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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Tell me about your volunteer experience." Report Response

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

"Is there an experience that has had more influence than others on your decision to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What are your study habits?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What most defines you and the person you have become? It can be an experience, a person, or an idea." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No really difficult questions...I guess one could be, ''Tell me something that you took away with you after volunteering at a charity hospital that summer.''" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, googled ''medical school interview questions'' and practiced, UAB's website, brushed up on recent health insurance policies (some people did get that question), reread my applications, essay, and research papers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The M4 that lead our tour was very helpful and had nothing but incredible things to say about the school. It seemed to have given him the education, experience, and contacts he needs to land him whatever residency he wants." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Long orientation before interviews start...but somewhat necessary" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"We have to rank which of the 3 campuses we'd like to be placed that day." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Everything was very impressive. The interviewers were not out to intimidate you at all. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of 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?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2007

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

10 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?

9 out of 10

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