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  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Little Rock
Individual Feedback 3 56 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 48
Negatively 4
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.08 52

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.89 45

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
7.08 38

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 0
20 minutes 0
25 minutes 0
30 minutes 4
35 minutes 2
40 minutes 2
45 minutes 13
50 minutes 12
55 minutes 2
60+ minutes 21

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 55
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 21
In a group 33

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 0
Closed file 55

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.27 55

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you relieve stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"In 20 years, when you look back on your career as a physician, what one question will you ask yourself that will show you that you have made a difference?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a treating patient X, and patient X decided not to proceed with any further treatment, how would you deal with such a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There are a lot of health care reform activities in California, what is your take on it ?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you define success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. All we know about you is your name." More from this Member | Report Response

"What generous act have you done in the past 48 hours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAMS? (out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your support system be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-greatest disappointment/achievement -hardest/most fun science/non-science classes -any regrets about school? -GPA, MCAT" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Arkansas? (i am out of state)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD? Why not just MD? Why not just PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What leadership roles have you had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are 2 negative things about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read recently? What is your favorite movie? What was the last song you heard on the radio? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why am I applying to UAMS, and what motivated me to pursue a medical career." More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your family think about you trying to become a doctor? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Arkansas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of data does microarrays offer? Does this directly correlate to biochemical signals." More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family feel about you applying to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"General background info? Rank the following for med student: integrity, intelligence, work ethic. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself. We know nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself? Tell us about your research experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect to pay for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you will be competitive with the students that come from bigger schools?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you decide to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to attend the University of Arkansas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"We don't know you, so tell us about you and who you are." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What was the most difficult class for you during undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What fields of medicine are your interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging thing as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had any paid employment before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in UAMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the divorce rate of first-year medical students? (After noticing my engagement ring)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of support system do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAMS? (I'm out of state) " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to balance school, family, and friends? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"-detail in-state ties -worked on a team? -leadership experience? -how did you choose which schools to apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Since this interview is closed file, what would you like us to tell the Adcom that they wont be able to tell from you AMCAS" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Arkansas? Is moving a Problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to study in Arkansas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about alternative medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most difficult thing about medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAMS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did it take this long (>14 years) for me to proceed with my medical school application. (I'm very well prepared for this question)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan to pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kinda bio research I had done" More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer experience do you have." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the clinical experiences that you have had." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"From the obnoxious med student: Are you ready to give your life as you know it to become a doctor? I wanted to laugh, but managed to pinch myself and keep a straight face." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do for fun." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend? How would he describe you? Describe any obstacles you have overcome." More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that 40 years from now you are a doctore and about to receive an award from the local Kiwanis club. What do you hope they will they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you would improve about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What hospital work have you done? Have any patient contact?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to show that you are compassionate and that you will make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that raising a child will make medical school more difficult?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do older doctors say to you about entering medicine? Do they discourage you because of the current insurance climate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you have a realistic picture of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Arkansas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you treat a patient who was dying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities outside of medicine do you participate in? (I took this to mean extracurricular activities and jobs.)" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you manage your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stressful situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of your leadership experience and tell us how it demonstrates your leadership style." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about Obama's healthcare reform and the public option?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Does race affect healthcare and will the election of Obama change this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you cope with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you pay for this if not accepted to MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you weighed the costs of becoming a doctor and the strains on family life compared with taking a less stressful job with my present education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could tell the admissions committee just one thing to convince them to admit you, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your belief system conflicted with a patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you discovered you made an error in a patient's care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would you be a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most interesting non-science class you took as an undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I plan to pay for medical school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do? No ethical questions and nothing you couldn't answer. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What volunteer experience I had outside hospital volunteering" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were denied at all other medical schools this year, but accepted to Arkansas, would you attend or apply again?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does your family feel about you entering med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What activities do you participate in outside of academia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings on stem cell research? How do you feel about euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you value most? Strength/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you apply here" More from this Member | Report Response

