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  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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)?

"Why Columbia?" Report Response

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

"How did you end up at [my undergraduate school]?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get accepted to medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None, really. All of the questions were about my application, my background, my family, etc." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS application, a book on healthcare issues, this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"One of my interviewers was incredible, and her enthusiasm for the school was contagious. (Although not enough to win me over after I got home and thought about my overall experience.) The students seem very happy with PBL." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of attending Columbia is outrageous for a state school. In recent years, they have raised tutition as much as 10% per year, and the tuition is not fixed for entering students. Also, they don't seem to give a lot of scholarship money. The town of Columbia seemed really isolated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There was no financial aid presentation for us. Luckily, one of the other applicants told me that I could just go to the office of the financial aid director and talk to him. He was very helpful, and it was great to have a one-on-one financial aid discussion, but if she hadn't told me about it, I wouldn't have known." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was disappointed that we didn't get to meet very many students during the interview day. I think that a big part of the reason that I have a negative opinion of the school is that the few students I met had very different personalities, interests, and goals than I do, so I just felt like the school was a bad fit for me. One of my interviewers was downright hostile, while the other physician was an absolutely wonderful person to whom I could have sat and talked all day." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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