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  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

60+ 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)?

"Do you think you can do research as an MD? When I said yes, we went into a long discussion of NIH funding procedures that I knew nothing about!" Report Response

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

"Would you be able to leave your family to go to Rochester?" Report Response

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

"What is your favorite book? What is the history of martial arts? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think living at home during college made you sheltered?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Since you applied to Rochester for its research reputation, name a specific project at the U. of R. that you would want to participate in... " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN and discussed ethical problems with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The amazing School of Medicine and Dentistry building and the curriculum that integrates clinical studies in the first two years. Also, scheduling sor this interview was much easier at this school than any other school I have visited. The secretary was great - she was very helpful with hotel and transportation questions." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Rochester area wasn't too bad but it definitely does not seem to be a major center of excitement! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I would have remembered that Rochester sent me a booklet of information with my secondary. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The transportation to and from the airport, hotel, and school at Rochester is wonderful. It made the whole experience much more convenient. When I arrived at the school, I spilled Chai tea all over the front of me and the secretary was very sympathetic and helped me to wash it off. My first interview was LONG (~1 hour and 15 minutes). It was very conversational but there were some points, in retrospect, of strange questions. My second interview was between 45 minutes and 1 hour long. She was very friendly. We talked about her family, my family, and my hobbies mostly. Overall, Rochester seemed to be a very nice school. " Report Response

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