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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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 else do you do?" Report Response

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

"What kind of research are you involved in?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This is my second time applying so the process is old hat. I just relaxed the day before and got a good night's sleep. I knew my application and why I wrote what I wrote in my personal essay." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The price UTMB is one of the cheaper schools in TX and it doesn't skimp on education. Apparently the cost of living in Galveston is cheap, cheaper than Houston at least." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The focus on research dollars earned. I'm just not turned on by research dollars, the PhD is not for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How close to the beach the school actually is (4 or 5 blocks), and they only go to school a half day the first two years, presumably so they can "study" in the afternoon (ie. go to the beach)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer was a PhD and super laid back, t-shirt and jeans laid back. No real questions were asked, he just got to know me. My second interviewer was a general surgeon. He seemed a bit retentive, but overall the interview was similar to the first, laid back conversation style." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Ramada Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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