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  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
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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?

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 people

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)?

"What do you think of our current healthcare system?" Report Response

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

"How is healthcare in the US different from healthcare in other countries?" Report Response

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

"Explain how you showed leadership abilities in any of the activites you have participated in during college." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a system or business was failing, how would you go about fixing it? I was asked to answer in general, hypothetical terms." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is a better indicator of a medical school applicant's success while matriculating, their GPA or MCAT score?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read all of the entries in this forum, practiced outlines of my probable answers, and did a few mock interviews with a friend." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone at MU is very welcoming and warm - my interviewers asked challenging questions, but they were laid-back about it and not at all confrontational. The Sim Center is amazing - I had to go back to get my BLS there, and they were nice enough to show me even more of the incredible equipment and technology that I didn't get to see on the tour. The anatomy lab has been renovated, although we did not get to see it on our tour. We had a very nice lunch were we had a chance to talk to an M1 and an M2 who were leading our tour. I've also talked to several current med students who love the PBL curriculum - they say that it makes the boards a lot easier, plus they have more free time outside of class to do other, non-med school things." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The M1 labs are pretty depressing (concrete, no windows), although I hear there is some kind of renovation in progress." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing - I felt completely prepared for the interview." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very impressed with MU's Medical School. If this is a school that you hope to get into, I would take interview preparation seriously, but not be too stressed out when you arrive on the day of the interview. The day is relatively relaxed, and the main thing the interviewers are looking for is honesty, well-reasoned and well-communicated answers, and an obvious love for medicine." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2010

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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