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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"From the faculty interviewer: Tell me about yourself. What do you do to relax?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about X or Y experience (from my application)." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Michigan? What questions do you have for me?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to split your clinical and research time percentage-wise? (This was after I had said that I plan to go into academic medicine.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really, but one interviewer did tell me that I had dominated the conversation. This is completely true, and it's probably also why I didn't get asked any difficult questions. ;)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my application (the interviewer has access to your AMCAS and your secondary too), read interview feedback on SDN, read about the school on its website, practiced answering interview questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Michigan has state-of-the-art technology, fantastic research and clinical opportunities, and a warm, diverse student body. Ann Arbor is a nice town, and the classes are all P/F for the first two years. (This is a new change made since the MSAR was printed; it used to be just the first year that was P/F.) Merit-based scholarships are awarded to some students. (You don't have to apply for them because you're automatically considered.) The entire hospital is wireless, and you never have to go outside to go from building to building, which is good in Michigan!!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Ann Arbor is an expensive place for a student to live, and the school does not permit OOS residents to gain state residency after the first year. The cost of the school is its biggest overall drawback, but they do award some grants and scholarships." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It's really cold in Michigan, even in the fall, so dress warmly when you go." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This interview is a long and busy day, but I was very impressed with the school. I had three interviewers: one faculty member and two students. We also saw the technology center, had a financial aid talk, went on tours, and were given breakfast and lunch. The interview group is relatively large (about 45 people), but they divided us into two smaller groups for most of the day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?


How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Days Inn

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?

9 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?

8 out of 10

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