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  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Little Rock
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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 the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

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)?

"Why do you want to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in UAMS?" Report Response

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

"What do you do in your free time?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you do if your unconscious patient's religious beliefs conflict with the treatments you know they need?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do if you are never admitted to medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed a lot of information about the school's history, read a lot of sample medical ethics questions and prepared responses to them, and read through my AMCAS thoroughly so I would be able to talk to them about anything the committee wouldn't see in my file." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities were extremely nice (I guess that's what a $350 million campus expansion buys!), the physicians/faculty that interviewed me were very friendly and reassuring, and the admissions office staff were enthusiastic and approachable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing. The visit to campus and interview showed me that this may be one of the best kept secrets as far as medical schools go." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Suggested accommodations in the area for an overnight stay. Other than that, they covered all the things I needed to expect for an interview and visiting their campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with UAMS, their facilities, and their approachability. Regardless of whether they accept you or not, they make an effort to make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the application and interview process. The hospitals they run and work with, the faculty that interviewed us, the educational facilities we toured, our med student tour guides, and even the fruit and cheese tables in the waiting area were all top notch." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Crowne Plaza Little Rock

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/21/2009

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?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

4 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They do an amazing job of trying to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They know it is a stressful process and seem to take steps to make sure it's as friendly an office and application process as possible." Report Response

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