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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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 did you fall into medicine? Tell me about your research etc." Report Response

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

"Talk about clinical/patient contact have you had." Report Response

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

"What types of problems/issues do you forsee in your future as a physician, and what kind of medicine are you interested in?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"In your opinion, what are some of the negative aspects about becoming a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain poor XYZ undergraduate grades." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read UNC website, mock interview" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are great: Lots of construction is going on, but it seems like once it's over the med school campus will be state-of-the-art. Also, the staff is extremely friendly and enthusiastic, and their sense of pride for UNC is infectious! Although there were different interviewers assigned to the students, most of them made it a point to come to the waiting room and introduce themselves to the rest of us, which made the process very casual and laid back." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical school campus is there will be lots of walking!! Bring comfortable shoes! You also have to pay to park, but it's only $6." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you're new to Chapel Hill (which luckily I wasn't), you might want to bring a campus map and/or arrive early. All the construction can make finding the buildings pretty difficult for visitors. MacNider Building (admissions office) is very well-hidden from plain sight and is tucked away behind the Health Sciences library. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were about 9-10 students in my group and we all had different interviewers for the most part. So, there was a constant flux of interviewees coming in and going out of the waiting room. Overall, the entire group was pretty social and willing to offer advice about their past interview experiences, either at UNC or at other schools. My interviewers (a psychiatrist and a professor emeritus) had definately looked over my AMCAS profile thoroughly, which made the actual interview run very smoothly. After the interview, we had lunch with the medical students, followed by a tour of the medical campus (hospitals, classrooms, library etc). " 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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?

9 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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