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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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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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)?

""Why medicine?" (yeah, they went" Report Response

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

""Why Microbiology? And why at the University of Miami? What other classes have you taken?!"" Report Response

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

""In all your successes, what is the worst setback you've experienced?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""What are your ideas concerning giving an fatally-ill overdosed drug addict a liver transplant over those on the waiting list?" " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Tell me about yourself" I had to throw the question right back at him for clarification as to what he wanted exactly. Don't be afraid to do that. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interrogation of friends and family about the usual Princeton Review question. Read a few books a month in advance..."Let's Talk" was a series of debates between a two doctors (one Bush's old surgeon general...I think it was Bush's anyway) and it was pretty helpful about how to come to grips with the ethical dilemmas. Not that they throw a ton at you at just helped." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers just want to get to know you. Really. They flat out tell you that your credentials must have been good enough since you have an interview. At Rochester, they want to put your face to this application they've seen and figure out if you'd be a good candidate :o). " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

" that I'm over the trauma...all those blasted Ivy League, they just took me a bit off guard. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"To wear some socks with my boots. No, seriously, not for me, but make sure you eat the brochure they sent you. For personal reasons and so you have something to relate to during interview time. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was great...oh, and make sure to make friends with Mary Scardetta...she's the biggest sweetheart and really helps set the mood and actually gives you tips about your interviewers." Report Response

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