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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?" Report Response

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

"If you had to get rid of one of the United States which one would it be and why?" Report Response

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

"With the growing dissatisfaction of physicians in the work force why do you want to be a physician." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you have a 5 quart bucket and a 3 quart bucket only and a tap of water (unlimited source) how would you measure 4 quarts?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a person in history or in literature whose life most closely represents yourself and why." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN website, read over my secondary application for the UofU, looked at the UofU website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A few of the students being interview had a break and were able to go to a first year class and the first year students were extremely friendly and came up to ask and talked about the program." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Old facilities (but they are building a new lecture hall). I had some pretty off the wall interview questions (see below)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First off before the interview; they have some pretty extensive secondary application requirements (6 letters of recommendation, second personal essay, etc.) that can be a major hassle! Each of the people being interviewed had 2 interviews (one with a fourth year med student and one with a physician or faculty member). My med 4 interview was much less stressful, and more informative, than my faculty interview. Overall, we were treated very well that day by the students, the school is not extremely large so there seemed to be fewer opportunities than larger schools may have. Great place for outdoor recreation!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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