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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?

2 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"What would you do to reform health care?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Imagine you are walking down the street, and a box falls from the sky. It is addressed to you, and it says it contains $100,000 that should be used to reform health care. What would you do with it?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think the United States is in a Health Care crisis? What can we do about it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's website, review AMCAS and secondary applications, read up on current events" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students really seemed to like the pass/fail system for the first two years. It eliminates competition, and it hasn't negatively affected the school's pass rate for the Step 1 USMLE. In fact, U of Mich's average score for Step 1 is two standard deviations above the national average, so the students definitely aren't slacking off because of the pass/fail grading. Also, all the lectures are video taped, so you can access them if you missed anything or if you missed a lecture. It allows for lots of flexibility. Finally, during the tour we got to go into an anatomy lab for about 15 minutes and watch the students dissect the posterior leg. It was very cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed the atmosphere of the interview was. I wouldn't have stressed about it so much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive. The first day I interviewed with professors whose research I was interested in. Also interviewed with the director of the MSTP program. Went out to dinner with MSTP students and stayed overnight with an M1 MSTP student. Friday I joined the Medical School applicants for the day. Interviews were in the morning, then seminars on financing your education and the technology at U Mich. Finally had lunch with lots of med students and had the tour. The interviews were run very efficiently, was impressed." 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?

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?

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

DTW

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn North Campus

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/20/2006

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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