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  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Detroit
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"So you did this?" Report Response

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

"What does your brother do for a living?" Report Response

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

"What was your gpa in high school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing. The interviewer just read off my AMCAS file. He wouldn't even ask a question, he would just like an an extracurricular I had listed and discussed briefly in AMCAS, and then say, ''So you did ______.'' That was it. He would just make a statement, wouldn't ask anything about it, and would just expect you to discuss it further than you already did on AMCAS. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. There were few questions asked, and the ones that were asked were of little value. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN, msar, website, my amcas and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Online lectures that you can stream. I hate attending lecture because I feel I learn better on my own, so this feature is a nice caveat for a school to have." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities. The area. The student body. The hospital. The lack of a research program for non-PhD students. Did I mention the facilities? To put it simply, the only thing that is attractive about Wayne is the instate tuition and the online lectures. Everything is? Well, it stinks." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was an old weeny who couldn't hold a conversation for very long. He was unimpressed and disinterested with everything on my application, which is odd because I got into UMich and NYU already, so someone must find it impressive. He also misunderstood my research, asking me to tell him about amino acids. Excuse me? You want me to give you a lecture on amino acids and what they are, or do you want to know about my prion research? He also looked at my EC's and goes, ''well, this fits the mold of the prep type applicant.'' What is that supposed to mean? These are just two examples of many that show my interviewer was not quite right in the head. However, beyond the dull interview, I left Detroit feeling very underwhelmed about the school itself. Having already been to four other great schools, Wayne is by far the least impressive school I have seen to date. The facilities are from 60s, the adjacent hospital is old, the medical library is unusable, there is no research establishment to help non-PhD students obtain grants for research (it's all do it yourself unlike other schools that have programs to set you up with researchers and grant money), the student life is non-existent, it's like a community college where no one knows anyone, instead they all just stream lectures online and show up for exams. Also, you don't necessarily stay in Detroit to get the great clinical exposure everyone raves about, instead you're subject to a lottery that can ship you to hospitals such as Oakwood (gasp!). It's not all bad though. Wayne does have great clinical exposure 3rd and 4th years and they do have an impressive match list, so they must be doing something right. In summary, I would only choose Wayne for the instate tuition and nothing else. You can get similar clinical training at other institutions without all the baggage that comes with going to school a commuter school in Detroit. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

1 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/10/2007

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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