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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Detroit
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Tell me about yourself. [I hate this question. It didn't throw me off or anything, but I was hoping not to start the interview with this one--which he did.]" Report Response

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

"What was the biggest stresser in your life?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in fifteen years? What area of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you see as a negative aspect of the medical profession?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you did not matriculate into medical school? [not 'difficult' per say, but difficult for me personally]" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over submitted materials, browsed site and brochure" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was relaxed and easy-going, facilities connected to hospitals through underground tunnels that support a wide range of clinical opportunities" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"did not like the location of the school, the feel or energy within the environment, the student culture did not seem well connected" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the stress I felt for interviewing was nothing more than my ego; you are who you are, 'preparing' or 'interviews' will not change that; accept your life and move forward spontaneously with integrity to truly do the best you can in any situation" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived 15 minutes early. The secretary in the admissions office told me who I was going to be interviewing with and his area, as well as giving me various paperworks that provided information on financial aid, a survey, and an explanation of the acceptance process. He showed up promptly at noon and we walked down the hall to a conference room. He immediately helped put me at ease by saying this was low-stress, that they just wanted to know more about my character. Several times he mentioned that he wanted to know how I think (he was a psychiatrist) and one time asked me if the interview was stressful or not so far. There were no far out questions or anything. He was mostly interested in my motivation and experience to become a doctor, why Wayne State, and some of the sociological and behavioral aspects of my life--such as dealing with stress, relationships with family, high school characteristics, etc. The interview mostly went in that order, too. He seemed to be far less interested in the activities that I've pursued but more into why I pursued them and why they might be meaningful to me. There were several activities that are very different from normal applicants that we did not even discuss, which I was surprised about. He did not mention anything about my personal statement nor the two essays that I wrote for the secondary application nor any of the authors of my letters of recommendation. Overall, I think he could have done a better job interviewing me. One might think that is my fault, but certainly the interviewee cannot go topic roaming nor can the interviewer ask mediocre questions and expect grandiose, enlightening responses." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2005

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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