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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?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about your clinical experiences. " Report Response

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

"Why Mayo? Why Medicine?" Report Response

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

"Problems in healthcare etc. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discrepency in my two MCAT scores" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you solve the problems of uninsured ppl in the US? Resource allocation problems. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN and Mayo websites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The admissions office staff and the students were extra friendly. When we were walking around the school, students came up to us and asked how things go... very friendly and supportive environment. Also Mayo clinic is HUGE. It's like a city of its own. There is no doubt med students get the best education possible. They really take care of you. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rochester does not have anything else. Everything revolves around Mayo. Mayo is the whole town. Everyone who lives there is employed by the hospital. The weather sucks and there's nothing else to do and no where else (close) to go to when you're bored. Apart from that, Mayo is a great school!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"LOOOOOOOOOONG day... Besure to get a lot of sleep the night before because the day really tires you out. Don't bring too much winter clothes. Even though it's bitterly cold there, they have underground tunnels that you can walk through around the whole downtown area (which includese like one mall, 2 hospitals and some hotels). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a long day. The admission staff and the students really want to put as much into you as possible about Mayo. My student interviewer was GREAT although she asked me a lot of 'harder' questions. (I interviewed at other places before and Mayo is the most stressful so far.) The faculty interviewer was not that friendly. My interview was cut short to only 25 min. He didn't seem interested. " Report Response

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