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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?

3 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 was the most interesting question?

"I too was given the match-stick problem mentioned in one of the previous posts. Although it was great fun for the entire 15 or so seconds it lasted, the time afterward was a bit awkward. I'm still unaware of what purpose it served -- maybe to put me at ease somehow, which I already was. I think the interviewer intended it to last a bit longer, and maybe have me ask him for clues, but it was all very straight-forward. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I think it was more difficult for the interviewer to ask me than it was for me to answer him. Following the little match-stick "puzzle," he looked at the next question on his sheet and somewhat reluctantly mustered up the courage to ask me what I had learned from the puzzle that would serve me in medical school. I think he expected me to lean over and say "you've got to be joking right? If this is any indication of what a student here should expect, then this curriculum is a joke." " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Well, I had one great advantage. I've already been accepted to other med schools, and am in the process of shopping for the one w/ the best financial aid package. Having that monkey off my back really relaxed me. And by viewing some of the comments on this site, I knew not to expect any bells and whistles. If you've had other interviews, then expect a fairly primitive version of one at mizzou. Very very basic. Very relaxing, makes you feel like you're 16 all over again applying for your first job. I mean, one of my interviewers was wearing a faded, untucked polo...no joke." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very very nice, and made you feel at home. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some of the points mentioned previously. I'm also sort of amazed by how much negative feedback I'm seeing on this site. True, individual experiences do vary, but I've also looked at the feedback for some of my other candidate schools, and this one definitely stands out for its number of negative experiences. "Thousands of wolves can't all be wrong." In fact one of the positive experiences noted, was posted by a current 2nd year -- no offense, but it just seems a bit desparate. I'm wondering why none like him/her were around when I visited the school, and the only student I met was the tour-guide. Makes one wonder if its really a 2nd year student, or if the Dean's found a new medium of expression. Any as for the financial aid package -- don't waste your money on the flight tickets. Whether you're a state-resident or not, you'll get a much better deal attending a private school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I usually have my finger on the pulse of the school I'm visiting before I arrive for my interview -- so no big surprises." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Please see the rest of my comments." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2003

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