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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

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What are some the latest medical research or advances that you have read about?" Report Response

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

"How much do you know about the PBL cirriculum?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was given a scenario in which a hospitalized patient required an extended stay at the hospital. His/her insurance company was refusing to pay for any additional days. What would I do?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The question I stated above was also the most difficult question." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"It was my first interview so I just tried to relax. I also read through my personal statement and supplemental essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Both interviews were very informal and relaxing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"During one of my interviews, I was interviewed by a psychiatrist who seemed to be analyzing me as well as assessing my desire to become a physician." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't wear a suit! People in Hawaii don't dress up that much. A nice dress or slacks and blouse would have been sufficient." Report Response

Tour and Travel
No Response
General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/26/2002

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