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  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Lexington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3 (2 together like a tag team) and 1 separate

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)?

"1. Tell me about yourself (I talked about my family and ended up with why I want to study medicine). 2. Why UK College of Medicine? 3. Discuss how your family background has influenced your choice of career. 4. Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family. 5. Tell us about a time where you faced a challenging situation and how you overcame it. 6. Discuss a time where you had to take initiative to bring change. 7. If you don’t get in this application cycle, would you apply again? 8. What other career would you pursue if you don’t get into medical school? 9. Why did you do a Master of Public health degree before medicine? 10. Discuss your research. 11. Tell us about your shadowing and volunteering experiences and how they influenced your decision to go into medicine. 12. Medical school is very expensive, have you considered the cost? 13. Why have you decided to go into primary care? 14. What other specialty of medicine would you consider apart from primary care? 15. How would you balance being a busy primary physician with the public health research and advocacy you want to do? 16. What have you done after you graduated from college? 17. What work are you doing now? 18. How do you reconcile your great GPA with your MCAT scores (my scores are low). 19. How did you prepare for the MCAT? 20. Which other medical schools did you apply to? 21. What ties do you have to Kentucky? 22. Do you intend to remain in the US or return to your home country after your training? (I am an international student). 23. What does your husband want? To remain here or go back to your home country? 24. How would you manage without your support system? (I told them that we’ll make new friends)." Report Response

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

No Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How would you balance being a busy primary physician with the public health research and advocacy you want to do? (My interviewer expects me to work in a rural setting far away from research. He insisted that research works best in an academic setting)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN forums and interview feedback,my AMCAS essay, Secondary App essays,current UK med students" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum is awesome...they really consider their students. Most days, class ends at 12 noon and students have a lot of time to study. The block schedule focuses on at most 2 courses at a time in addition to the clinical skills training. The classrooms are technologically advanced and PHD instructors, not TA teach anatomy and histology labs. I love the facilities, the new hospital would be amazing! The interview session was so well organized...the admissions office is awesome!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The high cost for out-of-state and international applicants. In spite of the tuition guarantee, $55,000 is still a lot...and this does not include living expenses and course materials/equipment. Adding to this is the fact that students have to buy their own gloves and scalpels for anatomy lab. I was surprised at that. Lexington is very congested. There is a lot of traffic." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing. I had all the info I needed." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admissions committee consists of 20 members with five M3 students, so be prepared to be interviewed by students. You still need to take the interview seriously regardless. UKCOM would be a great place to get a medical education because they are very thorough and at the same time are very considerate of their students. They even have a Wii and video games for students to relax with." 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?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 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?

N/A

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

NA but Bluegrass Extend Stay on Richmond street is okay and affordable

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/11/2010

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?

5 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?

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?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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