How many people interviewed you?
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"What does professionalism mean to you? Give an example of good vs bad professionalism"
"what does professionalism mean to you?"
"at BG campus. Two structured interviews, the questions were read off a sheet of paper. Why do you want to attend UK? what is the biggest issue facing rural communities? what problems would you solve and how with an unlimited budget? what would you do if a team member is not doing their work on a project?"
"Name a time you were resilient and a time you messed up on something important"
"Tell me about yourself and how you wanted to be a doctor"
"What's the last book you have read?"
"I was applying through the Rural Program so at Morehead they asked more about rural medicine like "why the RPLP program" and at Lexington it was more general like "talk about a time in conflict" or "what was your research like"."
"Where else have you applied and been accepted? Why UK?"
"What do you think is the leading health problem facing rural communities, and what would you do, as a public official, to fix this?"
"Why do you want to be a doctor?"
"Was my age going to be a factor? (Im a little younger than their typical applicant)"
"What did you like the most and the least about the job of a physician from the times you shadowed?"
"What other schools did you apply to?"
"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)."
"All general questions about my application/what I did in college"
"What is the biggest issue you'll face as a physician?"
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?"
"Tell me about where you're from."
"Why did I pick my major? How do I see it applying to medical school?"
"So, I'm just here to learn enough about you to be your advocate at the committee meeting next Thursday. What do I need to know to best represent you?"
"Why UK? Why medicine?"
"What are your concerns as an out of state student?"
"You said in your essay that medicine wasn't your first choice--what was?"
"How have you improved since last year? (Reapplicant)"
"are you now a california girl? why kentucky? (ii lived in ky until 14, now in CA)"
"Describe your leadership roles."
"tell me about yourself"
"What are your thoughts on the current healthcare system and if you could make any changes what would they be? (Probably asked because of my experiences in a healthcare start-up company.) "
"I was shown an article stating 40% of doctors would chose a new field if they could, and asked ''How have you made sure that you won't be one of them?''"
"When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?"
""Did you apply to any schools in CA" (this was a rhetorical question). Immediately followed by "But you didn't get in did you?" and "Yea, I didn't think so"."
"Will you reapply next year if you don't get in? What will you do if not medicine?"
"Is anyone in your family a doctor?"
"Which historical figure has inspired you?"
"Both were a conversion based but the second asked the standard why UK, and where else have you interviewed (applied)."
"Tell me about yourself? (be prepared for this right off the bat) I basically gave him a breif bio about my family and where I've lived and stuff."
"questions about my science gpa. "
"What is your ethnic origin? Where are your parents originally from?"
"How do you deal with your stress and is there any particular person who would help you during this time."
"where else did you apply?"
"What's one thing that should change with the healthcare system?"
"Do I support stem-cell research?"
"Pretty much just a conversation."
"Tell me about yourself, how did you end up wanting to become a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself, your relationship with your family."
"tell me about yourself. tell me about your mom, dad, and sister. do you have any pets? what do you do with your spare time?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviewers asked me this question first.)"
"Why did I choose my university. Why UK? Why be a doctor?"
"Why do I want to be a doctor?"
"Why did you choose medicine? If not medicine, then what career would you pursue? What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
"So why did you pick (your undergraduate school)?"
"Tell me about what led up to you wanting to be a doctor."
"What would you do if you learned one of your group members wasn't contributing their share of the work on a group project?"
"what services would you increase to help access to health care for diverse populations?"
"after talking about research, which specific research and why was I interested in it?"
"Explain how these factors (can't remember them) would affect patients"
"What is a time you faced disagreement and how did you face it"
"Why did you choose to apply to UKCOM?"
""Do you see yourself being a public figure". "What does the RPLP program mean to you". "Tell me about a time when you faced conflict". "Next week I will be talking to the Admission Committee, would you like to talk about anything in your application that you think needs some explaining so that I can advocate for you next week?", I talked about my low verbal score. "Tell me about your hobbies" "Tell me about any leadership roles you've played in a team". "Tell me about your volunteer and research experience". "Tell me about a time when you had only 5 minutes to come up with something impeccable" I also had an interviewer in business who asked me some Walmart interview questions. They were brain teasers and I got none of them right but he said he didn't care if I got them wrong, he wanted to see my thought process. I still got accepted so I suppose he was telling the truth when he said he didn't care if I got them wrong :)."
