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  • University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Birmingham
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

4

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." Report Response

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

"Tell me more about your reasons for wanting to become a physician." Report Response

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

"How does your public health education and practice relate to the field of medicine? [I am an epidemiologist]" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"n/a" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"n/a" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Studied my AMCAS and supplement application, read everything on the UAB website, did some personal reflection." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Professionalism of admissions staff, size and quality of medical education facilities, the expansive health care infrastructure in Birmingham, the comments from current students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The absence of an anatomy/histology course. I like the new "integrated" curriculum, but it's a shame that new students are missing out on hardcore anatomic knowledge." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had done more mental preparation for how annoying some of the 20 year old pre-med kids were. Some...not all. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The School of Medicine at UAB is definitely an underdog in terms of prestige. The high quality of their educational and residency programs don't reflect that status, though. Also, please realize that there are 3-5 INDIVIDUAL interviews that last for 25 minutes each. This questionnaire doesn't have a good way to convey that fact." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/08/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make the tour of the medical campus a bit more extensive." Report Response

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