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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Explain the research you did in your NIH-funded program." Report Response

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

"What has been the most life-changing event thus far?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in Mayo?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if you had unlimited resources (after discussing my time abroad in 3rd world countries)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are you most proud of in life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over comments on SDN, Mayo's website and my AMCAS application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"pretty much everything...its MAYO. But especially I was impressed by the financial support they have available to the students (during the day they kept telling us about different opportunities available [ie: getting an MPH, law degree, etc or doing a clerkship abroad for 2 months] that they had full scholarships for. It was amazing. This was also my first interview that I was really impressed with the other interviewees (not just intelligent but also exceptional people). There were random students all day long that were very willing to drop what they were doing and talk about the school. The admissions office sends an email out to all the mayo students before each interview time to say who's coming and where they went for undergrad (so if there are any alumni from your school, they can contact you)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rochester isn't that exciting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"n/a" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Although it sounds like its going to be a really long day when they initially give you your schedule (especially if you get in after midnight the night before, like I did), but it went by really fast. I enjoyed wondering around all the facilities although at some points it would have been nice to have a tour guide to hear a little more about the various buildings. My first interviewer was much more focused on asking me questions regarding my activites from my AMCAS application. This was my first open-file interview and I didn't know what to expect. It wasn't as if he was trying to drill me about what I had put on my application, he was asking informed questions about my history. My second interview was much more focused on me, as a person. We talked about my time abroad and what I learned but also talked about my strengths/weaknesses. Overall it was a really great interview day. The administration was phenomenal, too." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Colonial Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?


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?

6 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

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