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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional 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)?

"Why Hawaii?" Report Response

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

"Anything not on your application that you want me to include?" Report Response

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

"What are your passions?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing tricky. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I am a non-traditional student, so I had to explain my career changes and why I will stick with medicine. This was asked in a very fair manner rather than an 'explain yourself' tone." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This site and the JABSOM website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers are not 'out to get you.' They have to write up a summary to the admissions committee and want to make it as complete as possible. The brand new campus is underway and looks great (increadible location). They need it now since the Halloween flood wiped out their old building. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Dr. Izutsu has a lot of print-outs explaining the curriculum, PBL, board scores, etc., so you can save those questions until you meet with him." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were very professional but not intimidating. They do not have your grades/scores, so the interview is really about who you are as a person. They are looking to see if you will fit in the class and if you will stay to practice medicine in Pacific Islands in the long-run. It is a bit difficult to arrange the three interviews because I was coming from the mainland, but the best thing to do is pin down one appointment and try to get the other two to work with you on that time. Meet with a med student if you can to get more of the 'inside scoop'" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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