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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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)?

"The usual stuff. Why medicine? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Have you traveled internationally? I'm way too poor for that so I had to answer no so I was asked where would I go if I have the opportunity. " Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. Where else have you interviewed? Why UTSW?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could invite two dead people to dinner, who would they be? I answered Mark Twain as one of them but this lady was from England and acted like she didn't know who Mark Twain is." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"This lady asked me "What else should I tell the adcom about you?" five times. This isn't a hard question to answer once, twice, or even three times but after that along with the other questions I answered I felt like I already recited everything on my resume." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went to bed early, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical experiences at Parkland seem great. It sounds like they throw you to the wolves there during your third year without much preparation which seems a little intimidating. The senior video clips are hilarious." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They have to pay their students to give tours. They student tour guide was reading off of a script to us. Campus itself is nice but the surrounding neighborhood is a slum. Several of the house have fences with razor blades on top. If I go here, I'm definately commuting in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Their curriculum is pretty traditional which means class all day and heavy on the basic sciences. This will prepare you well for USMLE but leaves little time for research if you're interested in that." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, this is a very well-organized interview day. Campus itself is quite lovely complete with a bird sanctuary (They don't show this to you on the tour, I just know about it because I did a summer program here). There is some amazing research going on here, great facilities, and wonderful clinical opportunities (although not until your third year)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2004

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