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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 is wrong with health care? " Report Response

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

"Motorcycle question." Report Response

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

"AMCAS related stuff." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about people riding motorcycles without helmets? Is this a right? Should others have to pay for their medical bills?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"N/A" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read AMCAS and Research, UNC Website, and SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Two new hospitals (Children's and Women's), School of Public Health, Dean Hoole, Lecture Halls, New First Year Curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of presentations - not sure they really bring out all the bells and whistles to sell the school or explain the curriculum. Traffic and Parking. High cost of living for NC. Recently increased in-state tuition. Having to go to remote locations for clinical rotations/electives. No chance to speak with 3rd and 4th Yr Students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing significant." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I parked in the Dogwood Parking Deck off of Manning Road. I would suggest parking there because you won't find another spot within twenty miles. It cost $6.00 for the day is within two blocks of MacNider Hall. Day starts off with the FinAid brief, which is a little lacking. They pretty much give you a hand-out and go along their merry way. Then you get lunch and a tour with two Second Year Students. Despite some complaints by previous posters, my tour was really pretty good. The new hospitals are great and the lecture halls are nice as well. Still alot of construction, but it's nearing completion. Got back from the tour around 1230. Dean Hoole stepped in and answered a few questions before everyone started going their own way for interviews. I had about an 1.5 hour wait for my first interview. Not bad. You could bring a book, but I enjoyed talking with the other applicants. My first interview was with the Dean, which was pretty cool. He was familiar with my AMCAS and asked good questions. I thought things went pretty well. Second interview was with a Biochem professor. He definitely asked more probing questions on healthcare, society, and ethics, but the tone was not hostile. I enjoyed the discussion. He challenged a few points, but I think he was just trying to see if I would stick to my guns. I was done around four. Overall, I think Carolina has alot to offer. In the positive column, I would put outstanding facilities, great NIH and research funding, one of the top MPH programs, friendly staff and professors, and a more traditional curriculum (I like this - not a PBL fan). They don't however, do the best job of selling all of these points. If you ask the right questions and dig, I think you'll find Chapel Hill is on par with any state school and even the top tier privates as well. On the negative side, I would put the homogeneous student body (everybody's from NC - imagine that!), the high expense of Chapel-Hill, having to ride the bus to school everyday, less research focus in the curriculum (if that's what you want), and honors/pass/fail in years 2,3, and 4, and the clinical rotations in remote NC. Overall great school hidden in a mediocre interview day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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