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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 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?

3

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)?

"Why JABSOM?" 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)?

"You are overqualified. Why did you really come here for the interview?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are your weaknesses? List it until you can't do anymore." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They asked me to list all the weaknesses I have." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Look at their website and see what their curriculum is like. Explain how this curriculum would help your career and how you can contribute to the community." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour ambassador" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Dr. Assano is very candid. She reviews your application right in front you and asks questions. She gives you comments on your stat, such as MCAT, GPA, your EC and so on. Some people might think it is very rude and offensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They do care about numbers a lot. I felt like that they invited me because I am from one of the ivy leagues with the great stat. They do not care about other non-quantitative aspects." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am an OOS.. I felt that the JABSOM invited me because they like my academic profile, not because they value experiences and personalities written in my AMCAS application. A little bit disappointed." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

There is only one airport in Honolulu.

Where did you stay?

Other

How would you rate the hotel?

2 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

AirBNB

Would you recommend the hotel?

Yes

General Info

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I had three interviews in total; one MS4, one faculty, and Dr. Asano. My hope for the interview is that the interviewers need to be more friendly to potential students because students are also interviewing the school. The relationship between interviewees and students should be mutual and bi-directional. If the interviewers are not friendly to the prospective students, how can students even consider the school for attendance over other schools?" Report Response

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