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  • University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Salt Lake City
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Questions about my research, I was asked to clarify it more and explain it in simpler terms. " Report Response

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

"I was asked questions on the top 6/8 areas of my application not including MCAT and GPA. Volunteer, Patient Exposure, etc.. etc.." Report Response

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

"Define what you mean by ''health of the nation'' (This was based on a comment I made about my theoretical nation I was running)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A lot of students say they want to go to medical school, what is the difference between you (the ones that do), and the ones that don't go through with it." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Suppose you were the leader of a country that went into a conflict based on data from your advisor and then realized that data was wrong? What would you do? (This seemed too politcal and it made me uneasy)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN printed off all school interview questions in database and reviewed them. Used Kaplan workbook for interviews. Looked on website to make sure I would have some good questions to ask them." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New classrooms, I sat in on two classes which I really liked. One class was great, lecturer was funny and easy to listen to, the other class was boring so we left. Having lunch with the students was helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Faculty interview would always say ''Is there anything else'' after every answer I gave, it made me uneasy. It seemed faculty interview was not familiar with my file." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"GPA and MCAT are not included in the open book interview. The anti-( LDS white male ) thing is a myth, that just happens to be the majority of the people applying so you here stories about how the school won't except you if you fit that mold. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interviewer was great, shared similar interests and was very friendly. Also seem like student had taken the interview seriously and studied my file closely which was helpful. Faculty interview was weird during the last half because of the hypothetical political nation mind game, I was not expecting that. I really hope they enforce the third interview policy on my file if the interview scores differed too much." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

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?

4 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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