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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
Overall Experience

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

4

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)?

"What would your best friend say about you?" Report Response

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

"If all the medical schools were closed, what would be your next choice career?" Report Response

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

"What would your mother say about you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about a time you were there for a friend." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There are x number of people in the US without health insurance. What should we do about this?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reread application, created a list of sample questions and answers, read news" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the students seem to really like the school; the facitilies are very nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"with the new curriculum, no more gross anatomy" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the maps they give are not very easy to follow" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a pretty good experience; I had a meeting with a doctor to talk about research, and three other interviews. The morning info session was relatively dull, but it provided a lot of info. It took me a long time to find the parking lot from the hotel; I would recommend finging it the night before." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

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?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Medical Center Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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