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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"on medicine: is it possible to implement socialized medicine in our country & if so, would you do it?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"on my app: what will you do if you don't get into med school this year? why do you think you were invited to interview? (interesting twist). your recommendation letters blew me away. how do you form such strong positive relationships with such different people? (they had obviously read my application, which i appreciated.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"on me: hobbies? languages? countries visited? last 4 books read? what makes you go on when things get rough?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"what prevents people from seeking medical care in your community? what about psychiatric medical care? sexual medical care?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"what books did you read in your (insert name) class? your (insert other classes)? this was difficult only b/c some classes i had 8 years ago & struggled to remember titles!! ended up describing some books, instead of naming. this could have been better if i had taken 5 minutes to look at my bookshelf before i left home!! (highly recommend looking over old class syllabi.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"attended houston-area recruiting event." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"surprisingly, everything! classroom building facilities are brand new, bright/clean & state of the art. students looked remarkably well-rested & happy... and also genuine. med library has private rooms w/ individual thermostats & allows food & open till 12. main campus has FABULOUS gym/pool. all main campus stuff open to med students--including sports & theatre events & their classes & library. NO traffic in lubbock, easy parking (compare to nightmare parking in houston--who needs the extra stress in med school?!). seems like the perfect place to be a student (just like my old college town). spring orientation to ease the transition & meet classmates & look for housing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"only 4 black people in last year's class! (even though i'm white) i would prefer my med class to represent my home community (urban), but maybe the class actually represents the west tx community.?? on the up side, i met some black students who seem extremely pleased there. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"chance to move to el paso for years 3-4. beautiful city w/ mountains!! :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall, a great experience. the staff was super. students rave about dr larsen (student affairs) & the professors, how everyone places the student at the center of the school. i felt like they were seeking quality *people* & quality *future caregivers*, not just quality gpa's. school is perfectly in line w/ my humanistic vision of medicine. definitely stay w/ a student host, who can tell you all the ins & outs of the program/town." Report Response

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