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  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Omaha
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"None. The interviewer had not prepared any questions; I basically told him the things I thought he should know about me, as they came up. I am not sure whether this strategy of directing the interview was a good idea, or not." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself: this was the first question, and since the interviewer had not even looked at my file it meant I had basically 10 seconds to say, I'm great, this is why, and you should accept me." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site, researched NE health issues." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice lunch. Did not start until 10:30, a humane hour. The faculty presentation was very impressive b/c of the curriculum, focus on rural primary care, and opportunities available to students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Huge number of applicants interviewing (40). How short the day was. You spend all that time and money travelling, for 3.5 hours that don't give you nearly enough information. Then you have only 1 short interview (some people were done in 20 minutes). My interviewer was very nice but had no insightful questions, and interviewed 4 of us in a row with no breaks between. How was he going to remember anything about us? Suppose you did not make your best impression with this one person?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school was much better than I had expected, in terms of curriculum and early clinical opportunities. That you cannot become a Nebraska resident after 1st year, but they do offer some tuition scholarships." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is an interview that you must prepare for, because your opportunity to make an impression is very short and absolutely crucial; everything depends on 1 person. They don't even look at your file, which I think is ridiculous. I understand that they do not want to have preconceptions about you, but this is an inefficient way to interview and just seems like a way to cut down on the time they spend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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