"Greatest strength/weakness? What one thing should you brag about to us? If you had a month to do anything (paid) what would it be? What if you dont get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to you handle stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you sure you are ready for the stress of medschool? are you positive?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you can handle being an MD/PhD? What do you know about their lifestyle?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you overcome adversity in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school? OH GOD!!!!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about your educational background." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a decisive moment when you knew you wanted to go to medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you spend your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you do not get into shcool?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself, any medical experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on paying for school?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could have dinner with three living people, who would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you consult with a family who has a son that needs a leg amputated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a treating patient X, and patient X decided not to proceed with any further treatment, how would you deal with such a situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why haven't you considered attending schools further away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your unconscious patient's religious beliefs conflict with the treatments you know they need?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of your leadership experience and tell us how it demonstrates your leadership style." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation in which your patient is angry and doesnt want your help?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like for us to remember as your strength?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Does your family support your decision to pursue medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Little Rock and the surrounding area? (I am instate)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what would be the ideal health care system in my view" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go to any 3 places on Earth, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you saw a fellow student cheating on an exam?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were typical questions that are asked on interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you were a resident and administered someone the wrong medication." More from this Member | Report Response

"''If I gave you a check for 10 million dollars, what would you do?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Recently some lawsuits have gone to a higher court regarding experimental medications and their availability to the public. Do you think such medications should be available to the public? ... long conversation from there" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the obesity epidemic, and what steps would you take to resolve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Somewhat of a standard...I'm an officer on a life raft with 5 subordinates, with only enough food for 4 of them, who would I throw overboard. " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a child needed a blood transfusion but the parents were of a faith that did not allow a transfusion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you enjoy other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been more influential in your life: family or friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you want from your family doctor if you only had 3-6 months left to live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked if I were to sit down and have dinner with a person (famous or otherwise), who would it be and why? -Had to think of a person real quick - luckily, I already had a person in mind." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the lastest book you have read. I had three interviewers and one was quite the whole time and never talked until i talked about the book and he wrote it down and said he was interested to read it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a situation in which you were unable to cure a patient (i.e. terminal cancer)? What would be your plan for patient care? What would you say to the family? " More from this Member | Report Response

"We talked about some of my research exp." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do I think are potential treatments for Cancer" More from this Member | Report Response

"Really weren't any interesting questions; it was very low key get to know you type questions" More from this Member | Report Response

""Are there areas that we haven't touched on that you would like us to highlight in your evaluation?"- only b/c this was a softball question which allowed me to hit all the points I wanted to hit." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress and what kind of support system do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"What cell in the body would you like to be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with a racist patient? (this came out of what we were talking about. They realize i havent been trained to do this yet)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that 40 years from now you are a doctore and about to receive an award from the local Kiwanis club. What do you hope they will they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do to reduce stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"True/False A good doctor practices his craft all the time. WARNING: The answer was FALSE b/c a good doctor makes time to READ to keep abreast of current research and techniques in his/her field." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose between implanting a pacemaker into a late-stage Alzheimer's patient or vaccinating 300 people in a third world country, which would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a child's parents refuse a transfusion that the child must have to survive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your strong ties to the state. Lead to an interesting conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about euthenasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your best friend." More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were in the interviewer's chair, what question would I ask me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been the most stressful time in your life. How did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a backup plan if you don't get in next year?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How will you handle the stress of medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you suggest we do if there is no money for health reform?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Will the new health care reform be good or bad for primary care physicians?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are never admitted to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on managing your time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right or a privlige?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What generous act have you done in the past 48 hours?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest achievement?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your shadowing and observation opportunities, what about medicine impressed you negatively?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See #3." More from this Member | Report Response

"none really, all standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was an applicant with credentials identical to yours, why should we choose you over him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the health care system." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why UAMS? (since I'm not an Arkansas resident)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem physicians have." More from this Member | Report Response

"There was one hypothetical question that really stood out to me. I was asked if I could choose to do an internship on either an Indian reservation or in an international, red-cross hospital, if I would choose either of those options over a traditional internship." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been to an ER? Do you know what race most of the people in the ER are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are three people that you would like to be able to sit down with over a meal and talk to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I think that the healthcare systems of Canada or England would be effective in the U.S.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What health program would you develop for children if you could develop anything you wanted?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none were really difficult" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a personal flaw and what you're doing to improve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you portray yourself in a negative light?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"What hobbies do you have outside of sports. I play sports all the time and really couldn't think of anything to say.. i got flustered and said i liked working in my research lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too difficult. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why was I interested in a field so far from my engineering background" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty easy." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the U.S. Healthcare system as opposed to other nations. What can be done to improve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really- the only difficult thing was that the interviewers didn't really seem to respond to my answers so I felt like I was just kind of trailing off." More from this Member | Report Response

