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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family? Do you come from a tight-knit family? Will they be there for you during the difficult times during medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to go into primary care? (Although our conversation was interesting and engaging at times, I wasn't asked any terribly interesting questions.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why did you wait three years after your undergraduate degree to apply to medical school? (All of my questions were straight forward.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read other student's opinions of their interviews, read essays on health care reform, read novels and essays by physician/writers, rehearsed with friends, and reflected on my decision to become a doctor." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very impressed by the students. They seemed genuinely happy at the U of M, and they seem to have a strong sense of mission and purpose without taking themselves too seriously." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewer thought I was supposed to have my interview an hour earlier than the admissions office told me. This made the interview feel a bit rushed. Also, while I thought my interview went fairly well and was fair, my interviewer didn't seem very well prepared for my visit. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I didn't realize that the U of M's anatomy is done in a condensed 8 week period at the start of year 1. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I was impressed by the University of Minnesota. The students and faculty I met were helpful, and there seemed to be a genuine feeling of community and dialogue amongst everyone at the school. I was disappointed that my interviewer and I were told different times for the interview, which caused the interview to feel rushed. I also wish my interviewer would have been more prepared for my visit. I'm not certain that he had read my personal statement. I actually liked him a lot, which prevented me from feeling completely disappointed with the mix-up. It was energizing to meet someone who has been in medicine for a VERY long time and still really loves what he does. " Report Response

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