"Why do you want to be a doctor? What does being a doctor mean to you?"
"Let's talk about your family, your upbringing, and how it affected your outlook on life, and medicine."
"Where do you see yourself in a decade?"
"How did you choose your undergraduate college?"
"Tell me a little bit about myself"
"How did you become involved in running? ( I run marathons)"
"Other than being in state, why is UK a good fit for you? What do you like, what do you wish was different?"
"Asked about volunteer experiences."
"Do you get along well in a group?"
"What other schools did you apply to? Why did you apply to UK?"
"What do you think are the biggests problems medicine faces today?"
"Tell me about where you are from"
"Why UK? What specialties are you interested in?"
"How do you use your unstructured time during the day? (almost verbatim from the secondary)"
"Tell me about your life. Tell me about your family."
"What clinical experiences have you had, other than shadowing?"
"What experiences do you have that have prepared you for medicine?"
"What is your biggest weakness?"
"What attracted you to medicine?"
"how will you pay for school"
"How would you define a job well-done?"
"How do you plan on paying for med school and how much money do you think you'll need each year?"
"Tell me about (insert experience)."
"Preceded by " you have fairly good grades, nice extracurriculars, a lot of medical experience and you're coming from a good school..", and then "but that doesn't mean anything in california does it?". [where the hell are they getting their questions?]"
"Tell me about your path to applying to medical school."
"How will you pay for school?"
"Elaborate on your clinical experience. "
"What do you do in your freetime?"
"When and how did you decide to be a doctor?"
"The rest was all conversation based on my Extracurriculars."
"Tell me about your extracirricular experiences. I gave them more insight into what was on the paper. Maybe remember a specific story about what you did."
"how did you come to the decision to pursue medicine?"
"What is your religion? Do you practice your religion? How old are you?"
"Why UK, why doctor?"
"why UK? why not a school in your own state?"
"What do you do with your free time?"
"Strengths/weaknesses I know about myself... (this interviewer, at the end of the interview, told me 2 more strenghts that they considered me to possess, I was happy about that.)"
"WHat kind of family ties do you have in Kentucky?"
"Why medicine? Why UK?"
"Talk about your volunteer work."
"(see above in comments section)"
"why clemson? (for undergrad)"
"How have you developed your interpersonal skills?"
"How are you going to finance your medical education?"
"Why did you choose to attend public health school?"
"With all of the problems in healthcare, why would I still want to be a doctor?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why UK? What are your hobbies?"
"You've been living in Boston these last 4 years, do you think you'd be able to come back to Lexington?"
"What specialty are you most interested in?"
"What will you do if you are not accepted into UKCOM?"
"give an example of good and bad professionalism"
"what is professionalism and what does good professionalism look like?"
"Lot of questions regarding my CV and application"
""You shadowed Dr. X, and from what I've read you saw some bronchoscopies and CT scans. What was the most difficult case you saw while shadowing Dr. X". I said that the patients with cystic fibrosis are definitely the most diffcult pateints. I went on to say that I never got used to seeing the cystic fibrosis patients and I doubt that Dr. X has either. The desease is very hard to deal with for the patients and they families and even through that difficulty they manage to smile and I think that kind of resilience is inspiring."
"What would you say is your most meaningful, most proud moment of your life?"
"Tell me about your research."
"What is one of your faults?"
"A few questions about my activities listed in my AMCAS application"
"Tell me about this summer program"
"Asked about what field I thought I wanted to go into, and why?"
"What are you proud of?"
"Why did you choose to pursue medicine rather than find a job with your engineering degree?"
"How would your best friend describe you?"
"Talk about your clinical and research experiences."