"What support system, outside your family, do you have that will allow you to succeed in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your feelings are about evolution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a captain in the Air Force and your plane goes down in the middle of the ocean. There are 20 survivors and they are all on the same raft. You have to throw 3 people overboard or else everyone dies. Who do you pick and how to do you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your weaknesses. How do you deal with them." More from this Member | Report Response

"above" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretend that 40 years from now you are a doctore and about to receive an award from the local Kiwanis club. What do you hope they will they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to write a letter to President Bush about healthcare ,what would you tell him to do to reduce the costs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think an MD/PhD does after graduation? How does he/she get jobs? How do you think an MD/PhD surgery resident makes time for research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about brain death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a bed ridden patient refuses treatment for bed sores and would rather be left to pass on due complications from the infection." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about yourself. There are 2 interviewers and they know nothing about you except your name. Felt like I had to hurry up and tell them everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"my greatest weekness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the hardest part of attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is healthcare a right?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite organ system." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a patient who needed surgery, but her insurance would not cover it, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read SDN interview reviews to see what could be asked and prepared answers for those questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"I studied healthcare policies, scheduled 3 practice medical school interviews that my university offers, and reflected on how I would answer a wide range of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview. Read up on information about the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Youtube videos Pre-med club practice interviews during sophomore year" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a book on medical school interview and prepare from questions on here :)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interviews, SDN forum" More from this Member | Report Response

"Made a list of potential questions from this survey, and came up with a few key points for each. Also, stayed current on politics and health care reform from the newspaper." More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed a lot of information about the school's history, read a lot of sample medical ethics questions and prepared responses to them, and read through my AMCAS thoroughly so I would be able to talk to them about anything the committee wouldn't see in my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a lot of literature on the school and practiced interview questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mock interview, read up on healthcare reform and medical ethics, SDN, read over my essays and research publications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friends, Premed interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview with premed advisor, SDN interview feedback, kept up with healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"mock interview, question list" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UAMS Website, prepared a list of things I wanted to convey to admissions committee about myself, read on current issues, presidential election, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed Personal Statement, Mock interview with Pre-Med Committee," More from this Member | Report Response

"read my AMCAS, UAMS website and brochure, watch news, read up on health care topics and ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"I reviewed obvious questions like "Tell me about yourself." "Why do you want to be a doctor?" and "Why UAMS?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on current affairs pertaining to medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over personal statement. Reviewed my research projects to make sure I know all the details. Looked at SDN for previous student interview feedbacks. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the interview feedback on SDN, read the school's website." More from this Member | Report Response

"School website, kaplan's workbook questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview feedback, read some SDN, and lots of bioethics topics and relevant topics in healthcare." More from this Member | Report Response

"this website, went over my application, checked out the school's website" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN forums, talking through possible questions and my responses in my mind" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, UAMS website, reading Taking Sides on Bioethical Issues, mock interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"Used this website, read news sites for current events, and looked over my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at SDN, read over some possible questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed aware of the news and popular media, SDN interview feedback" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS personal statement, about the school (UAMS). Also did a trial run from the hotel to the interview site just in case I get lost in an unfamiliar environment." More from this Member | Report Response

"This site focused and composed myself... not much" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing special really. Just made sure to get there early to figure out where I needed to go." More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just looked up common questions asked and tried to come up with quality answers." More from this Member | Report Response

"I read some stuff on SDN..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at SDN, at my AMCAS, and other random questions I found on the internet." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the newspaper, read SDN, read about the school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Showered, did my hair, just kidding! Did a mock interview and use this site." More from this Member | Report Response

