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  • University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Jackson
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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 do you do for fun? (asked twice) I answered "read," and I was asked what I liked to read. What are your weaknesses. How do you" Report Response

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

"I was asked my ACT score three times. I was also asked about my high school graduating class size and which quarter did I graduate in, and how I moved from the bottom of the class in high school to summa cum laude for my BS." Report Response

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

"Which EC was most meaningful to me? What did I learn from my EC?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You are a forth year student and were about to make rounds when you noticed that a fellow forth year was high, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was asked about my life during my pre-high school years. He asked what I did after school, and I told him that me and my little brother liked to be adventurers and played in the woods all afternoon. So, he asked "what did you learn from the woods?" WTF? I didn't know how to respond. I was also asked which people did I find the most difficult to work with." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over questions on this website and talked with my pre-med advisor who also had a list of questions for UMC." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The interview day was simply their way of getting to know me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviewers talked a lot about themselves, I wanted the interview to be more focused on me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There was no need to bring anything with me except for my driver's license for finger printing. No portfolio, pen, or anything." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewers had the option to read my file before my interview. Two read the file, one did not. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2005

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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