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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Detroit
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"To talk a little about my previous work experience (I was in a completely different line of work not too long ago)" Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"the questions that arose organically from our conversation - out of context these would not make sense" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I spent some time walking/driving around the city. I wanted to get a "feel." I wanted to know if I could really see myself there and if so to think about why it was I felt that way. I also went through the SDN thread and paid a lot of attention to the few comments posted by current students. Websites are designed to be enticing, but anonymous feedback from current students not so much - so I think it gives you a more realistic picture, especially if you see the same things mentioned across different individuals." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Wayne State doesn't try to sell themselves on you. Your interview day is largely what you make of it. Every portion besides the interview itself is optional. You can go sit in on a class if you want to, and no one will really know/care if you decide you don't want to do that. Same with the tour. There is free time plugged into the day for you to just explore it on your own. You can walk around the school and talk to people, check out the cafe, or simply sit there and unwind if you feel like it. I think this is a very sensible approach because it lets the applicant define his/her experience, but I could see how that wouldn't appeal to everyone." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The anatomy lab seems like one of the only parts of the facilities that hasn't been recently updated. The ventilation seems a little lacking IMHO. This is slightly unpleasant but by no means a big deal to me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I'd known ahead of time about the freedom I'd have to explore, I may have tried to reach out to a current student beforehand to see if I could meet with them or if they would recommend checking out XYZ before leaving (i.e. something not on the student tour that would be worthwhile to see). But in retrospect, I do think I used my free time effectively and was happy with what I found. It also allowed me to talk to some of the other interviewees which is something I personally like doing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very LOW stress so don't panic and just enjoy the day and time you are given" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

Detroit Metro Wayne County

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hotel St. Regis

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

February

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None. They do a great job, and their transparency with respect to decisions is a big plus." Report Response

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