"read interview feedback, searched internet sites, " More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Interview Feedback, read SDN, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my AMCAS application, the UAMS website and tried to talked to people involved with the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I spoke with friends, faculty, read this website, read the pfizer medical school prep book and had a mock premed interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"5-month sporadic prep: read magazines, watched news, read books, websites, talked w/ advisors, profs, and other students" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read feedback from this site, read a little about the school, and relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stretching, running lines, and push-ups!!! Actually, I simply tried to sleep well the nights leading up to it and to remember to be myself." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was not my first interview, so I just reviewed my AMCAS and notes I had made for previous interviews." More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, had previous interviews so most of the questions I heard before." More from this Member | Report Response

"Sleep" More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, talk to current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over amcas, practiced mock interview" More from this Member | Report Response

"Slept" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website, talked to others applicants, and read the newspaper." More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus was nice!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers displayed genuine interest in me as I answered their questions. The interview was more conversational than anything, and that decreased my anxiety during the session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Campus. Environment. Location." More from this Member | Report Response

"How friendly and nice both interviewers were." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very welcoming and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The relaxing atmosphere at the interview location" More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus looks brand new-- almost every building is state of the art!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities were extremely nice (I guess that's what a $350 million campus expansion buys!), the physicians/faculty that interviewed me were very friendly and reassuring, and the admissions office staff were enthusiastic and approachable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities of the school and the friendliness of the staff and students (excluding the interviewers.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very kind and helpful (faculty, students and fellow applicants)." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"the addition of new facilities around campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities" More from this Member | Report Response

"The skills lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"what a relaxing atmosphere they created, the orientations was hilarious and set me at ease ( i actually forgot to be nervous), their practice-patient examination rooms (they use actors as patients so you can practice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendliness of faculty and administration, quality of facilities, curriculum structure" More from this Member | Report Response

"The easy access to technology afforded to students. I loved the student clinic where you can request a standardized patient anytime you want one." More from this Member | Report Response

"These are some major research going at UAMS if any applicant is interested: Multiple myeloma and spinal cord. There's also a Geriatrics Center." More from this Member | Report Response

"The new facilities. Friendliness of faculty, staff, students." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff was very friendly and positive. They hosted an hour long orientation to ease the stress of interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"There were many impressive things about the school, but the most impressive thing was the Clinical Skill Center, where med. students practice their clinical skills on standardized patients. The facilities were absolutely amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UAMS has some great facilities. They are really focused on making great doctors (and researchers which is a huge plus for MD/PhD applicants =). They allow you to interact with standardized patients in the first year of school, and from what I understand you may request a standardized patient at any time if you would like to gain additional experience or practice before an exam." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was excited to hear about the emphasis placed on clinical skills and family medicine. I was worried coming into the interview that research would be heavily stressed, but it wasn't." More from this Member | Report Response

"The commitment to research, and growth of the facility." More from this Member | Report Response

"The schools drive to keep research going in order to provide up to date treatment options for its patients. Also, the clinical skills center which last year enabled the school to have a 100% pass rate for Step 2 clinical skills portion of the test. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Though they have a number of research facilities, their number one focus is on clinical medicine. Also, they have a lot of new buildings/programs to make this a great school in the coming years." More from this Member | Report Response

"The campus is really expanding, and they have a big center for cancer research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Some world-renowned programs, warmth of the medical school, campus expansion" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't realize UAMS would be this huge. Kind of sterotyped it prior to my arrival. (this would be a bad attitude for a would be MD)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The 6-7 floor boulding in the center was built with tobacco settlement money" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview experience... I had two faculty interviewers, and we had a great conversation. They often asked each other the same questions that they asked of me (what are some problems in health care? how to fix them? etc.). I enjoyed hearing the perspectives of experience physicians on these topics. Also, the presentation at the start of the session was really funny. It really took advantage of some of those Arkansas stereotypes. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoy the rural nature surrounding little rock, and the facilities are nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilites are very nice and the presentation was very informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"relaxed atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities and research opportunities esp. Arkansas Children's and the Cancer Research Center" More from this Member | Report Response

"The people were extremely nice. I read that it was relaxed, but they really make the interviewee comfortable. Dr. Meena (the presentation Dr.) was hilarious." More from this Member | Report Response

"We got to see a lot on the tour, the interviewers (for the most part) were helpful and very kind, I liked what I saw of the school!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical skills lab." More from this Member | Report Response

"The patient care opportunities available early on. Research and facilities are nice as well. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was awesome. Very friendly and open interviewers, and mine went really well. Seems like they just want to get to know you a bit." More from this Member | Report Response

