host in particular was a high-energy guy and this is the first school I've interviewed at where we hung out in a bar all night before the second day of interviews. The MD program has alot of cool features, such as quizzes that you can take any time over a weekend, taped lectures, and a fairly inexpensive and detailed student-run note taking service." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ann Arbor is a cool town, but it's fairly expensive to live there. You can't really get away from the city, because parking is a huge issue." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known how expensive Ann Arbor really was to be in. I had assumed that since it was so out of the way, alot of students would be buying houses and starting families (this is my goal). However, very few seemed to be doing that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was ALOT of interviews. A previous feedback said 12 interviews, and while I didn't count mine, that seems about right. They claim that all 12 of these interviews are weighted equally, however the interview with the director was an hour long and I bet that was the most important one. The director is a fairly low-key guy, and I get the impression that he's not a particularly powerful figure, as some MSTP directors are. Their spin on this is that the student becomes a "full member" of the department they join... Ok, fine. There was one student interview for the MSTP program, a whole bunch of researchers that you pick and they try to match you up with, and there was three faculty interviews for the MD program, which were pretty low stress. Two of my MD/PhD interviewers gave me a hard time, but it wasn't that bad and I hear they do this to everyone. It's a good school, the students are awesome (my love to RNAgirl), and I could see myself there next year." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2002

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