"What's changed from last year? Why do you think you didn't get in anywhere last year? (I'm a reapplicant)"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? How do you deal with fragile patients and the elderly? How has this changed you?"
"What was your favorite class? What was your favorite non-science class?"
"What do you do for fun?"
"How will you pay for medical school?"
"Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
"Did you work during college?"
"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"
"do you have any questions for me"
"What would you do if you had more work than could possibly be completed in a given amount of time?"
"What field of medicine interests you? "
"Were you or your family members affected by the Vietnam war? [the stupid questions continue well beyond this...]"
"Do you speak any foreign languages?"
"Why medicine? Community service?"
"How has such and such experience changed you and your views? "
"What was the last book you read? And the one before that? What kind of magazines do you like to read."
"The rest was really general conversation. Both people had great stuff to say."
"Are you interested in doing research? The school has a big initiative to becoming a top 20 state research school. So they like research interest."
"what is the most pressing issue in healthcare today?"
"Tell me about your research. Why medicine? Why UK?"
"tell about your family. what do you do for fun?"
"What will I do to prepare for next year if I don't get in this time around?"
"Is there anything you want me to know that is not in your file?"
"What type of volunteering have you done? What books have you read?"
"Any questions for me?"
"What sports have you played."
"what are you doing now since graduation? of course, why medicine? why not research? what would you do if you didn't get in?"
"What is your definition of a doctor?"
"What do you like to do?"
"Why would you be a good addition to UK College of Medicine?"
"Did your family influence your desire to attend medical school? "
"What is the #1 problem in healthcare?"
"Talk about your volunteer experiences. What is the most challenging thing you have done in your life?"
"Do you think it's important for people to know 2 languages?"
"Where else have you applied? If you are selected to both schools, where would you choose?"
"If you had an infinite amount of money, what would you do to help combat health disparities in Kentucky?"
"Questions about professionalism and what your idea of professionalism is with examples."
"what was the biggest cultural challenge I have faced?"
"How would you deal with a male pt that doesn't want you (a female) to work on him, but it is a emergency and you are the only resource at the moment?"
"“One of your letter writers described you as a woman of integrity, can you explain why she wrote that about you?”"
"Describe a situation in which a family member or friend have been failed by the medical system. What could have been done differently, and what was the outcome of the situation?"
""If you were an element, which would you be and why?"... I stupidly said Hydrogen lol!"
"What kind of books do you like to read?"
"If for some reason, you were not accepted to any of the medical schools you applied to this year, what would you say was one reason why the particular school might not have accepted you?"
"What are your favorite movies/actors?"
"Describe yourself in 3 words"
"They were all pretty run of the mill questions, but two of the questions they had to ask were if I spoke any language other than English and if I took an MCAT prep course."
"So, I see that you play the piano...do you sing as well? (Medical students have a talent show) haha"
"Discuss how your father’s ill-health affected you and your family."
"Why would you bed a good physician?"
"Knowing that most students have the same stats as you (good gpa, mcat, activities), what makes you unique that we should accept you instead of them?"
"What strengths do you have/why should we pick you over everyone else?"
"It was very conversational, so there weren't many "interesting" questions. They asked what specialty I was thinking about."
"Do you have any opinions on the current state of healthcare? What do you dislike about UK?"
"If you were a student here, how would your classmates describe you?"
"nothing interesting asked"
"1st interview: was a really nice conversation--most interesting question: ''what is your favorite kind of ice cream?'' 2nd interview, more question and answer format: ''I'm sure you've studied for this interview like you would a test...are there any questions you thought I would ask that I didn't?'' So I got to pick my own question and answer it :)"
"Nothing too interesting.. just a basic conversation. No hard ethical/healthcare questions."
"tell me about your family"
"If there you had a dying patient who's loved ones completely opposed your treatment plan, how would you handle the situation?"
"Do you feel that as a woman in science you have encountered any discrimination?"
"I was asked about my opinions on the current state of healthcare. Main issues discussed were cost, quality, and rationing of healthcare."
