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  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Vermillion
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What do you think makes a good physician? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Explain your grades and scores." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What is the most recent book you read?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, kept up on current events, studied my applications, USDMS website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The 1st interviewer - was down-to-earth, very friendly, really supported the school/"talked it up", very helpful and positive - interview lasted at least an hour." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The 2nd interviewer - was late, didn't spend much time with you and didn't care to get to know you - interview lasted 20 min max." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Scores are very important their average is 9's so they want you to have no less than a point or two below their average. They want somebody that has a broad range of study and volunteers a lot of their time so put everything you volunteer for on your application." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They really want and need people to go to rural SD and practice - they know that everyone that applies "says" they will go into family practice and then go to rural/underserved SD and practice but they don't. I know for a fact they don't because I live in the northwest/central region and work and none of our providers have graduated from USD. So the Dean is really cautious of this. I wasn't shown around - which there isn't much to see in Vermillion anyways. The 1st interviewer was great, he really bragged up their school, the different locations, which location would fit you the best, etc. He was really positive. The 2nd interviewer wasn't so great didn't talk much of the school or the other locations - he was short and to the point and didn't do much for the outlook of the school. The interviews were given in Vermillion and in Sioux Falls, they give you lots of time to get from one place to the other. " Report Response

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