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  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Worcester
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about yourself. (And that was the whole interview... very relaxed)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing was out of the ordinary." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you deal with difficult patients?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, umass website, talking to a friend who goes there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities are nice and new (sim lab), people seemed happy, new construction, expansion of research programs (nobel prize recently)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"location (worcester), other interviewees were years older than me( only a couple were still college seniors, others have been in industry for 3+ years) which is good but I wish i could also hang out with people my age" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"UMass takes a while to get a decision back to you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Arrival in the morning, presentation by admissions staff, have some breakfast and students come in and talk and give a presentation. We take a tour and have 2 interviews. Some interviews may be off campus, but they provide shuttles and everything. The admissions staff actually does look at SDN interview feedback for ways to improve. I appreciate that. They run a smooth day and I was impressed with UMass!" 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2008

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They do a great job and actively elicit feedback." Report Response

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