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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?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Closed file

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

"What is your support network?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Hawaii?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think about the current state of medicare?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing stands out." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AAMC "31 questions I wish I had asked", read over essays, New York Times, Wikipedia for medicare/medicaid, HMO background, and info on Hawaiian history. Some punk rock to pump me up." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The brand new benches outside the med school trap water and are rusting. Just a random observation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"What to wear. I went to Aveda and asked what the businessmen wear, then went to mall and asked a few people working there what to wear to an interview. Aloha attire is acceptable, but if you're not comfortable with that I would just go with nice pants and a button down short sleeve shirt. The other med school applicants were wearing ties, so not at all a disadvantage. On the other hand, the dean was not wearing a tie, so I don't think you'll be underdressed if you don't. Make sure you have nice shoes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Two interviews at the hospital with MD's and an exit interview with the dean. The doctors were both very nice, sincere, and honest about what it's like practicing here. The dean was nice. He told me he doesn't vote on the acceptance, but I would still go in assuming this interview impacts your chances. I got the sense that it would." 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?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

HNL

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/20/2005

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?

7 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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