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  • University of Texas Medical School-Houston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Houston, TX
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What will you do if you're not accepted to med school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my application, personal statement, SDN, school website, got plenty of sleep" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"atmosphere, problem based learning" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"tmc very busy, no parking " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the med school building is confusing and easy to get lost in" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't go to the night before mixer, which was at some bar. I heard from a friend that the med students were totally drunk while the premeds were all uptight and trying to be good. The interview day began early at 7:45, which was kind of bad, although they provide coffee, juice, and muffins (they were HUGE). The dean gave a nice motivational speech, and it probably would have been more interesting had it not been so long and so early in the morning. Interview times were scattered through the day and often overlapped with tours. I only got to go on 10 min of the med school tour because I had an interview. Also, the hospital tours were cancelled because of rain. The interview was partially open file; they only had my personal statement, list of courses, GPA, and MCAT, nothing else, but that's the important stuff. I had one physician and one PhD interviewer. THey were both really nice but the PhD seemed more conversational. I talked with him for over an hour. The area around the Texas Medical Center isn't too busy, and seems like a liveable area. Didn't get to see the gym but apparently it's right across the street from student housing. The medical students seemed glad that they chose Houston and they all said it was their first choice. Problem based learning seems helpful in honing diagnostic skills also. One med student said that they tape all the lectures and put them on the internet so that you can watch live or later on. Pretty nice school, will rank it first." Report Response

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