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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What should be done to fix the public education system in the US? (I'm a teacher)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read my application, MSAR, UTSW's website...the standard stuff." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything!! The students, Parkland Hospital, the faculty... The student body seemed more diverse than other Texas med schools. A Nobel Prize winner will be your professor your first-year. The students were also really honest about the strengths and weaknesses of UTSW. And the gym is really nice!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Honestly, nothing. I really, really liked Southwestern!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Being able to visit during the week. I would have come on the Thursday before so that I could shadow a med student on the Friday before my interview. Overall, the interview is really organized. They don't waste your time. You start at 9 and are done by 3. Your two interviews are back to back, so get them done all at once." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The Saturday interviews are great, you have don't have to take off work...UTSW has now become my number one school. Students seemed like a part of the school...there were a lot of students there on a Saturday...after lunch too." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2003

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