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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"What has been your greatest failure?" Report Response

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

"Do you have a significant other?" Report Response

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

"Is a physician really a healer?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How is a physician different from your organic chemistry professor? (he was going for the fact that they are both educators) Totally missed this one, but I was able to recover (I think..)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you caught your best friend cheating on an exam, assuming your school had a honor code that you had signed. (asked in both interviews)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, did some research on current health topics, talked to friends that have gone through the process." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Clinical opportunities are great. Students get exposure to patient care very early. First and second years schedule their own exams. Admissions staff was great. Students seemed happy with the education provided. Innovative curriculum. Faculty/staff seems to care about student's concerns." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities were a little dated. Downtown Memphis could be a little scary for some." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You will be doing a lot of walking. The weather was nice, so no big deal. The interviews are not as stressful as I would have imagined. Get a good nights rest, because it is a long day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrived the night before. Got to the school around 7:45am. Was greeted by Nelson Strother in admissions. There were around nine candidates. Mr. Strother did an overview of the school, curriculum, and what to expect for that day. Someone from financial aid came in and did a brief presentation. Diane Harris walked everyone to where their interviews were going to be. Toured the General Education Building, Library, and Anatomy Lab. Did not get a chance to sit in on a class (studnets on Spring Break). Had lunch, toured some of the hospitals, and had my interviews in the afternoon. One was with a third year student and the other with an MD. Both interviewers were good. Overall a very good day. Stress level was low. Was late for my second interview, because the first one went over and I had to walk a few blocks to get to the second one. It was not a problem at all." 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?

2-3 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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot Downtown

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?

7 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?

6 out of 10

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