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  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Minneapolis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why the University of Minnesota?" Report Response

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

"Tell me more about XXX (from my essays)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Standard questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I didn't have any questions that were too difficult, but some others felt that they were grilled (be able to talk about everything you mentioned in your essays!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my supplemental application, looked at the school website, talked to current students before the interview date." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul) have a huge breadth of health care facilities, all of which are open to having students do rotations there. The facilities and faculty are available for students to explore interests in primary care, rural medicine (one of the best programs in the U.S. for this), urban medicine, clinical/lab research, international medicine both locally (large immigrant population in Minnesota, esp. Hmong & Somali) and abroad." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview day was not particularly well organized. There is 1 interview, which is immediately after you arrive, but no one was sure if we were supposed to go to the room (some of which were on the other side of the school) or wait for the interviewer to pick us up. There was also some down time during which nothing was scheduled - the office sent us down to sit in on a lecture." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers don't get your scores or grades, only the responses to the essay questions, which they have looked over beforehand. Know thyself, and know thy application, too!" Report Response

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