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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine? Why Hawaii? " Report Response

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

"What are you strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Why should we let you in over other candidates that are just as qualified? Sell yourself" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Asked to demonstrate how I would teach CPR to small children, my volunteer experience" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Three ways to show you are committed and should receive acceptance to this school" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed applications, look at ethical interview questions book" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"ALOHA spirit! It's great! Everyone is really nice and friendly. The new med school will have great facilities, and it's right on the water!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Personally scheduling the three interviews and meeting at different locations. Plus, learning that only a SMALL number of spots are open for out-of-state students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had three interviews: 4th yr student, phd faculty, and dean of admissions. All of them were really laid-back and nice. Make sure you schedule them all ahead of time. I also met with a student who was really cool and informative about the school and Hawaii." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Other

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$501+

What airport did you use?

HNL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Pagoda

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/05/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

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