"You seem to be very enthusiastic about becoming a doctor, which is great, but how do you plan on holding onto that optimism if you find yourself surrounded by pessimistic classmates/professors/doctors?"
"If you were explaining to the admissions board the overall theme/bottom line of your application, what would you say?"
"After a series of racist questions, they asked me "Now, how DID you get into UC Berkeley?". Obviously implying the use of a 'minority card', which any asian in CA knows that you'd best be cream of the crop cuz you're definitely NOT a minority. "
"Do you want to have a private practice or work at a hospital and why?"
"How do you know if you will beable to "stomach" a career in medicine?"
"Tell me about yourself."
"Just the usual...tell me about yourself, what do you do in your freetime, tell me about your research, how many times did you take the MCAT, when did you first become interested in medicine, do you work during the school year, what about leadership positions and extracurr. activities..."
"In my second interview, the interviewer was a member of a chorus on the medical campus. When she discovered I could sing, she asked me to look at the music that they are singing this semester. It was fun."
"The interview was conversational. All standard questions. "
"Why did UNC lose the basketball game on Wed. night?"
"Both of the interviews were really conversational. Probably the most interesting was about what medical issue I thought was going to be big issue in the near future. I talked about stem-cell research."
"questions about my grades."
"How do you go about gaining control over others? (I'm not kidding!)"
"What are benefits of working in a team? If another person in your group disagrees with you on some issue, how would you deal with it?"
"The doctor I interviewed with asked about my research experiences, as I applied for the MD/PhD program."
"what was the exact moment in your life when you decided to go into medicine? "
"Lots of questions about my non-traditional high school situation (several schools, early grad) and early college entrance/grad (I was 19 when I graduated college.) One interviewer seemed somewhat critical of this, but she also seemed interested and rather perplexed."
"No questions, really -- just very nice, laid-back conversations."
"Where do you want to be in five years, doing what?"
"Do you have any pets?"
"They really didn't ask many questions - we just sort of had a conversation"
"if your friends and family were to describe you in three words, what would they be"
"What type of music do you listen to?"
"What are you reading?"
"How has your lifestyle changed after living with this culture? (we talked about native americans/indian civilizations alot)"
"How I felt about the current direction of genetics (cloning, stem cell research, etc.)"
"What was the last book that you have read?"
"How would I treat a child who needed a blood transfusion, and the parents would not give consent because their religion prohibits transfusions?"
"nothing really... mostly open-ended, conversational questions"
"During your clinical experience (I am an EMT), was there any particular patient that stood out to you? Why, and how did that effect you?"
"You learn that a resident in a higher position than you is conducting practices different from what is accepted. When you confront him, he says "this is how I learned to do it and I've always done things this way." What do you do?"
"what would you do if a patient complained about the care they received from an attending?"
"give an example of professionalism and one of not professionalism"
"Mock patient interaction ( can't remember scenario)"
"what was a time that you had to learn information directly and then apply it in a beneficial way"
"“How would you provide access to healthcare in a rural area” (not interviewing for the RPLP program)"
"You have a patient who needs a particular drug to treat their condition, yet their insurance does not cover this medicine and they cannot otherwise afford it. What would you do in this situation?"
""A patient comes into the ER after a car accident and needs an amputation, how will you break that news to his parents". I first asked how old he was and if he was driving the car and she said he is 17 and was alone driving the car. So then I went through the breaking bad news "protocol" that I practiced."
"Tell me one thing that is wrong with this exam room... (had no clue what he was referring to)"
"Probably the "most proud moment of your life" question..."
"Why do you want to be a mentor in your community?"
"What do you like the least about UK?"
"Why would you want to stay here, when you could go home? (I have dual residency of both kentucky and nevada, but no family in the area)."
"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)."
"I talked about working on a campaign last fall, and I was asked what his stance on the health care reform debate was. I had no idea."
"Is you physician shadowing experience enough to confirm that you can be a physician?"
"Other than the things you've listed, what volunteer work have you done? (I did not withhold volunteer work from my applications.)"
