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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Tell me about your current research at the NIH." Report Response

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

"Who do you consider is a role model for you and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your impression of Umass?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think that your family situation affects your perception on medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN website, Interview advice from my school, mock interviewing" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, faculty and staff were all so friendly and nice. I met a couple of first years in the bathroom and they were like, we love it here and don't be nervous for the interview at all, it's very low stress. They wished me good luck :)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tour given by the student went til 1:00 and my first interview was scheduled for 1:00 and I asked if I could leave 10 minutes before-hand so that I could get to my interview on time, but he said not to worry. Even though the interviewer didn't mind, I was rushed to get there on time and had trouble recovering from my nervousness due to my lateness." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Look up the people on the admissions committee beforehand, so you know who your interviewer is. For me, it was a complete surprise...and I really wish that I had looked up in advance." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, I had a great experience at Umass. It's my first choice and I hope that I get in :). The people are so happy, friendly and warm. Students are very cooperative with one another and do not compete with one another (it's actually highly discouraged by the faculty)." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

ALB

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2005

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

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