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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"First interviewer: "You scored a 25 on your MCAT. This is bad. Explain this." "What do you think about that woman in Florida whose husband wants to pull the plug on her but the family doesn't? What would you do if you were her Dr?" " Report Response

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

"First interviewer: "If a 12 yr old wanted contraception, would you tell her parents?" "What are your favorite activities?" "If you only had time for one activity(because med school was taking up so much of your time), which would you pick? (my activities were biking, snowboarding, volunteering and visiting my family)." "What do you think will be the hardest part of med school for you?"" Report Response

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

"Second interviewer: "What should I know about you?" "What do you think about the Atkins diet?" "Why is obesity a problem in America?"" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is Quintin Tarantino? (Also, who is Jessica Lynch, what country was she held in, and who is the governor of Missouri... I think he was employing some tactic to through me off) :o)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was given a matchstick puzzle. 16 matchsticks were arranged to form 5 squares and I had to find a way to (moving only 2 matchsticks) for 4 equal sized squares. Very challenging (and fun)!!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed AMCAS application, and reviewed secondary. I listen to NPR, which proved to be useful particularly during my first interview. I also keep up with current events." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very impressive hospital and facilities. Very nice environment. Everyone seems pleased to be working there (not just med students but also a lab tech and a few custodians that I also spoke with)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I can't think of anything negative about the school. However DO NOT stay at the Best Value Inn... ughh... really nasty place!!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The goal of the interviews seemed to be to kinda through you off or stress you a little. As if they want to see how you respond to stress (or something like that)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good. My first interview was pretty stressful initially. However, I recovered well and was much more prepared for my second interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2003

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