"As doctors, we must all work together to achieve one commong goal. Think of a time when you were in a group setting and tell me about yours and each of the other group members contributions toward your goal"
"I was asked to talk about a really random committee I served on freshman year of college because it had an interesting sounding title. I mentioned it in passing in one of my essays, and wasn't really prepared to talk very intelligently about it."
"What is your worst quality? When have you failed in your life? Why are you a better applicant that the other people who were in that room? What do you want me to know about you?"
"What was the most challenging part of growing up?"
"Tell me about yourself?"
"Pick a time in your life when you were asked to do something that you absolutely couldn't. Tell me about it."
"If you're so interested in Kentucky (the state) why UK and not U of L? I had done no research on U of L so this was kinda hard, but I just told her what UK programs I really liked and that seemed to be enough. I think if you're out of state or in state you should be prepared to answer this one."
"what would you do if you weren't going into medicine?"
"Your numbers are obviously low. What should I tell the committee to get them to accept you?"
"Same as above"
"How do you handle frustration"
"What would bring to the UK SOM community?"
"Do you know how much it costs for a self-employeed person to provide family insurance coverage for a year? (I had no idea, but he said it was $8,000)."
"Care to comment about some of your shortcomings?"
"Where my mother worked, and why she worked at a casino.(She works as an accountant...) And "So you're from CA...What are you doing in KY?" "
"Tell me about a time when you have failed and how you fixed the situation."
"How will you deliver bad news to a person that is dying?"
"What specifically about University of Kentucky is attracting you to this school? "
"One interviewer asked me point blank if I thought the relief effort for Hurriane Katrina would have been faster if it would have hurt more whites than blacks and why. "
"How does your mother feel about you going to medical school?"
"Surprisingly, they didn't ask the usual "why do you want to be a doctor." I always think that's the hardest question because it's so important to convey what you really mean and it's hard to do that. The one other than that I was asked was "what was a time that you had a great deal of responsibility and how did you deal with it?""
"I was asked about my science gpa (which is on the low side) by both interviewers."
"What is your religion (awkward, I didn't want to answer but felt it would compromise the rapport during the interview)?"
"essay topic (Mcats -writing section)(I was blank)"
"The other interview was with a 4th year student, and he basically just told me to tell him about myself. Very open-ended, but he explained what he basically wanted to hear at first, so it wasn't too bad. Normally I despise that question."
"Name one thing that should be fixed with the US Healthcare system."
"How well I think I could do on the MCAT if I took it a second time (I had a great score on one part, but slightly below average on the other two)."
"What are your hobbies? (I blanked on this for some reason.)"
"Have you ever been disadavantaged in some way, how did it make you feel, how did you overcome it?"
"Not really anything too tough."
"What would you do about the problem of so many people being without health insurance. (This one choked me up...sigh...)"
"what is something you don't like about UK's program?"
"What is the biggest problem facing health care today?"
"What one thing do you want me to know about you?"
"Mostly conversational. No off-the-wall ethical questions or anything."
"None really. Both interviews were conversational and extremely low stress. "
"There weren't really much difficult questions."
"What do you want the admissions committee to know?"
"Describe yourself in 3 words."
"UKCOM website, Student Doctor Network, YouTube videos about the school"
"Youtube videos, SDN, practicing answers to questions out loud."
"school's website and SDN"
"mock interviews, practicing common questions and questions of SDN"
"look at schools mission statement and past questions"
"Mock interviews, SDN"
"Practice interviews with advisors at my university"
"This wesbite for ethics (it's GOLDEN): https://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/ I talked to a mirror and wrote an outline for the "Why medicine" and "Tell me about yourself" questions."
"Read through my application, researched the school"
"I read leisurely, I prayed daily, and I listened to classical music in the car on the drive to the interview. Relaxing is everything."
"SDN interview feedback ;)"
"What is one of your faults and how would you improve?"
"Read SDN and practiced common interview questions"
"Meeting with other students at UK, reading student doctor, and googleing interview questions"
"SDN Interview Feedback and reread over my secondary essays the day of the interview. Reading over my essays was super helpful, since a lot of what they'll ask you about/tell you about ties into the questions they asked on secondaries. (eg, they talked about UK's 8-12 class schedule with a lot of unstructured time)"
"Read sample questions, looked at mission, other online resources."
