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  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine-Memphis
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Memphis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want a career in medicine instead of pursuing research (with extensive research background in my app)?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you'll transition back into school after taking time off?" Report Response

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

"How did you study for the MCAT?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about your undergrad grades, why do you think they started to improve so dramatically after a slow start?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I got a very long ethical question about a teenager coming into the ER, and the question kept getting more and more complicated. The point was basically how would I handle myself if all these different factors kept complicating treatment." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school, re-read my AMCAS app" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and faculty all have GLOWING things to say about the school. Seriously I've never heard anyone say anything negative about it. Everyone seems to love it and current and former students all give it their highest recommendation. Seemingly great clinical experiences and a surprisingly diverse and competitive match list." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities, specifically the city hospitals, they are old and in a bad part of town and haven't been updated or renovated in decades. I'm not a big fan of the city of Memphis (I lived in Memphis even before applying to med school) but it is a place with a high need for physicians and medical care. There also isn't as big an emphasis on research as many other medical schools I interviewed at, with many students outright saying that they don't emphasize it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, this was my lowest stress interview" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Memphis isn't as dangerous or unsafe as people seem to think, but the city and hospitals are old and dilapidated in places. If you get below the superficial though this is a great community where everyone seems really happy to be studying medicine and getting a great education. And in state tuition is cheap with many scholarships are available!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?


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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

Would you recommend the hotel?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

2 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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