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UMass Medical School Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor
Worcester, MA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

Interview Details – Guidelines, process, and practice are highly variable. Presentation was given to those within Division, but was not advertised University-wide. No HR involvement until after I was hired. Apparent subjectivity introduces distrust in process.

Interview Question – What is the theme of your research program   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Bio Statistician II Interview

Bio Statistician II

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

Interview Details – There are phone interview and on-site interview. Talked about the experience and background. There were not many technicall questions since it's for fresh graduate.

Interview Question – The questions asked were easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not negotiatable if no backup offer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Associate

Interviewed at UMass Medical School

Interview Details – The PI called me and asked some technical questions, then offered me the position after receiving my future research plans. The overall time is less than 15 minutes, shorter than I expected


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Research Assistant Professor Interview

Research Assistant Professor

I applied through other source and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

Interview Details – I moved with my supervisor to this institution. Since I was at instructor level on track for independence, I was allowed for a slight promotion to this position that allows independence.

Interview Question – How did you handle difficult colleagues?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was all right. Could have done a better job.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

Interview Details – You may send email to the PI to ask if they have any openings there. Got phone interview and then onsite interview. Meet all the persons in the lab and give a talk. Talk with the PI and then get oral offer. official offer will send out in a few days.

Interview Question – Why did you choose us?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Instructional Technologist Interview

Instructional Technologist
Worcester, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 months - interviewed at UMass Medical School in November 2010.

Interview Details – I interviewed with 15 different people over 5 months. The process was a bit ridiculous for a low level project manager job making 60k.

Interview Question – All the questions were quite easy. I was overqualified for the position it seems.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

Interview Details – Very basic questions with a few bio related topics,along with programming questions

Interview Question – Programming questions   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Associate

I applied through other source and interviewed at UMass Medical School.

Interview Details – Moved with lab so there was no interview process

Interview Question – No relevant as I moved with my PI from a different place   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Postdoctoral Associate
Worcester, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at UMass Medical School in July 2010.

Interview Details – It was on Skype. Nothing special just chatted with my prospective PI

Interview Question – He did not asked me anything since he knows me quit awile   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – WE did not have it. But I wish he wee honest about my salary. He said it is up to HR (ahd it was a lie)


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Clinical Policy Analyst Interview

Clinical Policy Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at UMass Medical School in April 2009.

Interview Details – The hiring process is painfully slow and will seem to have stopped. After initial communication several weeks may lapse until the candidate here's from the employer again. Often there is a disconnect between the hiring managers and the HR dept. HR at this organization is TERRIBLE. If you get to interviews, you'll likely meet with your future colleagues who are mostly bright, friendly, and underpaid. Demonstrate that you're a good team player and detailed oriented. Striking the right balance of reserved and out-going is key. Good to air on the side of reserved.

Interview Question – MassHealth is the biggest client of the organization. Do your homework on MassHealth and what comprises policy making. You may get a question like, "What would you do if you had a difficult client with whom you had to work?"   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There's almost no wiggle room in negotiating, and the hiring managers have nothing to do with salary negotiation. It all comes down to HR, so remember that.

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