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  • University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Toledo
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Lots of ethical questions and questions about my file. Ethical Questions were clearly given to interviewers on a list so they are probably asked to include at least some of them in their interview. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Ethical Questions: What percentage chance of remission would you need to override parental decisions (ie take them to court) to stop treatment of their child? What do you think is the best way to infer whether someone is a person of integrity? A patient faces a life/death decision and asks you to make the decision for him. What do you do? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"I'm sure you've seen bad doctors on your unit. Describe something you see doctors do that you don't like. What is the criticism you hear from others that is the hardest for you to take? What is the thing about becoming a doctor that worries you the most? If you couldn't be a doctor what would you do? What would you like me to tell the admissions committee that I don't see in your file?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"If you couldn't be a doctor, what would you do?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What criticism that you hear from people is the hardest for you to take?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Got a good night's sleep. Looked up previous years questions on SDN Interview Feedback Forum. Went over my file. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Medical Center is directly integrated with the school. USMLE Testing Center is onsite. They do a really good job of supporting students in the residency match process. Great research opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Curriculum is a bit lecture heavy. Competitive grading scale during M1, M2 of Honors, High Pass, Pass, Fail, which to me is really no different from ABC grades." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"We had to find our interviewers in different buildings, so I wish I knew the campus a little better beforehand." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, friendly faculty, supportive of students, nice and collegial student body. Curriculum is a bit too traditional for self-learners like myself." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Econolodge

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/06/2008

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?

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?

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?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Would be more convenient if the secondary process were moved online." Report Response

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