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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"How do you study best?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you are not accepted?" Report Response

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

"Since you are a reapplicant, what have you done since you last applied to get yourself ready for med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were in charge of distributing 1 million dollars to healthcare, what area of need would you send it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you say to a family that wants all necessary measures taken to save someone, but you hold out no hope for an outcome." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread by AMCAS, this forum, read the NY Times Medical Pages (available online)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone that we spoke to (interviewers, tour guides, students in class, deans, etc.) was really nice and took time out to wish us luck and tried to encourage us to relax and be ourselves. Also, the students really seemed to enjoy themselves and weren't overly competitive with each other. Diane Harris and Nelson Strother are some of the most helpful people in the world. The Med (one of the clinical hospitals) is the 3rd busiest hospital in the country. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The part of Memphis that the school is in is not the safest part of town. But that may be good, in order to see how inner city medicine is accomplished (i.e. plenty of patients to see)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much. The UT website and publications do a pretty good job of getting you informed ahead of time." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I feel that the interview went pretty well. I only had 1 interview becuase I interviewed last year and thus they just wanted to me catch them up on what I have been doing in the past year. The first couple of minutes of any interview are always going to be a bit dicey, but I really felt that once that was over things went smoothly. I may have been a bit nervous about giving them a right or wrong answer, but my interviewer was really calming and explained early on that there oftentimes is not right or wrong answer. He even brought up a situation of his, where he had to explain to a patients family that he did not hold out much hope. We ended up talking for about a hour and a half, but it certainly didn't feel that way. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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