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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston, TX
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"So you spent a semester abroad in Italy? Tell me about it?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why did you choose that major? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How will you handle your personal/family/relationship life with being a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you plan to juggle your personal/relationship life with the life of a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"None ethical question that was difficult simply because you would not know the appropriate answer (not right/wrong answer) until you were put under that situation." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Reread application, talked to med students the night before and that morning" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum, the students, the SimMan, UTMB's above national average passing USMLE Step 1 rate, the number of facilities it has, the anatomy lab, the Galveston National Laboratory in construction." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The construction going on which could mean working progress which is a good thing. I was a bit weirded out by all the security in some of the buildings but then again I understand that those facilities were high security for good reasons." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Houston/Galveston area was having severe thunderstorm weather the night before the interview flight was almost delayed to the point where I would miss getting my car rental...plan accordingly...I should have done a better job...however everything worked out great!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I arrived in Galveston about midnight the night before. I stayed with a MS II which was a really wise decision as he gave me a tour of campus and told me where orientation would be and where I could park. Orientation went from about 8:30-10am and they went into detail about the history of the school and its many attributes as well as the curriculum which to me is the best of all the meds schools in Texas; my interviews were in the afternoon so half of the interviewers split off to their morning interviews and those with afternoon interviews went on a tour of the campus; lunch went from 11:30-1pm...I left early enough to make it to my 1:15pm and 2:15pm interviews...both interviews were supposed to last only 30 minutes but I was lucky enough to have a lot in common with my interviewers (a Ph.D. and an M.D.) that time flew by faster than we thought....the interviews themselves were at the same time laid back but serious....they really got to know me well....I do hope to put this as my first choice of at least 4 schools...after my interviews the MS II I was staying with invited me to an afternoon class on Colorectal Cancer...pretty cool...after that I hung out with some med students and then drove back to Hobby to make my flight." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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