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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me a little bit about yourself. (I hate that one)" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years? Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If we have a drug that controls a disease and costs $1, and one that controls the disease better for $5, are we obligated to give the $5 one to everyone regardless of ability to pay. This question was set up to test economic medical thinking and to see if you have researched health care costs and trends. I think he asked me it because I have a business minor. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, stayed up on current issues, self-reflection" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very happy and said they have a lot of free time. Board scores are very high and it is very likely that you will get your residency choice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No lunch, a bit un-organized" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"As stated by previous posters, DO NOT STAY AT THE CAMPUS INN. I thought "how bad can it be?", pretty darn bad!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great interview and I love the school. The interview was very informal and laid back. PBL seems an ideal fit for me. It is not for everyone, but I value independant study, active group learning, and free time for family. The students claimed to have A LOT of free time. I am suprized at the negative sentiment on this site about the school, it is fantastic. It is certainly my number one school. Oh and don't follow the "Tell em primary care" advice given by a previous poster. My interviewer specifically said that there is a rumor going around that if you tell MU that you are going into primary care you will get in, he said that was crap and they look for sincerity in applicants. If you have no desire for family medicine, don't tell them you do. They will see right through you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/09/2004

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