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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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"First question I was asked by my first interviewer: What do you know about the school? I wasn't expected to know much, since my interviewer ended up telling me a lot about the school and the area." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How did this experience help prepare you for medical school? (I was asked this for each one of my experiences.)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What have you been doing for the year since you graduated?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What kinds of music do you sing? All other questions were very standard, regarding my academic history." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Give me a specific instance in which you learned something about the health care system during your volunteer work at the clinic." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback from this website, lists of commonly asked questions from other websites, reading up on healthcare and ethical issues (stem cells, abortion, etc.), talking to a family friend who is a physician, going over my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone (faculty, student tour guides) were very enthusiastic about the school and seemed to enjoy being there. The school also has an impressive residency match rate and the students have high board scores." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There is not much to do in the area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The interview was much more low-key than I expected. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day starts in the morning with an introduction and financial aid presentation. There are 8-15 students interviewing on the same day. Some students have their first interview around 11. Everyone meets back for lunch and a tour of the school around 12. Second (or first and second) interviews are then continued around 1. My first interviewer wasn't in his office when I arrived, so I waited about 10 minutes outside. When we sat down, he seemed busy and a bit in a rush. He didn't ask me any questions about healthcare or ethics, didn't focus on my file too much, but instead just talked to me about the school and the area and how much he liked it. After about 15 minutes, he asked if I had questions and we spent the rest of the time discussing those. The interview was over in about 30 minutes. My second interviewer had really gone through my file, and spent time going over every single thing in the file so I could explain anything I needed to. He was super nice and allowed me to explain my lower grades so he could bring it up with the admissions committee. At the end, we talked a lot about the area and his family, until he asked me to leave because he had another appointment. This interview lasted a little over an hour, and made me feel really confident about the whole day. I was a little surprised that I hadn't been asked any healthcare/ethics questions, especially since quite a few of the other students that day were asked some tough questions." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

The Hilton at the medical school

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/27/2006

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 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?

5 out of 10

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