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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

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)?

"Summarize your contribution to one of the research projects you listed." Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Why do you enjoy doing research?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How do you intend to balance your time between research and medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you view the day of a typical practicing MD/PhD?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What made you change your mind and become pre-med? (I wasn't pre-med in college)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading questions from this forum, talking to current medical students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Personal attention from faculty and friendly staff" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The -10 degree weather (and that I missed the superbowl!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students are paid from the foundation and not their PI so they can work with their professor of choice." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was amazing. Dinner the first night was only with the other interviewees. The days are grueling so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The evening dinners are much more casual than I thought they would be (jeans and a sweater are ok). Overall, I had a VERY positive experience and just received the call that I will be going there next year! " 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

< $100

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?

Marriott

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/01/2007

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?

6 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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