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  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dallas
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

30 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"If you had two hours to spend doing something unrelated to medicine, what would you do? If you had two weeks to do something . . . ?" Report Response

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

"Choose an issue in healthcare today and address it with your opinion about possible solutions. (4/4 interviewers this year have asked me to do this)." Report Response

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

"Why did you choose medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I'm not convinced you know what you are getting yourself into, convince me why you want to go to medical school? (As if all the work and money invested over the past 3 years was just for fun!?!?!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Questions related to the research I had participated in." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed secondary, talked with friend who is a MSII." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Carrels. Each student is assigned a desk on campus in an area where students can store their books and study whenever they want. Parkland Hospital is huge and between it and the other hospitals students get plenty of exposure and experience." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Student videos. They went out of their way to apologize ahead of time for their potential to offend, but several of them were straight out of stuff you see in high school. For the most part this was something that they should leave out of the interview day, or do a better job at selecting which to screen." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How friendly and laid-back the students were. Grading is more traditional, which creates some competition, but the students still seem to help one another out. Rather, It was the group of interviewees that I was with that seemed to be more typical of the gunner reputation that this school continues to have." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The lecture rooms were run down and in need of renovation compared with another, lower-ranked school I interviewed at the previous day. All in all, it was a very positive experience. Presentations in the morning, tour of Parkland and Children's Hospitals was impressive. I enjoyed getting to interact with several students there. Interviewers and Admissions staff all seemed very friendly and excited to have us there. Interviews were generally more casually friendly and laid-back than Texas Tech, which was hard to believe. The student center is amazing. The location is hard to beat near downtown Dallas, but not in downtown. The student videos were discouraging given my positive experience up to that point. Otherwise, this was a great interview experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

< $100

What airport did you use?

dfw

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/19/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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