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  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lubbock
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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)?

"What can I do to interest you in Texas Tech? " Report Response

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

"Have you ever experienced racism? (That was unexpected)" Report Response

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

"You want to come here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"(After looking at my file)...You want to come here?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can I do to interest you in Texas Tech? (Yes, really. I had a tough time telling him why I'd be interested)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I got enough sleep for the margaritas to wear off." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The weather in El Paso is hot but dry...I walked around in a full suit outside and it didn't feel that bad. Note that I am from Southeast Texas so my standards are pretty low." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"See the above comments." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Tech-El Paso is the gift that just keeps on giving. I accepted this interview waaaay back in the summer before I had any other offers. I stupidly chose to delay my Baylor interview until 9/23, which coincided with Hurricane Rita. Now I won't be at Baylor until November, and I'm kicking myself every day for letting that happen." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The only available date for Texas Tech required me to go out to El Paso, which is currently a branch campus where 3rd/4th year students do their rotations. As the director of admissions (which one of the other El Paso interviewees described as "Mr. Red") stated, "I know Tech may not be your top choice." And now I know why it isn't. I was hoping, just HOPING to be pleasantly surprised in some form, but not even lunchtime could prevent me from wanting to make a run for the border by then. The other review about El Paso pretty accurately sums up our day...read it if you want to know more. I just wanted to add that the attitude of the admissions staff was one of not even caring enough to try to sell the school to you, and most of the students blatantly admitted that they only went to Tech because they "couldn't get in anywhere else". We had a half-hour rant by some random doctor who interrupted the main speakers. The interviewers themselves were cool, I had El Paso's only child neurologist and an Internal medicine doctor. They seemed happy that I even came out all the way to El Paso. Two minutes into one of them, my interviewer just flat out said "Of course I'm going to rate you highly, now what can I tell you?" The other even tried to interest me in joining their faculty in a few years once El Paso is a full-fledged med school (funding is currently held up in the Legislature somewhere). -----------A few weeks later at my UT Southwestern interview, I saw a girl who had been at there that same day. As soon as I asked "weren't you at my Tech interview", her face contorted into this painful grimace and she went off about how depressing it was. Guess I wasn't alone on that one." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

ELP

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/09/2005

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

2 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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