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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?

5 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?

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)?

"What do you do in your spare time? Any hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Do you plan to practice medicine in Hawaii in the future?" Report Response

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

"What do your parents do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My second interviewer explained a scenario and asked what I thought about it. She wanted to see if I could point out the bioethical issue and I did. She did not give me any hints." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why not be a nurse? If you want to be in charge, why not be a head nurse?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I went over my essays and gave myself a pep talk." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were truly interested in getting to know me. They were not intimidating; one interviewer described our interview as a low-key conversation. She was correct." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not knowing at the end of the last interview where I stood. I expected some sort of indication of what my chances are of being accepted." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did not know that interviewers could cancel on you. I had to reschedule an interview with a different person. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I wasn't nervous before the interviews but as the interviews progressed, I became more nervous. My first two interviewers seemed to increase the difficulty of the questions as the interview progressed. I felt that sometimes questions were asked not for the answer but to see how I would react. Overall, a great experience." Report Response

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On what date did the interview take place?

03/20/2004

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