"SDN forums and interview feedback,my AMCAS essay, Secondary App essays,current UK med students"
"Looked over application"
"Read SDN, went over secondary and primary, and looked on Kentucky's website."
"Prayed, prepared answers to questions on SDN, reviewed primary and secondary applications, reviewed school website"
"Researched the school's curriculum, thought of alot of questions to ask, practiced answering 100s of the most common questions asked."
"Read SDN questions, looked up stuff about the school on the website, practiced with myself/dad"
"Read over my amcas application and secondary essays. Looked up information on medical school and research institutes affiliated with UKCOM."
"Read over my AMCAS app and the secondary app. Did a few mock interviews with myself in front of the mirror and used SDN to keep up with current healthcare events (check out the socio-political forums)."
"SDN, numerous sleepless nights, a lifetime of hoping, and a review of my application."
"SDN, talked to UK students, had friends do mock interviews with me"
"I looked at UK website, and SDN "
"I read my application, looked at the website, visited classes before hand (and grilled some current MS1s) and looked at SDN"
"This site, my application essays, UK website"
"read SDN, read file"
"SDN, applications, friends, mock interview, school's website"
"SDN, Kaplan materials, reviewed secondary, reviewed primary, "
"talked to a friend that had been accepted, looked at this site, looked at the web page of the school"
"SDN, website, read over application materials"
"Review UK Secondary, AMCAS, SDN, talk with students "
"Read this site, read over my secondary application again."
"SDN, mock interviews, read website, etc."
"Read SDN, practiced with peers, read up on other interview websites. Talked to my relatives in KY (who also go to UKy, and are alumni there)."
"Read the reviews on SDN and looked at the website."
"read sdn, researched school, etc."
"SDN, MSAR, AMCAS, and UK secondary application. "
"Read SDN, other websites with suggested interview questions, talked with others who had interviewed there before, came up with several questions to ask them...the interviewer did ask if I had any questions about the school earlier in the interviewer"
"Read SDN; talked to friends whoa re already in med school, read admissions books."
"Mock interviews, read SDN, website, and essays"
"I took questions off of this website, read my secondary, my primary wasn't really a focus. oh.. and haha, I went out 2 nights before and watched a movie the night before. I figured being relaxed was a good thing."
"SDN, My AMCAS and secondary applications."
"Mock interviews, school website, SDN"
"SDN, secondary application, personal statement and the school curriculum."
"I looked over my AMCAS and sec applications and prepared a good answer, but not rotely memorized answer, to the "why do you want to be a doctor?" question."
"sdn, reread my applications"
"School website, StudentDoctor.net, reviewed application"
"Practiced with other pre-med students, talked to an interview coach (VERY HELPFUL!)"
"read SDN feedback, read UK's online bulletin, practiced answers to some questions"
"read amcas, secondary, etc."
"Read this website, talked with other students from the University"
"This website, mock interview, practice questions"
"Read through my application, read this website, read about the school."
"Read the interview feedback page, spoke with others that had been thru the interviews."
"research website, prepare Q & A's ahead of time, etc"
"Talked to students, UK website, this site."
"read over this website, all personal statements, what i've sent them, their website. watched a movie the night before"
"Talked with current students, reviewed secondary, reviewed website."
"This website and a mock interview with my boyfriend who is a resident. Also, I read up on current health care issues. "
"SDN, Kaplan Admissions Workbook, previous interviews"
"Read this website, looked over my application."
"looked over my application and SDN"
"Read my AMCAS, chilled"
"Read over the school's web site, looked over my secondary application questions."
"Talked to friends that are at the school. Read up on the few posts that were on SDN."
"Everyone I spoke to was amiable. The student panel reassured us that the school is a very collaborative one in which people are more than willing to help one another. One of my interviewers was a professor who said she's never had any concerns about a student because of their support network and robust curriculum."
