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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lubbock
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"What do you think about Tech and Lubbock? Have you ever been here before?" Report Response

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

"So how many times have you applied to med school? Where else have you applied, this year and before? What have you done to improve your application for this cycle year?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? And is there a field of medicine that you think you'd like to practice now? 4. What makes you think you can handle the stress of medical school? I could rattle of lots of questions, but most of them are very common and general. They want to get to know you, so be prepared to share yourself. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I had many good and interesting questions. One was what makes you think you will like medicine over another profession?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None were very hard or challenging, but the only question that I really needed to think about before answering was what medical issue do you feel will affect this profession the most in the next 10 years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my application, and personal statement; Wrote a list of questions that I would expect to be asked regarding my application; Reviewed prior posts on SDN for encouragement; Looked at the Tech HSC website; Mock interviews; And reviewed the AAMC medical school guidebook about the school. Don't forget to get a good night sleep and to put something in your stomach before arriving;" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed genuinely happy- particularily after having just finished their first block exams. It was good to hear the Dean and other people speak highly about their mission to train doctors. I got the impression that students truly are their priority. Also, the new lecture hall and classroom facilities are state of the art. All of the facilities are modern and in great condition. Although some people (students and professors) at Tech feel they have to convince people to like West Texas, the school and city are very nice and have everything you will need during your 2 or 4 years in Lubbock." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Even though I like West Texas I got the impression some people don't really like Lubbock because it seemed everybody said something like "Lubbock really isn't a bad place to live..." Other than that Tech is very similar to other schools in the state." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing I can think of, but everybody answered all of my questions. I left feeling I got everything out of the interview as I could have expected." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am a reapplicant and applied to all of the schools in Texas. Overall the interview day is very relaxing, considering it is one of the most important days of a medical career. The morning starts off with all of the interviewees meeting in a lobby. Take this time to get the butterflies out of your stomach and meet some of the other interviewees and 1st/2nd years who stop by. Then we spent about an hour listening to the Dean and other speakers promote the school before eating lunch. All of the interviews are after lunch, and spaced out for walking/finding time. Just relax during interviews because you have already passed the "test". They are now looking for positive attributes and reasons to accept you- not reject you. The first part of both of my interviews consisted of prepared questions that the interviewer had for me. Then we spent about 10 minutes talking, giving them a chance to get to know me. Then the last part I was given a chance to ask questions, so have questions to ask or things you want to know. The tours of the med school and hospital were given at the end of the day- some people left at 3 PM because they didn't want to stay for the tour. The 3rd/4th year guides answered all of our questions and were not on the committee- no question is a bad question. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

1/05/2003

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