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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 sort of specialty are you interested in? Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell me about an issue in health care that you are especially concerned with. " Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think you will handle the debt that you will incur during medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Don't you think you are a little OLD to apply to medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Researched questions at this site and others, and formulated my answers without rehearsing a word-for-word answer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The first interviewer was nice and just an all-around fantastic person. The students were very enthusiastic about UTMB being a good place to go to school. The anatomy lab was incredible." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being called old several times during the second interview. What do they want, babies? Also, many of the students I met were more interested in describing the nightlife and parties than learning experiences. I was expecting to find a bunch of people who were seriously interested in learning about medicine, but they seemed to regard it as a chore from which they needed long breaks." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they were supposed to give me a token to get out of the parking garage. I did tell them that I parked in the parking garage, but didn't get one...I guess it was an oversight. The security guard was nice enough to let me out." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The first interview went how everyone else reported their interviews went: great, no stress, just a nice conversation and a few questions. The second interviewer seemed like he was interested in finding mistakes in my application and confronting me with them. It was more stressful, and I felt like he didn't want me to succeed from the moment I walked in the door. He was not actually rude or anything (other than calling me OLD), but I felt like he was adversarial and like he was testing my reaction to stress. It saddened me that it wasn't as pleasant of an experience as the first interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2003

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