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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?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Did you enjoy your time at _____? (undergrad school)" Report Response

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

"What do you see as some of the flaws in Obama's health care reform proposals?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I talked to one of my interviewers about gardening, and he showed me a picture of a tobacco hornworm he had found in his yard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Has anyone ever discouraged you from going into medicine? Why hasn't this turned you away? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website, SDN, slept well the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The emergency department is beautiful, as is most of the rest of the building. You get a tricked out computer upon matriculation. The students were so, so friendly. The curriculum is structured well now, but they're changing it to make it even better. It seems like they train you really well to become clinicians." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much, honestly. I wish it weren't in Worcester." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Do not be ashamed if you have to change into your comfy shoes for the tour." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school. I'm crossing my fingers." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2009

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

7 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?

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

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

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Organization is key! My interview invite email said to arrive at 11am for a 2pm interview. So I ar" Report Response

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