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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Why I wanted to go to medical school?" Report Response

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

"Questions about my family, i.e. What my parents do for a living? Any doctors in my family? What my relationship was like with my parents..." Report Response

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

"What was your most meaningful extracurricular activity in undergrad?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the drawbacks of medicine or what do you think are the negative aspects of medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult, it was mostly conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS, read this website, looked over my secondary, and read the school's website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There was a really large group of interviewees that day and it was a pretty diverse group. Being a female, I was impressed with the fact that MD has a lot of female medical students. They are renovating a lot of the facilities. Baltimore is a pretty cheap place to live. In addition, everyone seemed so friendly, including the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Foxwell. The students seemed really happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm from MD and it didn't seem as though the tuition was really that much cheaper in comparison to out-of-state tuition. Also, it's a much more competitive process this year because they are interviewing about 200 more people this year in comparison to last and the number of slots open will remain the same." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Ladies, please wear comfortable shoes because the tour of the school requires a lot of walking. I was exhausted and my feet were killing me by the time I made it to my interview after lunch and the tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You get there around 8:30 a.m. and wait around until your first interview. Mine was at 10 a.m. so I sat in on a first year Biochem class. I suggest that you call the day before your interview to find out what time you are scheduled because some people don't interview until the afternoon and wait around until 11 am for the Financial Aid seminar. The schedule they give you tells of your day. Dr. Foxwell is very cool and down to earth. MD is really big on professionalism, so make sure you read about it on their web site to know what it means to them and what exactly they are looking for. Most importantly carry yourself in a professional manner (I think that's a given). The interviews are really conversational so just relax and be yourself. My interviewers were really relaxed and we just talked about me and school, not too much to do with medicine. It was weird. During my second interview, there was a lot of akward silence, don't really know what that means. But anyway I would say it was a really good experience and would love to go to MD." Report Response

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