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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"where do you see yourself in 8 years?" Report Response

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

"what do you think the benefits of PBL are?" Report Response

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

"Why JABSOM, and why ED?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"see my interview response for 08/07/06" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"THE WRITING SAMPLE COUNTS JUST AS MUCH AS THE OTHER SECTIONS ON THE MCAT (IN RELATION TO THE 22-PT. ACADEMIC SCORING SYSTEM <see below>)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"COME WITH QUESTIONS READY FOR DR. IZUTSU!!! i CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. his part in the interview process is actually to make sure that all questions that you have are answered. also, he explains the admissions process and the scoring system. at first, based solely on academics and test scores, students are granted/not granted an interview. it is a 22 point scale, and in-state students need to score at about 10 or 12, i'm not sure, to get an Early Decision (ED) interview. out-of-state students need a 16. I got a 15, and this is with a 37 MCAT, 3.7 cumulative gpa and 3.6 science gpa. That being said, if you are an out-of-state student, you pretty much need 13+ composites on MCAT, and like a 3.8-3.9 gpa. The 22 pts. are given based on gpa, science gpa, MCAT scores, honors, volunteering/working in health or care related fields, gpas in the last two years (they acknowledge that many students, esp. from hawaii have a hard first year b/c of the adjustment to the mainland), etc. After the interview process, a panel (the admissions committee) will come together and look at your file. they score you individually from 0-10, and their scores are averaged. Dr. Izutsu told me that there are no # of spots set aside for ED/regular decision candidates. Instead, a score of 8 on the ED will usually be good enough to get you accepted early. if not, your app goes back into the general applicant pool with the score that you were given during the ED process." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

08/10/2006

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

10 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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