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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester, MN
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Standard: Why Medicine? Why Mayo?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your leadership experiences and what they have taught you." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Say you are Bill Gates...Come up with a way to fix health care as it currently stands." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the thing you are LEAST proud of?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website, searched online for other peoples' interview experiences." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are top notch. The buildings are beautiful, and the faculty seem eager to teach the students. I was really taken back by how extravagant the main Mayo Building is. They are a very wealthy school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The town of Rochester is a little dull for someone who has come from a major city. There doesn't seem like there is a lot to do for fun out there. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The day is very long, so try as best you can to get a good nights rest before, even if you are nervous. You are going to be tired." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the experience was very positive. I arrived at the main student adminstrative building at 7:45 am. We were given a brief introduction to our day as well as some general Mayo information. All the interviews for each interviewee that day are scattered throughout the day, so we all had some free time to sit in on classes, walk around the campus, or check out the student areas between our scheduled interviews. We all met again to eat lunch with a couple of third year medical students. After that we all met with the chair of the admissions committee, and she gave us a presentation of the curriculum and the many opportunities available to us as students here. At the end of the day, a student came to give us a tour of the area, but we were all so tired by that time that we just sat with her and chatted for a while. The interviews themselves were very laid back, with the interviewers just asking questions more to get to know you rather than trick you. They have your application in front of them so they simply asked about things that stood out to them." Report Response

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