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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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)?

"Describe your greatest failure." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Have you ever had to console someone emotionally?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Which of your experiences has had the greatest impact on you? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your definition of success? Follow up, do you think you have been successful? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe your greatest failure" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Website, Flashcards of topics to hit for possible questions (made on set before all interviews) " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are great, most of them are new. There's just a wealth of resources around the med center." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour guide lacked a little enthusiasm, less structured tour than other places. He pretty much asked us where we wanted to go...but I didn't know that much about the hospital, I didn't say anything in particular" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, the day went well. It starts out with a speech by Dr. Smith. He kinda lays the day out for you and ultimately put you at ease. All interviewers had at least 3 interviews that were done by the interview committee members. Some students (myself included) had a 4th or 5th interview based on 'special interests' indicated by the student. I made some reference to conducting research in med school, so I had a separate interview with a guy who pretty much talked about clinical investigation. The first interview started slowly, but the second and fourth (the ones that counted) ended up pretty well. Looking back, i could have answered a couple of questions differently (better), but I suppose there's no use crying over spilled milk. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

BHM

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/10/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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