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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Do you have any questions for me? -this was the first question and it through me off gaurd. We had just sat through three hours of question and answer and I was scrapping to find something to ask." Report Response

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

"Why did you make a C in . . .? He fingered through my entire transcript. I finally had to stop him and say that I could spend the entire interview making excuses for grades, but that I don't think that my GPA is an accurate reflection of my abilities or my intelligence. This might not have been the best answer." Report Response

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

"Rank the Texas schools for me. Once again I refused to answer. I told him what I liked about Tech, but I still had several interviews left and out of respect for the interview process I am not going to prerank schools before I have a chance to visit them. Then I said that if I had preranked schools that Tech would have been last, but since my visit I have changed my views of the school and now would be happy to be a student there." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the three most important characteristics in a good physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you going to pay for school with a wife and two kids? -and then every answer I gave did not add up to enough money to cover all expenses. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read application, drank a bottle of wine :)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school, students, town and teachers are all really laid back. The town is not bad if you are already from a really small town (houstonians beware!). Their curriculum also is one class at a time and you get limited clinical experience from day one." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The grading system is honors / pass / fail. Making a 92 puts you in the same category as the person with a 70. It seems a little unfair. Also the average step 1 scores on the USMLE are a bit below the national average." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish that I would have known that Hurricane Rita was going to make me evacuate from Beaumont to Austin so I could have saved the airfare and just drove." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a good experience. I might not have expressed myself the way I had planned, but I left Lubbock with a good feeling about the school and my chances there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

8 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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