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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Tell me about someone else's research in your lab. Tell me about your research. How would you explain your research to a non-scientist?" Report Response

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

"How will both the MD and PhD degrees be used in your career?" Report Response

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

"The other interviewer basically let me talk." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you describe your research to a non-scientist?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe the research of someone else in your lab." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application, read interviews on this site, read about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"This school has lots of money and they want you to know it. The new facilities are beautiful and everyone is very nice and happy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Most people take 4 years to finish the Ph.D. One person I talked to did not enjoy their pediatrics rotation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They provide food but not what you would necessarily call lunch. Eat before or don't forget your wallet." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"UT Southwestern has a great MSTP program. They definitely take care of their students and all of the students seemed happy to be there. Some of the first year students took applicants on a tour, which I don't think they were obligated to do. The administration puts forth an obvious effort to make their program outstanding. The dean and the codirector of the MSTP program actually interviewed some of the applicants which shows interest from the administration. This was my first interview, so I don't have any other programs to compare with, but I was impressed with the program overall and I would be very happy to attend this school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2003

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