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  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lexington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 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)?

""Did you apply to any schools in CA" (this was a rhetorical question). Immediately followed by "But you didn't get in did you?" and "Yea, I didn't think so"." Report Response

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

"Preceded by " you have fairly good grades, nice extracurriculars, a lot of medical experience and you're coming from a good school..", and then "but that doesn't mean anything in california does it?". [where the hell are they getting their questions?]" Report Response

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

"Were you or your family members affected by the Vietnam war? [the stupid questions continue well beyond this...]" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"After a series of racist questions, they asked me "Now, how DID you get into UC Berkeley?". Obviously implying the use of a 'minority card', which any asian in CA knows that you'd best be cream of the crop cuz you're definitely NOT a minority. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where my mother worked, and why she worked at a casino.(She works as an accountant...) And "So you're from CA...What are you doing in KY?" " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, practiced with peers, read up on other interview websites. Talked to my relatives in KY (who also go to UKy, and are alumni there)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The nice open air and peacefulness of lexington. Their new library is just gorgeous. Campus is nicely spread out." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How one of the interviewers felt that he needed to defend UK and state it's ranking, and credentials. How the interviewer kept referring to me as "people like you". wtf. like I'm from another planet or something? Their labs and class rooms are ok I guess. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I'd had known that they were going to be racist, sexist, and highly unprofessional, I would have spent the day with my family instead of being bashed all day. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It felt like a one-sided bashing more than an interview. It was also quite obvious that they were biased against me before I even got to sit down for the interview. My 2nd interview involved me sitting there for a full 10-15 minutes while being talked down to, before I could even say anything. I was escorted back to the conference room without being allowed to ask questions post 'interview'. Saying things like "plus, you're a woman, and they like that" does not seem very professional to me. The interviews, from my knowledge, did not follow standard med school interview protocol. They barely involved any medically related, or goal oriented questions. Of the decent questions asked, they seemed to focus on my ethnic origins, my familial background, and my reason for coming to KY when I'm from CA. Overall, it was a bad experience, though I believe I handled it quite well and professionally (to the best of my abilities at least). Unfortunately, the right thing to do, and what I should have done was to walk out on such a racist and unprofessional institution rather than sit through all the crap they threw at me. [Ofcourse I understand that it is unfair to judge the institution based on a few bad people who have 40 and 50 years with UK under their belt...but dang. it was pretty harsh]." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

LEX

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2006

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

4 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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