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  • Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bryan
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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)?

"Tell me what I should say to the admissions committee to advocate on your behalf" Report Response

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

"A long convoluted ethical scenario with three follow up questions" Report Response

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

"Another long convoluted ethical scenario with three follow up questions" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

""Tell me what I should say to the admissions committee to advocate on your behalf. " I personally just hate that question as a lead-off because it's like a bad mix of "tell me about yourself" and "what are your strengths?" If you're fine with it as the only question they ask about you then you'll do just fine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"School website. Premed Playbook; guide to the interview. MSAR. Texas health news websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are nice. The chairs are comfortable. They give you more swag than any other school I've been to or heard about. The chairs are comfortable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is in a pretty inconvenient location. It's not part of A&M proper, but a little way up a highway with nothing around. It's not connected to a hospital either. There's 3 affiliates in the county to rotate at, but they aren't right next to the school. College Station is also pretty congested. I suppose 68k students will do that to a city, but it was not as free flowing as I had hoped." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Old SDN reviews talk about traveling between College Station and Temple for interviews. In 2018 this is not the case. My entire interview day was at College Station (technically Bryan). An interview in Temple will be spent entirely in Temple. The interview day is long! They don't joke around about it going from 8-5. Breakfast left much to be desired to eat before you arrive unless you want some fruit and a donut. Lunch was good though. The interviews don't start until 2:00 pm. So there is a lot waiting in anticipation while you listen to presentations and go on tours. You get to ride a bus over to the county hospital for a tour. Then you get a tour of the anatomy lab and the floor where standardized patient encounters are done. You don't get a tour of anything else though." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Seems to be a good school overall. Some things about the interview day I would personally do different, but I'm not in charge of admissions. The regional campus thing is not explained well on the website, but the 2nd year students hammer it out during lunch. It's also explained during a presentation. I would go here over some other schools I have interviewed at." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

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?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

IAH

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Baymount by Windham in Bryan

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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