"The faculty and staff were really encouraging and gave positive vibes, associate dean is very enthusiastic"
"being a regional campus is a small community and it seemed like the staff really cares about their students"
"The staff was so nice and encouraging."
"The interviewers were super kind and conversational"
"The Chandler hospital and medical student facilities were all very impressive"
"The poeple, the new hospital, they really care about you!"
"New hospital, location, friendliness of everyone"
"Clinical facilities, flexible scheduling"
"The school truly wishes to invest in their students. They care about your preparation and foster an environment of collaboration. They stress the importance of a balanced life, and seek to affect the local community while students are in medical school."
"Everything (seriously). The brand new pavilion on the already enormous Chandler hospital. The curriculum. The heavy emphasis on research. I could go on and on, seriously I was very impressed."
"Everyone was extremely friendly - the people in the admissions office and the interviewers."
"The people- everyone was very friendly and the response time of the committee decision."
"The facilities were great. The MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) Lab was incredible, even though I'm not terribly interested in surgery."
"It was very casual and laid back. My interview was full of laughter. The campus is beautiful. Brand new hospital in the works. It's a good time to be a wildcat!"
"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!"
"Small class size, faculty involvement"
"Building a new hospital, facilities are pretty nice. The class seems very close knit. Med school is right next to undergrad and shares lots of the same facilities."
"The students and faculty had such a great attitude about their school and the program. We were about to view a cadaver during the tour! The interviewers came and got us rather than us going off to different buildings to meet them"
"The people from the office, my interviewers, the new hospital being built, the new building for M1s and M2s."
"How friendly everyone was and how they picked interviewers that wanted to interview me; not just a random selection. Great hospitality"
"Some facilities are old, but they are committed to updating them. The first year class room is immaculate, but the anatomy lab, upper class classrooms, and hospital haven't been updated yet. Parts of the hospital should be done by 2011 though."
"Friendly people, who are very helpful and seem to be after the best future physicians. Everyone is excited about the improvements in facility, faculty, and finance. It really seems to set in with everyone that this is a very special time to be at UK."
"Safety, location, school pride, nurturing environment, quality of life, great faculty, enthusiasm of everyone involved with the interview day"
"The students loved the school and the block scheduling is awesome. 8AM-12PM most days"
"The students LOVE it there. They were all very thoughtful, very interested in helping the visiting students. They were very open about what they liked and what they didn't like, and they seemed to love their classmates."
"The students all seemed to love where they were. There also seems to be a lot of chances to get involved with the community."
"Friendliness of faculty and students. I miss that old southern charm. they use sarcophagi for their cadavers instead of body bags. all the hospitals and facilities are right next to each other so you're not constantly commuting from one place to the next"
"Service Learning Opportunities, enthusiasm, lack of competitiveness..."
"The students are really friendly and they love UK. The faculty seems to go out of their way to make medical school as friendly an environment as they can."
"The students' enthusiasm, the well-organized informational session, the kindness of the interviewers, the list continues!"
"the friendliness of the students, interviewers and staff, also their honesty"
"Strong sense of community "
"The interview is organized so well. The intenerary (sp?) they email is followed much more precisely than at most other schools. "
"Overall, the school seems like it is an ''up an coming'' institution. The people/students seem genuine and happy to be there."
"The nice open air and peacefulness of lexington. Their new library is just gorgeous. Campus is nicely spread out."
"Everyone was really friendly and Lexington is an absolutely beautiful city. It seems like the classes are really close. The schedule is great- class in the morning and most afternoons free. The student lounge was really nice and unique."
"friendly atmosphere. I am an undergrad here, so I knew what to expect"
"The 'livability' of Lexington. Not too big, great sports environment, low cost of living, awesome student's fitness/athletic center, clean and safe campus..."
"Everyone was so laid back and the interviews were conversational. In one interview I ended talking to my interviewer about the time she visited the town in which my school is located...about how she had visited the local pharmacy that still has a counter and she ordered a fudge sundae...she was incredibly laid back and the interview was not stressful. She made me very relaxed!"
