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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?

6 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"How did you become interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about the life-saving rescue you performed." Report Response

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

"How exactly do you see yourself practicing medicine when you're done with your education?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you see as your future medical career when you're done with your education (job environment, etc.)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult. One of the interviewers seemed to have strong opinions that were quite different from mine (seemed to think that everyone in the U.S. had access to appropriate care, etc.) so I had to tread diplomatically around certain points of the discussion. On the one hand, I wanted to tell this interviewer about myself and my ideas ... on the other hand I didn't want to start an argument. This was unusual for me (I've had 8 medical school interviewers and this person really stood out in a negative way in this respect.) However, this interviewer wasn't difficult the entire time and the other interviewer was awesome." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Student doctor feedback. Kaplan interview question guide. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I'm research-oriented, so I was very impressed by the research opportunities. I was also impressed by several of the faculty. The faculty were easy to talk to, interested in teaching, and good at what they do. I was able to get answers to my questions and get plenty of advice. There were numerous medical students to talk to. I spoke to maybe 10 students at different stages (2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, and even interns), and I was able to get a great perspective of the medical student experience there. All the students seemed to like the school and seemed rather open about numerous details and plusses and minuses. The school has a new rec center for the students. There are plenty of places to hang out and the school gives you your own desk / work area (carrel) at the school that is accessible at all hours." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"(See the "most difficult question" section above). One thing that struck me was how "quiet" the applicants were (40 or so people). Out of all the medical school applicant groups I have met so far, this group was by far the most reserved (perhaps nervous?). There were a few people who were conversational, but it made me wonder what the personality of the entering class at UTSW was going to be like (quiet? reserved?). Note that the medical students were not quiet and reserved." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A well organized and informational day. I particularly liked one of the interviewers. I was left with the impression that UTSW is a large medical school where everyone can learn what they need to know and get an excellent clinical preparation. The research environment is outstanding. The school is well run and everything an applicant needs to know is carefully documented." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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