"The friendliness of the administration and the extent to which they tried to make the interview process a relaxing experience were both very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was very friendly and were very informative. My interviewers were very friendly and were very interested in me and the students were very postive and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice everyone was!!! They really went the distance to make you comfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's facilities and programs offered were much more extensive than I had realized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone from support staff, to speakers, to intervieweres were extremely friendly and supportive." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were both interesting and intelligent people. I would like to be in their classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"emphasis on clinical aspects" More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible facilities, very nice faculty and staff. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very open and friendly atmosphere" More from this Member | Report Response

"The great classrooms. Great hospital. Friendly students. Laid-back atmosphere. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How nice the people were. The interviewers were not a part of the admissions board. They were advocates and not adversaries. I liked that a lot!" More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewers seemed to be just reading off questions. I was hoping it would have felt more like a conversation. (This was obviously probably partly my fault.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers had no interest whatsoever" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Got stuck in Ed II's elevator during the tour" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The visit to campus and interview showed me that this may be one of the best kept secrets as far as medical schools go." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers seemed very two-faced. They were very nice when I walked in, but became extremely intimidating and almost rude during the interview. They were nice again as I was leaving. One of the interviewers even said, "It's a good sign that you're still smiling."" More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't get to see the anatomy labs...which are in a basement." More from this Member | Report Response

"underground anatomy lab" More from this Member | Report Response

"small gym with no bench press but impressed with the trainers ability to train people to bench 500 lbs" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing I can think of" More from this Member | Report Response

"some of the buildings are ancient (student union, library)" More from this Member | Report Response

"The area surrounding the school was not the best looking neighborhood. " More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews held on a Saturday, so I couldn't see what the school looked like in ''normal operations.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"I left with an overall positive impression, and I can't think of much that left a negative impression on me aside from some of the other applicants, some of whom were a bit rude. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I am from CA so of course this area is quite small and quaint. Personally this was not negative, but this could be a negative point to some people. So if you are looking for a lively diverse area, this probably is not the place for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Talking with the fourth year who was a part of my interview reinforced that medicine is a hard field to get into and requires a lot of devotion and a bit of sacrifice - I don't think this is unique to this one school, so in a way, it was good to have the honesty." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seemed less student focused, and more research focused." More from this Member | Report Response

"They want people that are going to stay in Arkansas after graduation/residency." More from this Member | Report Response

"Student body philosophy" More from this Member | Report Response

"The school's okay, but the downtown area was a little bit subdued compared to other metropolitan areas." More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought Little Rock would have been a bigger city. Has really no place to eat anywhere near campus nor around its "square"" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish their was more interaction with students. Because the interview sessions are on Saturdays, there aren't that many students around. We only had one tour guide for most of the time, and though she was helpful, it would have been nice to hear some other perspectives." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour guides were students and not well orginized. I watched the tour guide go though her web CT online course info in painful detail. We kept splitting into groups and running into each other again etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers did not really seem like they knew what they were doing. It seemed like they were reading out of a list of questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers could barely speak english. We had a hard time communicating." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour wasn't very good. I learned a lot from the presentations, but we didn't actually see all that much." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour sucked and was really uninformative." More from this Member | Report Response

"The students didn't seem happy to be there. The tour sucked. UAMS didn't really try to sell their school. Maybe they think that all state residents will end up going there, which could not be farther from the truth." More from this Member | Report Response

"The student tour was unenthusiastic" More from this Member | Report Response

"Well compared to other schools UAMS day is rather poor. The presentation on the history of UAMS is pretty boring/irrelevant. The whole day seemed less focused on impressing applicants than some other schools. I'm not too enthused about the fact that they're switching curriculum style in what would be my second year.. guinea pig anyone? New construction is coming, but may not be usefull to me. The hospital is obviously not as impressive as some others i've visited. That said, they are probably not as worried about impressing you b/c of their focus on AR applicants. However I feel this is a disservice to the school in regards to the top applicants who will get in somewhere else." More from this Member | Report Response

