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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"(The dreadedly annoying) Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to to to unwind?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do as a family member in a situation like the Schiavo case? And as a provider to the patient?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, researched school's website, reviewed application, reviewed interview questions from HPO, talked with friend who is a current MS1." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities: Parkland, the mod-ish school facilities, and the amazing student center. Dr. Wright was very scintillating and charming." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school managed to shake a lot of its gunner reputation in my mind, but a few doubts still linger. Also, that one of the admissions officers kept apologising in advance for the "offensiveness" of the fourth-year video compilation. It was actually kind of lame, with only some sexism and a few uses of the s-bomb—nothing that I would even apologize for unless I was really uptight and conservative." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The annual fourth-year video project." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First interview was nice, but nothing spectacular. My interviewer was a somewhat-mousy alumna who took a while to be drawn into a nice conversation. Her question about the Schiavo case was a little surprising for how unfocused it was, given that she admitted asking it to every interviewee this year. Second interview was fabulously smooth. The academic MD started by asking me about the director of my well-regarded honors program and telling me that his son had attended it fifteen years ago—BINGO! We talked about my background, interests, hobbies, books, and issues in medicine very easily. Everything was very reassuring in this interview: he was talented at his job and I think just wanted to make sure that I wasn't completely different from on paper." 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

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2005

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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