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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester, MA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Very standard questions about my application. They had read through my application and written down questions to ask me." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, my own application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The student tour guides. They were incredibly friendly and down-to-earth, and cared about showing us why they love UMASS so much. They were the best tour guides I've had yet. I also liked that the hospital is directly connected to the med school, which means that your education can easily be applied directly to practice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities seemed a bit older, and I didn't love the location, which seemed very isolated. However, UMASS is constantly building new facilities, and everyone told me that Worcester is a very culturally diverse location with many opportunities for service in the community." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The experience overall was okay. I did not expect to love the students as much as I did. However, the information session seemed a bit perfunctory; they asked if we (the whole group) had any questions but literally didn't pause to let us ask anything. My interviewers were strange. They were more interested in talking themselves--which is fine except I'm not sure how they plan to evaluate whether I am a good match for the school--and seemed uncomfortable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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General Info

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

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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