"Took us on a tour that never actually saw anything. It was somewhat understandable but we just walked to the room next to the gross anatomy lab, went to a small annex of the library and went to the closed door of the cafeteria. None of that actually allowed me to see the facilities any better." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was dropped off in front of the EdII building and I only had directions from the parking garage. Since I did not park I entered on the basement level and was lost running around in circles from floor to floor until I was directed to the correct place. I just wanted to know what floor the grand concourse area was on." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not being asked enough questions about my character and personality--most questions were about my research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Part of the tour was pointless simply because they were telling us things that went way too in depth than touring students really needed to know." More from this Member | Report Response

"A senior med student was one of the interviewers." More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour. maybe it's a downfall of trying to find students who want to give tours on Saturday, but they didn't have much to say and showed little enthusiasm. The presenter in the library talked for 30 minutes while we stood there with eyes glazing over!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was supposed to be closed so that they just get a feel of the person. I was asked my MCAT and GPA within the first five minutes." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"The bagels." More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How relaxed and conversational the interview was. I would not have stressed out as much if I had known that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to worry/stress over potentially tough medical ethics questions during the interview, because the interview was VERY laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"Suggested accommodations in the area for an overnight stay. Other than that, they covered all the things I needed to expect for an interview and visiting their campus." More from this Member | Report Response

"Mean interviewers aren't always a bad thing, and not everyone gets nice interviewers. The majority of people I talked to who had had an interview with UAMS said that their interview was extremely laid back. One even said that they talked about snowboarding the entire time... That was definitely not my experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was expensive to fly into LR." More from this Member | Report Response

"That it is really laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"to get a hold of a student on my own to crash at his pad" More from this Member | Report Response

"the interviewers' names" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the interviews would be held in such a relaxed format." More from this Member | Report Response

"none." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't as informed about the research going on at UAMS as I would have liked to have been. There is a lot more research going on there than I realized." More from this Member | Report Response

"This was my first experience, so the whole thing was new to me. What I think would have been helpful would be to go over aspects of myself that I wanted to make sure to communicate during the interview, and then make sure to touch on them often during our discussion. I feel like I let the interviewers guide the conversation too much." More from this Member | Report Response

"The length and open-endedness of the interview. I would have prepared a more in-depth explanation of why I wanted to go to med school, etc. I thought that time would prohibit that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tour guides aren't really inviting to questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the breakfast food would be pretty disappointing. I would have grabbed something beforehand. " More from this Member | Report Response

"That we wouldn't get done till 1:30. I would have eaten a bigger breakfast had I known. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How uninformative the tour would be b/c I would have left instead of staying." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the presentation in the library was going to put me to sleep." More from this Member | Report Response

"That I'd have 3 interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"that the interview is really laid back and there was no need to stress about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"I did not know that UAMS prepared students with a 10 week course their senior year on issues of economics, insurance and real life situations. I also did not know they allow patient contact the first year. The geriatric research that is going on is amazing also. They are working on an Alzhiemers' vaccine." More from this Member | Report Response

"That the MD and MDPhD interviews were combined into one session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone one else there had nicely tailored suits. I still looked sharp in a nice sport coat and slacks but felt a little out of place. My suit had a small hole that had developed in the arm." More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"That the only thing the interviewers knew about me was my name." More from this Member | Report Response

"Find out where to park. Make your self famiiiar with the building and know where to go. It makes you look more prepared. Who wants to walk around in a suit all morninig looking for the meeting room?" More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was great, the tour was amazing, and the people at UAMS genuinely care about who you are and what you have to offer the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a wonderful interview experience at UAMS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be yourself! The interviewers are very friendly and genuinely want to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAMS is definitely one of the top med schools in the region. Even I wasn't from Arkansas, I would consider it one of the my top choices." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was very impressed with UAMS, their facilities, and their approachability. Regardless of whether they accept you or not, they make an effort to make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the application and interview process. The hospitals they run and work with, the faculty that interviewed us, the educational facilities we toured, our med student tour guides, and even the fruit and cheese tables in the waiting area were all top notch." More from this Member | Report Response

