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  • Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Antonio
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What is your biggest strength? Your biggest weakness?" Report Response

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

"So, what brought you all the way out from Texas?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What has been the biggest challenge you've faced in life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What has been the biggest challenge you've faced in life?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my personal statement, checked past SDN interview feedback, & a good night's sleep" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interpersonal atmosphere between the students, faculty, staff, & administration. The new Clinical Skills Center." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"San Antonio is a not as metropolitan as I would like, and the school is set apart from the main part of t.he city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"MD/MPH program is now available" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The night before the interview, the med students organized a "social" at one of the local bars. During arrival/registration, MS1 and MS2's mingle in the lecture hall foyer with the interviewees which made for a much more personal question/answer session about student life. Then Dr. Jones gave a presentation about the school, followed by a more formal question and answer session with MS4's, and another talk by Dr. Jones, this time about how UTHSCSA selects applicants for interviews (this was very impressive and demonstrated the school's philosophy on what makes a good physician). We had lunch (Jason's Deli) and got to mingle with MS1,2,and 4's and immediately began tours of the med school campus, hospital, and Clinical Skills Center. (There's lots of med students to lead the tours....try to be one of the last ones to leave, you'll probably end up in a smaller tour group and can get more of your questions answered) My first interview at 2:30pm was really laid back, more of a conversation than anything else, with an Ob/Gyn doctor. The second interview was with an MS4 student that followed more of the "traditional interview format," but was still really relaxed. With both of the interviewers, I could easily discern their love for the area, the school, and the people, which in turn made me really excited about the potential UTHSCSA has to offer. After the interviews, there's another mixer with MS1 and MS2's in the foyer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

DFW

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Country Hearth Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/28/2006

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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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