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  • University of Michigan Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Ann Arbor
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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?

3

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)?

"What qualities do I look for in a medical school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your background / about the work that you've been doing. (bit tricky with open files -- how much do you repeat, are you boring them?)" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? (i'm a non-trad coming from the public health field so it was important to clarify why I would move from a broader impact field to medicine. It's more typical for med students / physicians to want the public health perspective than vice versa) For those non-trads, practice providing a clear response on this question!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like about U of Michigan? (there was so much!)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What can you say to convince me that you won't struggle in your first year? (My uGPA and MCAT were not stellar despite high grad GPA and lots of experiences). Fair question and fortunately, answered it well! If you know your main weaknesses as a candidate, be very prepared to address that weakness head-on, not make excuses for the past." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, U of Michigan website, U of Michigan student chats (live) and transcripts (all posted online). Felt like I knew the school and the atmosphere of the school really well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, the faculty, the facilities, the admissions team. Fantastic school! The admissions process is extremely transparent and they tell you the # of candidates accepted and give you an exact date of when you will hear a response. Also, the admissions organizes interview days really well. You're always hosted by a number of students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I'm glad that I wore comfortable shoes. We walked around the hospitals and the interviews were in different rooms than the lunch, etc. Comfy shoes are a necessity!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

No 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

Detroit

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Near U of M

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2011

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?

8 out of 10

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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