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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 do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

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 was the most interesting question?

""I will be personally interviewing more than 120 applicants... How would you want to make yourself stand out amongst those in the applicant pool?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really... No controversial/ethical q's, no q's on religion..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"previous interviews, SDN, MSAR" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"brand new facility (moved in '05 and the anatomy lab faces the pacific!), location, diversity of student body and city, cultural life" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"having to schedule dates and times of interviews myself...hawaii leaves it up to the interviewee to email his/her interviewers and designate the date and time. Plus side: offers flexibility to those who have strict schedules... But i prefer to have a set date/time so i can schedule around the interview" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"while it's probably good idea to wear a suit, it's not necessary to wear the jacket... because the weather is mostly temperate, the school understands that on some days it may be too hot to wear the jacket... i just wore slacks, shirt and tie." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"overall it was a good experience... difficult to imagine my chances of acceptance since i am an out-of-state applicant... only the top 6 out-of-state applicants get in... but i'm crossing my fingers... Probably the most PBL(problem based learning) based curriculum you will encounter...if you don't like working in small groups or interacting constantly with your classmates, the curriculum might not be for you..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

Automobile

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?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2005

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

9 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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