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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 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 your research. You'd better know this stuff pretty well - they aren't going to take it in disdain, they will be genuinely curious." Report Response

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

"Be prepared to talk about just about anything in your ap. Like I mentioned, they asked about my poem - no other school did that. " Report Response

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

"When it comes to the time when they ask if you have questions for them, be sure to ask about PBL classes etc. Chances are they've worked with students in those courses and can fill you in on how to succeed in those classes or if they are even right for you and the way you study. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Any interesting questions I had were directly related to the material in my file - I felt like my interviewers were genuinely interested in me and not in asking me really tough, what-if questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"To remember the lines to a poem I wrote that was published in my college literary magazine my sophomore year. I didn't remember - they were both disappointed." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I visited the school after my interview in Houston and had a chance to talk to lots of students, to hang out locally, and to tour the school, gross lab, etc. That prepared me pretty well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum - they really tailor things to make the best doctors possible while meeting the needs of the students. It's really easy to go abroad your first summer. The students were really into what they were doing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The "work hard play hard" motto -- It's just not for me. And they mean it when they say that they play hard. My interview day happened to be the day of a first exam, so that night I went out with some friends who were first years. It's true." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring bug spray. There are lots of mosquitos this time of year. And an umbrella. Staying with a student is the best way to get to know how things work at UTMB." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I LOVED my interviewers. They were both so outspoken and genuine. My first interviewer recited a poem he wrote while he was a sociologist to me and showed me pictures of toddler - we just had a great conversation. My second interviewer was also excellent. The curriculum is awesome -they've really been working hard to help their students succeed, and it shows with scores better than the national averages on the USMLE. I was watching a path video from a first year lecture, and the professor cracked some pretty funny jokes. I didn't think I would like this school AT ALL when I went down to interview - now it is probably my first choice. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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