"The school seems fantastic... I'm definitely attending. The atmosphere is very laid back, and the staff is very helpful. Even with a seemingly scary interview, I got in early. I just wish I had been warned not to freak out if the interviewers weren't the nicest group of people I'd ever met." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great school which seems to have genuinely nice people and a supportive culture for students. If you're interviewing here, relax and be kind:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Enjoyed it greatly." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was pretty conversational and laid back. I was told all the interviewers are volunteers, so they're there and want to hear what you have to say and they're on your side:)" More from this Member | Report Response

"great campus and program" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed with UAMS's facilities and their decision to make everthing completely electronic. Tests on computers" More from this Member | Report Response

"very very positive!!!!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was far more relaxed than I had expected. My interviewers were jovial and asked me very straightforward questions. The process went incredibly smoothly despite the fact that I got no sleep due to a missed flight. I drove from Dallas to Little Rock overnight!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I really wanted to go there before but after actually being there, i would give anything to go there now." More from this Member | Report Response

"1. Explain to the interviewer a little bio about yourself (your background, where you grew up, etc). 2. Be able to communicate why you want to be a doctor. Why medicine if you want to make a difference in this world? Why not something else? 3. What did you study in college and why? They want to know if you do anything else besides study in college. Some questions might be What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies? What books do you read? What movies do you watch? Do you play sports? etc. 4. They will ask you questions about characteristics that will make a good doctor and see if you are fit. Some questions might be How do you handle stress? Do you work well in a team? Give examples for the answer! 5. They want to know if you have plans for the future. What specialty are you interested and why? Would you take a specialty with more money than for the lifestyle (say family doctor vs surgeon) 6. Lastly, you have the opportunity to ask them questions. This is what my interview experience was like at UAMS. Also, bring a bottle water to the room if you have a dry mouth after speaking for a long periods of time." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't asked a whole lot of specific questions, but instead was basically encouraged to talk about anything. A general hour-long ''tell me about yourself.''" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview was very relaxed, they interviewers were both doctors and they didn't try to make me feel uncomfortable." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was very laid back. There was an fourth year medical student, an internal medicine resident, and a faculty in nuclear medicine. The interview was very relaxed, and the interviewers were very friendly." More from this Member | Report Response

"arrive at 8am, introduction by one of the directors, 9 am interview, tour around 10am, done by 11am! " More from this Member | Report Response

"I was pleased with the experience. Of course the part of me that likes instant gratification would have loved to hear right away what my chances were as a candidate, I was able to feel pretty content with how I did. The main thing I think I would have liked to change would be to be more assertive, but that's not something I consider a natural part of my personality." More from this Member | Report Response

"I only got about 2-3 hours of sleep the night before, so I could have been more coherent. After the orientation we went directly to the interview, no time to prep, go to the bathroom and get thoughts together, nothing. The interview was much longer than I had anticipated. Had I known I would have prepared more complete statements. I just tried to make it clear how much I wanted to attend the school, and left it at that. We'll see what happens!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was very laid back with little/no stress. They didn't just ask questions, they responded to what I had to say. It was more like a guided conversation than an actual inteview." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was kind of nervous for this interview because it was my very first one, but the overall experience was excellent. The orientation was very informative about the expansion of the campus. The interviewers, a faculty member and a senior medical student, were very friendly, and we had good conversation. At the end, the faculty member said I was a strong candidate, so I think they will generally give you feedback on how you did. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was structured. It appears that the interviewers already had a list of questions prepared for each interviewee. The atmosphere was relaxed, the faculty interviewers appear to be very engaged with the conversation, and were genuinely interested with my responses. Had to skip the tour as I had to drive to Iowa for another interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"At first I though it would be worse to have a medical student as part of the panel but it wasn't that bad. He was really nice and i wish I could hang out with him a little more. Campus is really nice and all the buildings are close. I'm not so sure if the outside area is good. honestly drove around everywhere to find something to eat. Maybe there is other places i don't know about but I was all around the Altell Arena and you would think there would be some places around there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything went really smoothly. The registration location was easy to find, and though the day is relatively short, I still left feeling that I had a pretty good introduction to the school. " More from this Member | Report Response

"It depends on what you like. If your a big city person who doesn't care for the out doors, or has a lot of preconceptions RE: rural states it may not be for you. " More from this Member | Report Response

"The overall interview did not reflect well compared to what I know the school has to offer." More from this Member | Report Response

