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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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 did you choose your major? What did you mean by ____ on your secondary?" Report Response

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

"What are 3 things you are proud of? My interviewer challenged my answers but I defended them and she seemed impressed. Turns out we had a lot in common - we started talking about cultures, the fact that we're both catholic, families, pressures, expectations, etc..." Report Response

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

"Do you plan on staying in Texas?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I have no idea why but we started talking about bicycling and urban revolution. ?? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing was difficult. No ethical questions. No nothing. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Had an answer (not memorized) ready for any possible question or situation by compiling huge list of questions ever asked. WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY OVERPREPARED. You really need not do this, though there are just some you should expect. Know why you chose your major if it isn't the typical science. =)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Parkland, Children's Medical Center. I was often sick as a young child so spent many nights at Children's. Naturally I have a fondness for the place, so it was nice revisiting. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"During lunch, the med students tended to group together (with exceptions of course) so didn't interact with the interviewees that much and provided little feedback." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the day would be. I way overprepared. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I interviewed on the very last possible day at UTSW. I never really thought that I had a chance at this school, so an invite came as a shocker. My stats are not exactly up to UTSW standards. I used to think this school was a number whore school - that it was grossly competitive - and that there was no chance I was going to go here. The interview day completely changed those preconceptions. I had 2 pleasant interviews. At the end of the first interview, my interviewer asked me who was interviewing me next and then he gave me some extra tidbits about her, which I naturally brought up in the consequent interview. She was impressed that I knew ___ about her. =) Nearly 5 months later since my interview (gosh I wish I had rememberd to do this feedback earlier) I can't remember too many exact details about the interview day. I do feel, however, that those interviews are what got me into UTSW. As mentioned, I don't exactly have the these interviews DO MATTER. I was also awarded a 4-yr merit scholarship. I guarantee that the interview made all the difference. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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