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  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Rochester
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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Why Mayo?" Report Response

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

"How would you like living in Rochester, MN?" Report Response

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

"Why not a school with a public health school? (PH background)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you have other volunteer experience that you didn't list on AMCAS?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewing Mayo website, especially their "three shields" values, model of care, etc. Stayed with student host and asked lots of questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Immensity of clinical opportunities, small class size, lots of individual attention, amazing facilities, best art that you'll ever see in a hospital." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Rochester: cold winter, early closing time, not lots of cultural life." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Starbucks closes at 6pm. That it's still wicked cold in October. That there would be so much of the clinic to explore. That the 'Subway' system is an underground walkway." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Wonderful place, with some particularities that may not make it for everyone." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

MSP

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2009

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?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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