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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"If not medicine, then what?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax? What would you not give up under the stress of medical school?" Report Response

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

"How do you want to translate your expertise with bench research to the clinical end?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How ready are you to make the sacrifices required by a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you deal with a classmate who just won't cooperate with you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went over my personal statement, looked up information about the school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Friendliness of staff & students, the amount of research work being done at the facilities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Galveston seems somewhat limited in what there is to do, although the students firmly deny this." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UTMB's board scores are actually well above average nationwide, despite its possible reputation as a lower-tier type of school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very laid back kind of atmosphere...the students and admissions staff were friendly and emphasized their spirit of cooperation. I have actually done an internship there so I know this is not a show--this is really one of the nicest places to get an education. The interviewers were kind of weird, the first was an OB-GYN who asked quite a few direct questions at first, but then it became more conversational. The 2nd guy (Rabek) was a PhD who threw out a lot of weird hypothetical situations...stuff that I really couldn't answer definitely without having experienced them. I just hope my answers didn't sound too out there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/12/2005

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

7 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?

6 out of 10

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