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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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"What is your greatest achievement?" Report Response

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

"What kind of physician do you want to become / what type of medicine do you want to practice?" Report Response

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

"(There's a lot of small group discussion as part of the curriculum) What if one of your group members was a mother of two kids, and was not contributing similarily compared to the rest of the group..how do you handle the situation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you were an internal medicine doctor, and your patient came to you complaining of chest pain, what steps would you take to diagnose him? (then when I answered that I wanted a certain test to be ordered, the doc would continue with..the test is negative..now what...)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Give me an even number of strengths and weaknesses." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"looked over my application, asked med students about UH, " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are really happy to be in the MD program and grow to be really close to each other (the entering class is only 62 students!) The physicians I met were really involved with academic as well as clinical medicine. My interviewers were very honest and open about explaining to me all aspects of entering medicine. They also seem genuinely dedicated to training the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The main UH facilities are small. Also, you would have to go to the school to have access of their internet/computers. Most if not all, live off campus and even at home. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Although past interviewees have told me that the the interviews were laid back conversations....one of my interviewers was exactly like a great conversation, the other asked me SPECIFIC questions, and kind if caught me off guard." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall is was a good experience. Students seem happy and excited. Facilities are kind of small...but who cares..you're in Hawaii." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/26/2003

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