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  • University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Toledo
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What kind of issues arose while you worked as a TA in undergraduate, and how did you address them?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What changes do you see in medicine in the next 10 years?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What have you done to gain leadership experience, and what did you learn from that?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if a patient came in repeatedly to your office presenting with back pain requesting prescription narcotics?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"The infamous "abortion" question, probably because I'd never heard it before and it caught me of guard. (For those who don't know: A friend's teenage daughter comes to you requesting an abortion. What do you do?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, but truthfully direct patient care employment gave me the preparation I needed for interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"While there are better-known programs in the state (Cincinnati and Ohio State U), never did I feel like MUO was trying to keep up with "big brother." Reps simply laid out the strengths of the program, including high board scores and placement into competitive residency spots." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

""Sticker shock" for out-of-state tuition, really expensive. However, Ohio allows students to apply for in-state status after one year, so after the first year it will be much cheaper." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It caught me off guard when they announced MUO would be merging with University of Toledo around the summer of 2006. All involved said this should be seen as nothing but a positive, as UT will now be the 3rd largest public university in the state, etc." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview experience was overall very good. Approximately 20 others interviewed on the same day. The day started with an introduction from a faculty member, then the financial aid presentation. Interviews were in all over campus. Others have listed this as a negative, as they hand you a map and point you in the right direction, as opposed to holding your hand and walking you everywhere. We're going to be DOCTORS! If this evokes such strong stress as to judge the school negatively, perhaps you should consider a career change. My first interview was with an FP doctor. It felt like a conversation about medicine with a colleague rather than an interview. We went way over time but had much in common and much to talk about. My second interview was with a staff member who had a scripted list of questions, much more traditional format. Interspersed was the general campus tour, box lunch and Q & A with current students. The students were very positive about their school and encouraging. This was mirrored by all faculty, staff and administration, who genuinely seemed to believe the program to be strong, yet improving at the same time. Campus facilities were modern. The oldest building, the library, is being torn down soon and rebuilt. The fitness facility was above average from what I have seen. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Toledo Plaza and Suites

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/31/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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