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  • Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Antonio
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 interests you about San Antonio (not why do you want to come to this medical school)? " Report Response

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

"What do you do to decompress?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Considering your interests in patient contact and research, how do you expect to maintain involvement with both as a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain why you took time off after College when you could have applied to medical school right away. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed the school website, took their virtual tour, went to the pre-interview happy hour. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty are all extremely friendly and made an effort to be involved in the interview day, even in the middle of mid-terms. Also, there are several teaching hospitals attached to the medical school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of technological advances...lectures are only audio tape recorded, no data ports in class rooms, etc. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a strong emphasis on clinical experience from day one. They are proud of this (it seems to be their number 1 selling feature) and it is good to cite when answering why UTHSCSA. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a very enjoyable interview experience. The interviewers were friendly and created a low-stress environment. I was asked no political/health care questions. The interviews are only partially open-file, they only have your demographics and personal statement (no grades, mcats or experiences). Very nice on the whole, a lot of positives at this school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2003

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