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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

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 kind of movies do you like to watch?" Report Response

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

"(The first interviewer said this is a random question for thought) I'm going to say a word, and you tell me what comes up to mind: 1) Democrat 2) Saddam Hussein 3) West Virginia 4) Australia" Report Response

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

"Do you think your [one of weakness/disabilities] will affect your future career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What kind of movies do you like to watch?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain to me in your own words the Roe vs. Wade decision (This is not a history class! but he seemed to be ok with not knowing it)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looking over TMDSAS and personal statement and a few interview questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and the general environment didn't seem that "competitive and cutthroat" as other students from other med schools portray. There was also a great amount of intramural sports and other kinds of student life offered. Finally, the medical students' video presentation is a very creative idea!!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"First interviewer asked random questions (even though he was nice) and asked me if I was nervous (I had to explain myself that I wasn't)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really. I live in Dallas and been on UTSW and its tours before so I knew what I was expecting to see everything they offered (except for the random questions fired by the first interviewer)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The overall interview experience was great - the students and faculty seemed welcoming, and the tours of Parkland and Children's Hospitals were interesting. The area seems to be not too messy compared to Houston. " 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?

0-1 hour

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?

11/19/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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