"My interviewers were extremely kind and laidback, but I felt there were a lot of awkward pauses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Great and relaxed... Directions to the interview center sucked... but the actual experience was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"I had 3 really difficult questions at the beginning of my interview to see how I would react to stress (I'm assuming that's why) but after that, it was just like getting to know them and them getting to know me. They asked the "usual" questions, but it was fairly laid back." More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview. I was nervous and having a panel interview didn't help. The med student on my panel was so obnoxious. Glad it was my 1st interview since this is the least competitive school I applied to. Can only get better from here!" More from this Member | Report Response

"UAMS has a rather unique interview style. Normally 2 doctors/faculty and a possible med student for some people interview you for 1 hour. Also it is closed file. All they know about you is your name and undergrad school I think. So you get to talk for 30 mins at least about just what you did, where youre from, etc that at other schools they already know. So it makes it easy for the applicant in that respect." More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked a lot of broad questions like, "tell us about yourself." The only frustrating part was that they never really showed much interest in anything that I mentioned I was involved in and never asked me to elaborate on anything in more detail." More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt relaxed the entire time, except for when I was lost and thought I would never find the registration table. I loved Dr. Wheeler's introduction / orientation before our actual interview. He was very informative and funny, which relaxed us quite a bit. The interview was so much fun that the 60 minutes felt like 5 minutes! It felt more like conversation, not a drill session." More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, UAMS really takes care of its interviewees. Directions were clear and left no room for confusion or mistakes. Staff and faculty were warm and friendly and will make you so comfortable that you will spill all your complaints and worries if you don't mind yourself. Take heed! " More from this Member | Report Response

"Very positive interview overall. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I hated to leave. The questions posted are really political, but the interviewers were really trying to get me to think about things and they were trying to see if I could think on my feet. They weren't as concerned with the actual response as long as I thought about it and backed it up a little." More from this Member | Report Response

"I am lucky in that I live in Little Rock, just ten minutes from the medical school campus. However, I was two minutes late because I had forgot my I.D. in my wife's car. Turns out that I didn't even need it. Watched a film on the school and listened to a speaker discuss the curriculum. Interviews are scheduled for forty-five minutes. Was in their chatting for an hour and ten. Turns out that the student interviewing me had done research under the same undergrad professor that I had. She was expecting a littel girl and so we also talked about my daughter for a long time. " More from this Member | Report Response

"it was layed back and the students were very friendly. I interviewed with 2 doctors." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was easier than I had anticipated." More from this Member | Report Response

"UAMS is an incredible place. There is so many large beautiful buildings housing some of the most cutting edge research. My interview was relaxed and seemed more like an informal chat. My interviewers were both physicians and seem to really want to get to know about my motivation for medicine. All-in-all, a great experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Very comfortable and positive experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was easy. just gotta be yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good experience. They had a "program" for an hour to help relax you. I was actually ready to do my interview when I got there. Sitting around for an hour with 15+ other applicants can make you more nervous in my opinion. The interviewers want to help you. It's not a drill session!" More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 49
Faculty member 1
Admissions staff 0
Other 1

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 25
Neutral 7
Discouraging 0

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.22 37

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 21
Out of state 15

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 9
2-3 hours 9
4-6 hours 10
7+ hours 7

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 10
Automobile 24
Train or subway 1
Other 1

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 2
$201-$300 6
$301-$400 2
$401-$500 2
$501+ 3

What airport did you use?

Little Rock National Airport

Adams Field

LIT

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 0
With students at the school 1
Friends or family 10
Hotel 14
Home 3
Other 0

General Info

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

Response Avg # Responders
7.45 38

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
6.13 38

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
5.54 37

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.23 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 22

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
6.19 21

0 = low, 10 = high

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Online/email supplemental application" More from this Member | Report Response

"They do an amazing job of trying to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They know it is a stressful process and seem to take steps to make sure it's as friendly an office and application process as possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"Go digital." More from this Member | Report Response

"Should introduce themselves before the Dean's Welcome speech. Great people though." More from this Member | Report Response

"allow electronic secondary applications. Allow school day interview option so that a class can be ob" More from this Member | Report Response

"Release waitlist rankings! Grrrrrrrr!" More from this Member | Report Response

"None. It was a short and efficiently run operation." More from this Member | Report Response

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