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  • University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Jackson
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

3

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)?

"Tell me about yourself... Why do you want to be a doctor? Why did you attend "x" university? What is one of your strengths as is relevant to medicine? What is a weakness you have, and how are you coping with it or trying to improve on it? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you have any questions for me? What would you like me to tell the admissions committee about you? What is an ethical dilemma you have faced, and how did you deal with it? What do you think about your academic performance? Tell me about your research... Why MD/PhD? What do your parents do? What is one big decision you've made that you are happy about? What is one big decision you've made that you regret? How do you plan on approaching your medical school studies?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would you rather be the glove or the ball?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Would you rather be the glove or the ball?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read their website, read SDN feedback, and looked over my AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"-Admissions folks were very friendly and extremely professional -Interviews were relaxed and low stress -Interviewers were genuinely interested in me and my story -The students who gave us the tour were enthusiastic and pleased to be at the school -New physiology research building is one of the nicest facilities in the country" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The parking for medical students and employees is fairly poor, but what major medical center does not have terrible parking? " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I think I was fairly prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I applied for the MD/PhD program, so here is brief overview of the interview day. 8:45 - Arrived in the admissions office and received a schedule for the day 9:00 - First interview (with researcher) 9:30 - Second interview (with physician) 10:00 - Third interview (with Dr. Case, the Dean of Admissions) 10:30 - Fingerprint and picture session 11:00 - Group exit interview with Dr. Case, during which he gave us an overview of the admissions committee deliberations, and informed us when we would hear a decision from them 11:30 - Lunch and campus tour with two fourth-year medical students 12:45 - The MD-only applicants left, while I went on to more interviews for the PhD portion 1:00 - Meeting with three current MD/PhD students 1:30 - Interview with researcher 2:00 - Interview with physician 2:30 - Exit meeting with Dean of Graduate School" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/27/2007

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep up the great work!" Report Response

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