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  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Winston-Salem
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

15 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?

Closed file

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

"Why MD/PhD?" Report Response

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

"Why Wake?" Report Response

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

"What do you like about Wake's MD curriculum?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What about Wake's MD curriculum attracts you here?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read a few SDN interview feedbacks, printed off graduate faculty research descriptions and read through them, went to a WFU basketball game the night before" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Personality! Professors, students were REAL people in and out of the lab. Collegiality and collaboration are clearly evident here between both the MD and PhD camps. I was treated very nicely by everyone" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One professor (not an interviewer) had a very negative opinion of MD/PhD students, claiming that the compression of time in the PhD program was tantamount to ''diluting'' your PhD." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"CTSA - clinical translational science awards. The GCRC programs (NIH funded) are going to undergo a fundamental shift in the next 5 years (GCRC grant expiration date) as the grant program has been replaced by CTSA. Wake's Molecular Medicine program has already made changes for when their GCRC grant expires (along with a few others) so the transition to the new clinical research funding program will be a bit smoother. Really adds value to a clinical research education." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very good time. Students were friendly, so were the professors, and I never felt like anyone was ''out to get me''. A small city with not a huge club and party scene, Winston-Salem to me was a large enough place to call home. Their MD/PhD is not MSTP funded. Disadvantage: fewer slots for dual degree Advantage: more freedom in curriculum development-->no government-mandated ''get out in 7'' requirement (the school recognizes that the PhD may take more than 3 years)" 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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hawthorne Inn

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?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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