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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"What about (specific specialty I expressed interest in) is appealing to you?" Report Response

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

"How did you come to choose (my undergraduate institution)?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your early life and where you grew up." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I'm curious what your age group thinks about the shortage of primary care physicians." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think a single-payer health care system would affect your future practice?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"UMass website, SDN, health care research (web and books), bioethics research (didn't need it)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The cost ($8000 per year)! The students seem really happy and friendly. The facilities are certainly improving (e.g. brand new simulation lab). The associated hospital seems really happening." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Worcester is not the greatest place but UMass is in a nice area." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

09/16/2008

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

5 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

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