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  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Grand Forks, ND
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"I had quite a few... Mostly questions about my background. How have to prepared yourself for a career in medicine? Who has been a mentor to you, encouraging you to pursue medicine? The the ever present, "Why medicine?"" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What kind of attributes do you have that would make you a good doctor? What sort of things would your students say about you? (They knew that I tutored and taught some classes) " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"If you are accepted to several medical schools, how will you decide where to go? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What sort of things have you done to test your desire to enter medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever had to deal with death? If so how did you cope? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did several mock interviews, checked this website (not too many people have reviewed UND, unfortunately), I've done a couple 'real life' interviews already, which helped immensely. I talked with students at the school about it and why I would like being there." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interview was the most thorough interview I've had to date. I was not given a time limit and the questions were direct and gave me a lot of room to talk about myself and let the interviewers get to know me as a person." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I would agree with one of the prior applicants that the 15 minute video about the school was very cheesy. Granted, I interviewed on a Saturday, which was convenient for me since I work full time, but not seeing any other staff there besides the interviewers wasn't very impressive. Besides the video, which was interrupted for the interview, I really didn't get to hear about the school or about it's strong suits, I have no idea why I should go there. Oh! I guess I should read the packet they gave me..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The M3 and M4 students do their rotations in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot or Grand Forks. The school doesn't have a hospital on campus in affiliation with the academic program." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Like I said, the interview was very thorough, I felt that my interviewers really got a good idea of who I was in the interview. UND itself is a very good school, since it initiated its patient-centered learning approach a couple of years ago its students have performed quite well on the step exams. I was informed that last year 20% of the UND students scored in the 90th percentile on the first step exam. That's impressive, considering the school's average accepted MCAT score is ~27. However, I didn't hear that during the interview day, instead I watched a cheesy video of which I couldn't really tell you much. " Report Response

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