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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?

2 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?

Closed file

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

"How did you end up at MIT as a Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and how has that led you to medicine?" Report Response

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

"FYI: on the day of the interview, they ask you to list 4 extracurricular/volunteer experiences on a sheet, b/c it's a closed interview and the interviewers see only that sheet. so pick out the four that you would want to list, and try to mention all of them during your interview." Report Response

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

"What is the common denominator among the schools that you applied to? (region? curriculum-based? etc..)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were the assistant to the president of MIT, how would you advise him to improve the student life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a situation where your moral and ethical values were challenged." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the SDN, read some health policy book (but got no ?'s about it..)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the double helix curriculum! i think it is by far the best med school curriculum that I have seen! and NICE facilities!! and the students are genuinely happy with the school and seem not too stressed out! =) " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the weather... and the fact that is it not a big city... i'm used to Boston and NYC.. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that my new shoes are NOT comfortable! haha...i had to switch to sneakers for the tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I REALLY liked the school. The interview day gave me a very positive view of the school. (Maybe I would have another view if I were to go 2 months later, treking through the snow...haha) and everyone raves about Mary Scardetta, and rightly so! She is such a sweetheart and does make you feel right at home. The whole day was just a very positive day. between the 1st interview and lunch, we had about an hour, and a bunch of the interviewees went to the lounge and played foosball and ping pong. It was nice and stress-relieving! And I was very very lucky to interview with the Dean of Admissions, who is supposed to be a GREAT anatomy prof and a great dean. He was also really nice! =) Overall, I came away from the school really wanting to go there!" Report Response

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