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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"What "challenges" are there in medicine today?" Report Response

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

"How do you plan to balance medicine with your outside interests?" Report Response

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

"What was THE deciding factor leading you to medicine? (I answered this by saying it was a multitude of things -- but the interviewer kept repeating the question and asking me to give a specific point and time...weird)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You study politics. What are some challenges posed by capitalism on medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What challenges do you foresee in your future practice of medicine? What do you see yourself doing 20 years from now?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing much. Just read over my file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Anatomy labs are simply amazing -- light is provided by skylights and it is on the top floor of the medical education building. Very impressive. Also, some residents were very eager to help me find my first interviewer. They really went out of their way, and I wasn't even lost! " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"read up on what UTMB has to offer. for example, they have a medical humanities institute which offers great electives like "medicine and the law." " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the first one was a bit odd, but friendly all the same. the second was much better. the interviewers are not writing anything down when they talk to you. i guess they're just there to see what your personality is like. no need to plug your C.V. here, just be very personable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/30/2002

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