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    Housefan84 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hi everyone I'm new to ValueMd and AUA is now my top choice over SMU and MUA. I have been trying to schedule an interview with J** W***** he actually wants to meet me in person in Miami because I live in the South Florida area. I thought only those in the NY/NJ area had face to face interviews. Because of my dreaded work schedule its hard to find a time when he's in the area and I'm not working. He told me it would definitely be in my favor if we did a face to face interview rather than over the phone but it just seems like it might be more convenient for me to do it over the phone. Do you think it's best for me to try and get the time off from work or take my chances on a phone interview?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    I would take time off work to interview in person, especially if it's been suggested by the school. It shows a level on commitment on your part that could probably be to your benefit.

    I'm in Boston and actually offered to drive down to NYC to interview face to face. So glad I did. The guy was super nice and we now exchange emails on a regular basis. It's been very helpful to put a face with the name.

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    I agree with GoGreen. I'm from DC and flew to NYC for a face-to-face which I think is what worked out greatly to my advantage. That option allows you to truly appreciate the way the admissions staff evaluate applicants and will give a little edge to shine that bright personality ! I'm in for Fall '08 and I cannot possibly imagine having had interviewed over the phone. If they are suggesting that over the phone version, I say DO IT! How hard can it be to take ONE day off for something that may be the biggest step in your life. Good luck and let us know how it went!

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    Thanks Everyone!! for the advice, I'm gonna talk to my boss and make sure I get a late shift if I can't get the day off and I'll definitely report how the interview went.

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    i live in new york and went to new york for the interview

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    Today is the day!

    Hey guys, I ultimately decided to meet with J** W***** and asked my boss to change my schedule so I could have the later shift for that day. Well today is the day!! I'm excited and nervous. I found an old interview thread on the AUA forum so I'm getting my self ready by answering the questions I see in that thread.

    I will definitely try and remember the questions he asked and add how I feel about the whole interview process. Hopefully all will go well today. Wish me luck!

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    I'll probably annoy a lot of people by saying this but there was a time when the acceptance rate was in the mid 90s.

    A good interview might help but it's uncertain to what extent it factors into admissions. Especially when more important things ,like the ability to pay, must be taken into consideration.

    Getting into AUA is relatively easy. Getting off the island unscathed is another matter alltogether. The school has a pretty high attrition rate compared to other carrib schools.

    Notice there was no place in the above post saying to not go to the interview. I'm just saying don't sweat it. Obviously, an in person interview gives the person a chance to see how well you clean up and see if you're presentable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakeislove View Post
    Getting into AUA is relatively easy. Getting off the island unscathed is another matter alltogether
    this is very true...don't think that because the admission standards are obviously easier than Ross, SGU etc that the actual curriculum is easy too. it is very tough, but one thing i can say is that each semester, the course is changed a little for the better - thus all courses are under constant review. this is a good thing and is something i've noticed when talking to students in first and second semesters about how things are in their classes.

    a little off topic but just something to note.
    M.D.

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    I would agree that some professors on the island are tweaking classes with the hopes of improved shelf scores.

    No one should take my pointing out the obvious as trashing the school. Was merely telling the prospective student to not sweat the interview to any extent.

    A lot of people use this forum to bash AUA, I have no plans to join them. That being said, AUA has some issues the administration ultimately must deal with to remain viable.

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