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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Detroit, MI
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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)?

"Please sit down. Here is some info on our school. Here's the structure of the courses....any questions?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about this experience on your AMCAS, tell me about your MCAT score, why did it go up/down?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your high school activities, what were your ACT/SAT scores, why Wayne State??" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine a world without physicians, what would you be?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about what you did in High School (was TOTALLY unprepared for that). They asked what was my ACT/SAT score was and what my activities were. I saw my interviewer specifically write down my ACT score, so be prepared for that." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS application, rationed out how to tie in some of my extraciricular activities with a career in medicine (musical instrument = time, dedication, skill, practice), tooks some Tums or Beano about an hour before the interview so my stomach didn't make any weird noises from breakfast food. Brought eye drops so I wouldn't looked stoned (9am interview)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was SO friendly there and as soon as they saw the kid walking up and down the halls in a suit they knew I was there for an interview, they practically fell over themselves to ensure I had a good time. Detroit is the only major (~1 million people) metro area that ONLY has 1 medical school. This offers students chances to train at 11+ hospitals in the immediate area free from competition. The interview was very laid back. The person interviewing me was a psychiatrist but I didn't feel like she was over-analyzing me or playing the "tell me about your childhood" game. Also, the admissions office told me there was a class going on and that I should sit in on it. She gave me directions to the room and I sat in on a renal clearence lecture....very cool. Very Friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The building/caf is kind of old, I'll admit but the friendly atmosphere and the parking make up for it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How soon I would hear back from the school! Decisions are handed down once a month for all applicants including those who interviewed during the last cycle. They usually occur on Wednesdays, the 2004-2005 dates are: Sep 29, 2004 (Early Decision Only) Oct 20 Nov 17 Dec 15 Jan 26, 2005 Feb 23 Mar 23 Apr 27 If you interview on say November 1st you hear whether or not you got in on the 17th, if you get waitlisted a new decision is made on every 'decision day' after that, ergo on Dec 15 they choose accept, reject, waitlist again...and so on. Wayne is the largest medical school in America so the turnover on the waitlist is high, don't feel bad if you get on the waitlist...seriously." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Show up, interview of ~60 minutes with open file. Mostly asking questions of "tell me about this experience." After the interview you get a voucher for a snack/coffee in the caf while the other interviewees finish. When everyone is done a tour of the medical school begins led by 2 current students. The day ends with a group lunch paid for by the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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