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  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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 sports did you play in high school?" Report Response

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

"What's the most interesting case that you've seen at your work?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any research experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What activities did you do in high school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the greastest problem in health care today and how would you fix it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN website, looked closely at UMD website, mock interviews with relatives, reviewed primary and secondary applications, looked at a book on the medical school application process" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Foxwell was a lot of fun. Some of the facilities were fantastic. Shock Trauma was cool. The new library was nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"You cannot deny that Baltimore is dangerous place. There doesn't seem to be any great places for students to live. Also, although needed for safety, it is somewhat annoying that every building has security guards at the door that make it difficult to easily get in and out of buildings." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That dress shoes can be very painful when you have to wear them all day. I recommend wearing your shoes occassionally so that your feet get used to them. Otherwise, you might end up limping around all day like me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviews were very pleasant. I arrived at 8:30, spoke with the admissions office and had my first interview at 10:00. My first interviewer was very nice. She bought me a drink and we went to her office to chat. We spent a lot of time talking about my family and my work. She asked a few tough questions about issues in health care, but the interview was mostly laid back. Later we all met with Dr. Foxwell who was very cool. He shared some stories, discussed the Maryland ciriculum, and talked with each student briefly about where they were from. Dr. Foxwell then leaves and we ate lunch with med students who were very nice. After talking with med students, the group split up and went on separate tours. We walked all around each building, seeing the classrooms, anatomy labs, shock trauma, etc. After this I had my next interview. My person was obviously having a busy day since he arrived 20 minutes late and clearly had not looked over my records. Even still, we had a good talk and he seemed very enthusiastic about my chances as I left. At this point I went home and sent thank you cards a few days later." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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