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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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. Tell me about: Volunteer work, how it affected me, what I learned from it, what kind of doctor I wanted to be, what specific event made me interested in medicine." Report Response

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

"Tell me about: research (details), guitar playing, shadowing, what I did as an undergrad, what else do I need to know about u." Report Response

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

"Tell me about: Where Im from, church, research, job shadowing and what I learned, volunteer work and how it affected me, Phillies or Yankees, Alabama football, high school activities, Greek activities." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would I rather work as a doctor with adults or children and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How did being an Eagle scout help you in every day life? (After talking about guitar) How do you think music could benefit medicine? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read every question on this site for UAB and made a Q and A sheet. Listen to stuff u should know podcast and this american life podcast on health reform and read about it in the economist. Knew my AMCAS stuff backwards and forwards and knew every aspect of my research. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Every one was very laid back, nice, and seemed to just want to get to know you." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Video was kinda boring, the interview rooms are tiny, but none of that really matters." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How chill everything was so I wouldn't of have to prepare so much and freak out so much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Questions I thought I was gonna be asked but wasn't: Why do u wanna be a doctor? Why UAB? Healthcare reform. My MCAT stuff. My classes and GPA. Everything was basically tell me and elaborate on... Volunteer work, shadowing, research, and how it has effected me and my medical interest." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

10/29/2009

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?

10 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?

10 out of 10

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