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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What is your opinion on ethical issues that don't have a definate wrong or right answer? (Ex - euthanasia)" Report Response

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

"The standard "Why medicine?" and "Why Mayo?"" Report Response

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

"What are you most proud of in your life so far?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had one word you wanted me to tell the committee to describe yourself, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How should we solve the problem of providing adequate medical care to the uninsured? How have you been exposed to working w/ people of different backgrounds (minorities)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the materials they sent me, checked interview feedback, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinic! It's amazing to actually BE at the Mayo Clinic. It's an incredible atmosphere, and the quality of the practicing/teaching doctors and med school staff would be hard to beat." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The small class size. I'm single and will be entering straight out of undergrad, so it was harder to relate to some of the students who were quite a bit older than me adn married with children." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How grueling this day is! The entire experience lasted about 10 hours - by then end I was completely exhausted. There is a two hour walking tour of the facilities (kinda dull), so be sure to wear comfortable shoes!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"We arrived at the school at 7:45 and had a brief introduction to what we would be doing during the day and to the school in general. There was one interview in the morning, and we were able to sit in on a class. Next was a two-hour tour of the Mayo Foundation, followed by lunch with some of the students in a cafeteria. After lunch we sat in on an anatomy class, had another interview, and visited a student resource lab. At 5:00 we went on a student-guided tour of the med school and some of the clinic buildings. There was an optional tour of St. Mary's hospital after that, but by then we were too tired. Overall, it was a positive experience but a very long day." Report Response

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