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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

Closed file

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

"how much do you know about PBL? advantages and disadvantages?" Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Why not nurse? What else do you want to do besides becoming a physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"ethical questions like "if your best friend's 14 yr old daughter came in asking for birth control pills, what would you do?" etc..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site, jabsom website, looking over my application and essays." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"everyone seems very friendly - interviewers, shuttle bus drivers, securities..everyone! the weather was beautiful! the new campus is impressive." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"my interviewer gave me a good website about ethical issues. go check it out!http://eduserv.hscer.washington.edu/bioethics/" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"interviews are very conversational. interviewers genuinely wants to get to know you as a person to see if you're reasonable or not. I also got to ask many questions about how it is practicing in hawaii and what they think are some negative aspects of medicine,etc. they gladly gave me their honest opinions which were very helpful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

hnl

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/17/2006

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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