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  • University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Galveston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

2

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)?

"Where are your mother and father from? (they were born outside of the US)" Report Response

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

"What advice has your brother given? (he's an MD)" Report Response

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

"Typical strength/weakness stuff, think about 10 years from now, what if med school doesn't work out, etc... " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were really ''interesting. Mostly standard fare." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will your age play into your time here at our medical school? (I'm a bit younger than well.. just about everyone!)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They hammered into me that their board scores are the best in Texas and PBL (problem-based learning) is the best thing since sliced bread to them. Also, a lot of prep for USMLE is very helpful. Also a completely student-run clinic that you can help with immediately so you have contact with patients within the first WEEK! Yep. Lots of nifty, ''exclusive to Galveston'' research facilities compared to other Texas schools like a BSL4 lab." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some areas of the hospital are ''bleh''. Island itself could definitely use some improvements. Beaches in Galveston are not worth swimming in." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview is really more dependent on who you get than how ''good'' you are as an applicant. A laidback interviewer will make you think UTMB is the best thing since sliced bread, but a harsher one might instead make you through in the towel. Some things you just can't control!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview was pretty nice. I had my interview in the morning after a brief introduction to the school. Interviews are really all over the campus in PhD's office and some parts of the hospital (for MDs). Interview wasn't too stressful as I did some prep-work, but could have been better. Nothing really too obvious except to KNOW the flaws of your application and have a prepared answer for it. There's nothing like trying to answer a question like ''Why haven't you done research?'' or ''Why don't you have more clinical experience?'' because honestly there's NO good answer to those questions and trying to deflect them on the spot can have disastrous results. Also, be aware that they have no idea of your GPA or MCAT while you are interviewing, so there's no bias in your interview." 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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

HOU

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Carpet Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/07/2007

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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