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  • University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Honolulu
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to come to JABSOM?" Report Response

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

"As an out of state student without a support base in Hawaii, how do you think you'll adjust to being so far from family and friends?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Would your girlfriend move out to Hawaii with you for medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What lessons from your extra-curricular involvements will you be able to apply towards a career in medicine?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up ALOT on PBL. It is the core of a very successful curriculum for them and many of the interviewers are actively involved in its delivery. Knowing about PBL can only help you. I also made sure I checked out the publications my interviewers had put out in case they came up in conversation." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was very friendly and easy to talk to. In the third interview, they also break down how you were selected for the interview by their scoring system which as an applicant is very nice to have." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"Good luck." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

No Response

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Waikiki Sand Villa

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

January 2012

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

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"An online/electronic secondary application would decrease paper waste, eliminate the need to ship materials to Hawaii, and likely be more easily accessible for multiple interviewers." Report Response

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