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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • El Paso
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

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)?

"How should I explain your low GPA (3.6x) to the admissions board?" Report Response

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

"Is research important? Why don't you have any? Describe the importance of research using 3 terms." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How should I explain your low GPA (3.6x) to the admissions board?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewing my application. Reading the school's MSAR page. Reading the school's website. Reading prior SDN threads." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The city of El Paso. The simulation and standardized patient clinic." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of hospital tour. The small student lounge area. The unprofessionalism of one of my interviewers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That my interviewer was going to grill me and not let me talk." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interviewed here twice in consecutive cycles. Both times I had a stress interview and a "pleasant" interview. However, one of the stress interviews was very unprofessional. The interviewer compared me to a celebrity and than later randomly described that celebrity as "dirty, disgusting, and stupid". Same interviewer spoke over me multiple times. He also didn't offer his hand or walk me out after the interview ended. I can see why he was the FORMER head of admissions... Totally left a sour taste in my mouth afterwards. Felt like I wasted several hundred dollars travelling there just for that. Also, the school does not communicate whatsoever with its waitlisted applicants post-interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

El Paso International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Quality Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

No

General Info

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Contact your waitlisted applicants after Match Day to keep us updated instead of keeping us in limbo." Report Response

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