UT Houston INTERVIEW... please help me.. thanks! - page 2

i have an interview for the university of texas health science center. i'm happy and very nervous. i will have a writing sample and personal interview... it will last 4 hours total. wow! :eek: ... Read More

  1. by   OnMyWay2b1
    Hi lilywhite,

    How did the interview go with UT? I recently interviewed there as well. Did they mention when you should hear back from them regarding a decision?

    Good luck!!
  2. by   emag
    I am applying for the Spring of 2010 as well and I see you guys are already getting interviews? I am confused. The application deadline is Sep 1st and I was under the impression they didnt begin interviewing until after all the applications were recieved. How are they determining who gets interviews when they havent recieved all the applications? Were you waitlisted from last semester or something? Just to clarify...the interviews you just attended in June are for Spring 2010? When did you have completed applications (transcripts, NET scores, etc) and from that time how long until you were contacted for an interview? I feel as though I am at a disadvantage or something because I am turning in my paperwork closer to the deadline due to summer school....should I feel this way? Please advise
  3. by   Yesuba
    Quote from OnMyWay2b1
    Hi lilywhite,

    How did the interview go with UT? I recently interviewed there as well. Did they mention when you should hear back from them regarding a decision?

    Good luck!!

    I interviewed on July 28th, there were just 6 of us. They said we should be hearing from them in aba 3wks. I still have not heard anything from them. I call twice a week to check on my admission status( must be very annoying but...)
    The interview was great. Everyone spent less than 10min during the actual interview and there was only 1 faculty interviewing. Asking the usual questions...why nursing? why should we admit u?,when did u feel compassionate aba something?, any medical experience? some questions aba courses taken (hw many times u took a course and the grade)? be ready to discuss hw to handle the course loads in the semester.

    I will be calling them soon.
    good luck
  4. by   Yesuba
    Quote from emag
    I am applying for the Spring of 2010 as well and I see you guys are already getting interviews? I am confused. The application deadline is Sep 1st and I was under the impression they didnt begin interviewing until after all the applications were recieved. How are they determining who gets interviews when they havent recieved all the applications? Were you waitlisted from last semester or something? Just to clarify...the interviews you just attended in June are for Spring 2010? When did you have completed applications (transcripts, NET scores, etc) and from that time how long until you were contacted for an interview? I feel as though I am at a disadvantage or something because I am turning in my paperwork closer to the deadline due to summer school....should I feel this way? Please advise

    Most of us were on the waitlists from the last application pool.
  5. by   OnMyWay2b1
    Hi lilywhite,

    Thanks for your response! I interviewed there on June 15th, and there were only 6 of us there as well. At the time of the interview, they told us we should hear something back by the end of July. Needless to say, I have not heard anything back either, and the waiting game is so stressful.. I called there last week to check my status, and I was told that the committee had not yet made a decision and that they might meet sometime this week. Therefore, it is still not quite clear of exactly when we will hear back from them or when they will actually make a decision. It's good to know that I am not the only one who has given them a call to check on my status. I think I will be calling back soon if I don't hear anything sometime next week...
  6. by   amomin2006
    The writing sample is based on a medical situation to see how you are with your critical thinking. My situation was a 17 year old boy who is brain dead and his mom and stepdad want to donate his organs. How do you handle this? The interviewer asked me the following questions: Please tell me about you and your background. Why do you want to be a nurse? What is your definition of compassion? Give an example of how you showed compassion to a patient. How many times did you take A & P II? (Also some others but I'm drawing a blank right now). I would recommend that your dress code be business (when you mean business you dress for business!).
  7. by   OnMyWay2b1
    I just want to say to everyone who has recently interviewed with UT SON for Spring 2010 admission, check your Utlink status! The wait may finally be over.

    I checked this morning, after checking everyday for the millioneth time :behindpc:and my status now says: You have been granted provisional admission. Admission letter in the mail.

    I GOT IN!!!

    It's like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I am sooo excited!

    Good luck to everyone who has already interviewed as well as those who are applying, and please update when you find out about your acceptance!
    Last edit by OnMyWay2b1 on Aug 18, '09
  8. by   Yesuba
    Quote from OnMyWay2b1
    I just want to say to everyone who has recently interviewed with UT SON for Spring 2010 admission, check your Utlink status!

    I checked this morning, after checking everyday for the millioneth time :behindpc:and my status now says: You have been granted provisional admission. Admission letter in the mail.

    I GOT IN!!!

    It's like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I am sooo excited!

    Good luck everyone and please update when you find out about your acceptance!

    Congrats!!! I also got in!! and the good news is i got in for fall instead of spring. i'm super excited . I got my packet yesterday. Now for the real challenge! I left a spot for some lucky person in spring,good luck to you all! I'll be keeping you posted
  9. by   OnMyWay2b1
    Congratulations lilywhite!!!! I know you are super excited! And yes, now some lucky applicant will take your spot for the Spring. It's great that you were able to receive a spot already for the Fall just as you preferred.

    I can't wait to receive that packet in the mail. That is when it will finally sink in that i've actually been accepted.


    Once again, congrats!!!
  10. by   Yesuba
    Thank you to you all!! for all of your advice and tips! it did really help.
  11. by   Yesuba
    Quote from OnMyWay2b1
    Congratulations lilywhite!!!! I know you are super excited! And yes, now some lucky applicant will take your spot for the Spring. It's great that you were able to receive a spot already for the Fall just as you preferred.

    I can't wait to receive that packet in the mail. That is when it will finally sink in that i've actually been accepted.


    Once again, congrats!!!

    yayyy!! luckily for me i have all of my shots, cpr, physical exams done...i stll need the background check n drug screening, which should be over by the end of this week. Kinda overwhelming and i was expecting it, giving admission @ 2wks to the start of class but i'm grateful!
  12. by   Yesuba
    Quote from amomin2006
    The writing sample is based on a medical situation to see how you are with your critical thinking. My situation was a 17 year old boy who is brain dead and his mom and stepdad want to donate his organs. How do you handle this? The interviewer asked me the following questions: Please tell me about you and your background. Why do you want to be a nurse? What is your definition of compassion? Give an example of how you showed compassion to a patient. How many times did you take A & P II? (Also some others but I'm drawing a blank right now). I would recommend that your dress code be business (when you mean business you dress for business!).
    Those are the same quetsions I was asked and the critical thinking too! She did asked if i had any medical experience( i had jx gotten my CNA card). And u'll be asked to discuss hw u can manage the semester work load.
  13. by   OnMyWay2b1
    Wow, getting admitted 2 weeks before the start of class is cutting it close, but at least you have handled just about everything needed. That guaranteed you that spot for the Fall! I'm sure you will be just fine.

    Yes, it is overwhelming and now I have to begin everything as well, but I am just as grateful. Good luck on finishing everything up and getting ready to start in two weeks! Please keep us posted on how the program goes and what to expect.

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