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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

40 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your work in counseling." Report Response

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

"What's the last book you read?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I'm going to be your advocate on the admissions committee. What would you like me to say about you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Should we have a death penalty in the United States? (I brought up the topic)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on Mayo, their website's really good. Also corresponded with some Mayo students beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are top dog there. The staff almost seems to exist for the sole purpose of serving them. The community feeling among students, and between faculty and students is undeniable. And the students are awesome... they are all unique in they're own way, I did not meet one person who is NOT cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One word: Rochester. It sucks. It's fairly diverse for a small town, but I can't imagine not being bored there. You have to find things to do. Also, no student housing. And it's a LONG frickin day. The Mayo clinic tour (which is open to the public) is unbelievably boring and long. It's a long day in general, wear comfortable shoes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Spending an extra day in Rochester is definitely worth it, especially if you can stay and hang out with a med student." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I met a lot of great people the day after my interview, had fun with them and learned more about the school from the perspectives of students in different years. Rochester sucks, but seriously, I could live with it I think if I could go to a school that has such a caring environment, such a high success rate in boards and residency, and costs peanuts compared to other schools." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

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