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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
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?

30 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)?

"How has your volunteer and leadership experience prepared you to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What are some of the challenges of being a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your undergraduate university." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Michigan recently went to the Supreme Court about Affirmative Action. What do you think about diversity? What if you were the person "unfairly" selected against in favor of a lesser qualified URM?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you had a patient that did not listen to your medical advice? What if that patient was a drug addict, whose drug abuse ruined his heart valve, which required replacing, would you do it? What if it happened a 2nd, 3rd, or more times?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read UM website, Interview Feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. This is a fantastic medical school. Curriculum, board scores, residency match, facilities, friendliness, administrative support, technology, great town, etc. I could go on and on. I loved it." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was kind of chilly for September. There were 3 interviews." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should get enough sleep before interview day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It started very early in the morning. We had a continental breakfast. Then a speech by someone from the admissions office, then we split up into several groups. Half the people went to interviews. The other half went to a computer presentation and a financial aid session. Then we switched. The 3 interviews in a row was kinda tough. My first two were very conversational and friendly. My last one had a lot of tough ethics and diversity questions. Many people had at least one student interviewer, but I didn't. The computer presentation was okay. Kinda boring, but neat to see how well they use technology. The financial aid session was depressing as usual. Lunch was catered and attracted a horde of poor, hungry med students who were glad to answer our questions. They all were very friendly and seemed very happy there. Then we went on a tour. They have top notch facilities. I loved the student lounge, although the big screen TV and foosball table might not be conducive to studying. And that was it. Right now this is my No. 1 choice (of the 3 schools I've interviewed at)." Report Response

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