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  • Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • San Antonio
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Questions about my personal statement and discussions following that. Most of them were along these lines. " Report Response

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

"You have obviously excell in your leadership ability. What would you tell a protege or someone aspiring to your position was the most important skill or personality trait that attributed to your ability and success as a leader?" Report Response

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

"My other interview just talked to me. In my opinion, the best way to figure out if someone is right for your school...see what they're like when relaxed." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"No really interesting questions in my interview, but one person was asked about prevailing ethics problems in medicine, and then the interviewer argued that black-market organs would have been a much better topic than the balance between keeping someone on life support for an extended period of time and their right to die...I thought that was a bit odd." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you require in your learning environment to be successful? Describe the most conducive learning environment for you. What about this school indicates that it will provide what you need?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I searched this sight, went over my essay and app, and practiced answering common med school interview questions with my parents. I also found a list of medical ethics with questions, scenarios and discussion on the best way to deal with them that was really helpful." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Their clinical preparation site is phenominal. All of the students were very amicable and normal. Definitely the coolest and happiest student body of the Texas medical schools. There was a great mix of people. Interviewers were really nice and interesting." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"San Antonio is definitely not Austin, but the area around the medical school is one of the nicer parts of town, and housing is very affordable. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the interviews would be so laid back and enjoyable. Half of my second interview was spent talking about skiing. Definitely know your essay, but other than that, just relax and have fun." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"See above...enjoyable, laid back, fun. The tour is very informative and you get to see a lot of the school's facilities and library." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

the school suggested one

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/06/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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