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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
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?

9 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?

3

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)?

"Why medicine? Are you still interested in neurosurgery and why?" Report Response

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

"Why Michigan?" Report Response

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

"Are you staying over the weekend?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did living in Russia affect your education and your attitude toward medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a conflict and how you helped reslove it." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Since it was my first, I had a mock interview with the Career Services office at my school. I also looked over the school's website and my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly and welcoming; the admissions staff and the students had a sense of humor and tried hard to put everyone at ease. The facilities are great, students seem really happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. There was a slight mix up with splitting people into two groups for the interviews, but it all went pretty smoothly anyway." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Ann Arbor is a really nice city. It combines the picturesque qualities of a small town with the cultural and professional benefits that come from having a huge university complex. I was very impressed with the area." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My mother and I drove in the night before and stayed at a hotel. The interview day started at 7:30 with breakfast, followed by an introduction and admissions talk that went over the attributes of the school and the application/admission process. Then, the applicants were split into two groups. My group had the computing and financial aid talks while the other group had their interviews. The talks were very helpful and informative. Then we had a half-hour break that gave us a chance to talk some more to each other. After that, we had the interviews and the other group had the talks. There were three interviews, one right after the other. They were conducted by faculty members and students (and in one case an alum). The students carry as much weight as the faculty, so some people had two faculty and one student interview, while others had two student and one faculty interview. I was in the former situation. The interviewers have a picture of us so they came out and found us in the waiting room. The interviews were conducted in the rooms used for Stimulated Patient Exams, so it looked kind of like a doctor's office. My first interviewer was a faculty member and he was very welcoming and nice, and put me at ease. We pretty much just had a conversation, with him using my application to guide us through and make sure we covered everything. It didn't really feel like an interview, if anything he was convincing me why I would love UMich and Ann Arbor. The second interview was pretty much the same. The more difficult one ofr me was the student interview. She was an M2 and just went through her list of questions - what were your leadership roles? I see you were involved in this organization, what did that entail? What do you do for fun? Tell me about your research, etc. It wasn't really difficult, just caught me by surprise after the two other interviews that were totally different. Overall, I enjoyed all of them though and learned a lot about the school and feel like the interviewers learned a lot about me. After the interviews were over, we had lunch with students and they gave us a chance to ask questions, and just talk to them. Then some of the students took groups of us on the tour, which was fun and gave me a pretty good feel of the school. After that, we went back to the admissions office and filled out evaluation forms, ate pie and left." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Lamp Post Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2006

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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