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  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Albuquerque
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"''If you were a bird on my shoulder in the committee meeting, what you whisper in my ear for me to tell them about you''" Report Response

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

"What are the biggest healthcare issues faced in New Mexico and how would you fix them? * Make sure you know about issues in NM, they will definately ask you*" Report Response

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

"Talk about a struggle in your life in which there was no solution and how you dealt with it. What are you strengths and weaknesses." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"''If you were a bird on my shoulder, what wyould you whisper into my ear fo rme to tell the comittee to convince them to accept you''" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were difficult. The just want to know your personality and how you will use it to give back to New Mexico. I am out of state but was able to apply because of my military status so it was somewhat difficult to explain my ties to New mexico and how I could give back." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, New Mexico Public Health Website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"UNM highly advocates patient contact early in the first year. They really focus on making you comfortable with being around people and ensuring that you are an all around great clinician. The problem based learning is also a great tool to learn how to approach case studies- the thing that many students have trouble with. The faculty, staff, and interviewers are very nice and really came across like they were trying to help students get accepted. They have a new student union being built right now so by next year there will be more studying space and dining options right on site. Also, there are so many teaching hospitals in the area so the opportunity to learn in different places is definately there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The class size is only about 75-80 because of limited space. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing besides to wear comfortable shoes if you're going on the lunch tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My experience at UNM went very well. I was impresesd by the overall objectives of the program and the support they guve to their students. The fact that teamwork is heavily emphasized was great. The interviewers were so laid back and genuwinely wanted to get to know you well so they could convince the committee to accept you. The campus is medium sized but offers anything you may need on site. The students made me feel at home and overall it was a great day. The biggest piece of advice that I'd give is to make sure you can talk about your time in New Mexico and tell them how you feel you can give back to the community, they're really big on that. Just describe how you feel you can fit it. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Kirtland Inn at Kirtland AFB

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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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