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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

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

"Have you ever had to console someone emotionally?" Report Response

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

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your definition of success? Follow up, do you think you have been successful? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe your greatest failure" Report Response

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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