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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell me about your clinical experiences (everyone asked this and the other 2 questions below)." Report Response

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

"Why UAB? Where else have you applied? How many other interviews have you had?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's broomball?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As an older student, how will you handle the long hours required for rotations and residency?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, did research on Alabama health issues, statistics, read up on current health issues in the news." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"A very well organized admissions office - extremely helpful. Nice facilities, incredible depth and breadth of clinical opportunities. Opportunity to choose among 3 campuses for 3rd and 4th years, offering different environments for rotations." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The quasi-illegal questions (age, significant other, kids). No clear info about whether one could establish in-state residency for tuition purposes after 1 year. The low value that the students placed on their course lectures, not a well-integrated curriculum." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's worthwhile to visit one or more of the other campuses (Huntsville, Tuscaloosa) so you can make an informed choice of campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very nice interviewers, all practicing MDs in various types of practice. Relaxed and pleasant. Questions were mostly based on AMCAS (1 interviewer has full file, 2 have a summary of the info). Talked a lot about state health issues, clinical experiences, rural practice, etc.. No ethics questions." Report Response

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