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  • University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Duluth
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?

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)?

"Why primary care? Why rural medicine? Where do you see yourself after residency? Envision your future practice? What is the ideal GPA and MCAT of a rural family practice physician?" Report Response

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

"Lot's of stuff from secondary/AMCAS: Tell me about your Americorps experience. What did you learn from you shadowing experience? Were you satisfied with you MCAT scores?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your skiing? What kind of music do you play? Tell me about yourself? Tell me about your family? What are some specific roles you see yourself playing in your community? Do you plan to have a family (my guess is they're thinking: family practice doc=like family for yourself)? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A lawyer comes to for care and find out she is pregnant. She returns home and a week later calls and demands to why everyone throughout the town knows that she's pregnant. You know that you did not disclose this... and you are left to look only to your nurse of 13 years...What do you? (the answer confirmer by interviwer: if you indeed determine she violated HIPPA, you must terminate her)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the difference in rural practice between working for a small independant practice or working for a large health system managed clinic. Why would you prefer one over the other? How do each effect the health system? (I frankly had no clue an made sure to admit it, and interviewer admitted their was no right answer...though he kept persisting, even after my disclaimer... gave my uneducated opinion." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Knew exactly what questions would be ask... vey similar to questions on secondary. Listed questioned and rehearsed answers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The small class sizes, the community of the medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities are very old, but really all you need to get a good education...there's nothing fancy about the place. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...I was well aware and informed of the institution." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was pretty relaxed. My second interviewer was respectably tough...but somehow managed to not make me feel uncomfortable even though he did ask some high pressure questions. First interviewer was great...was like having conversation with a friend." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

< $100

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 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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