"I felt like the school would support me, that there are opportunities to learn the way that I want to learn. In response to a different poster, UK does have a computer requirement, but not a PDA requirement, for which I am terribly grateful."
"The friendly atmosphere, the 97% pass rate on the USMLE, the supportive environment. The place is alot more diverse than I thought it would be."
"The falculty, students, admissions office, the general support and friendliness of everyone there."
"The stressing of how much the faculty is there for you. I definately like it being in a somewhat smaller class. I think it's about 90ish."
"UK is my first choice so I was already impressed. The students are super-friendly and the class schdule is awesome(8-12)most days your first year. Award-winning professors and a lovely admissions staff."
"They invest a lot of money, time and effort into making sure their curriculum is as efficient as possible; high quality teaching staff (one of their faculty recently received a Robert J. Glaser Distinguised Teacher Award)"
"Everybody was very helpful and informal."
"The curriculum format was great. They start you in clinical training VERY early which is a good idea. They spent alot of time and money working on making it a very effective curriculum."
"The students really seemed to love the school. I was told by a few students that everyone is really close and it isn't very competative. "
"I was already pretty well-informed about UK so there weren't any big suprises; it's my first choice, so I am already very positively impressed."
"UK has a great, innovative curriculum that seems to allow students a decent amount of free time. The students seem very happy and cooperative. The curriculum has a lot of emphasis on respecting and understanding and listening to patients. The rural care program is great. It seems like the administration is very responsive to students and very flexible with allowing students to do things they're interested in."
"The people were so nice. Everyone was so helpful and they were all super excite dabout school. When we asked them about the work all they could talk about was how much everryone was available to help and how everyone wanted everyone else to succeed. "
"Friendliness of students, administration, and interviewers "
"The friendliness of the people and the block scheduling"
"The students seem really happy. The school definitely strives to make them happy while still providing a good education. Their block schedule was definitely a plus."
"The school is really nice. Although, don't bring wintergreen candy to the cadaver lab even if you aren't eating it... ;) I did very much appreciate the fact that you could ask the students anything you wanted without it getting back to the admissions committee. The adcom staff were EXTREMELY helpful and kept me informed throughout the entire process."
"Everyone was really friendly. Students seemed genuinely friendly. Great curriculum."
"Students were the happiest I've seen and the tour was good. They let us see the anatomy lab and cadavers which most schools don't. Interviewers were super nice."
"the relatively close class, the block schedule"
"Atomosphere in general. Everyone was very friendly and the current students that I spoke with were well pleased that they had chosen UK"
"I really like how the curriculum is set up and my interviewers were really friendly. "
"Curriculum at the school"
"The curriculum and the schedule."
"The curriculum is great, and the people are extremely nice. Also, UK has a high percentage of their class pass the boards on the first time. "
"The friendliness of students, faculty & staff"
"The cirriculum is the selling point here."
"Laid back atmosphere. Block scheduling. Huge school and hospital support. Cost of tuition."
"most of the lectures are given from the main campus and streamed to the regional campus, so I could see a problem in connecting with your lecturers."
"I wished my interview had been in person instead of through Zoom"
"The student panel was pretty low energy compared to other schools, I didn’t get the vibe that they were happy to be there"
"First class in medical shcool with anatomy. Since I'm RPLP I'll have to move from Lexington to Morehead after 2 years."
"Initial interview was cancelled"
"Is not pass-fail"
"Out-of-state tuition is among the highest in the country"
"The tour guide didn't wait for all the students to enter a room before beginning her rapid explanation of the place."
"I didn't like the chips that I got during the provided lunch. :)"
"Their weak USMLE 1 scores and the fact that you have to walk outside to get to the hospital"
"The campus tour was pretty scattered. We were broken up into two groups, so I didn't have a chance to talk to some of the other interviewees like I would have liked."
"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."
"Information presented at interview day seemed a bit incomplete. Would have liked to meet more students."
"Not a whole lot."
"The tour ran kind of long."
"From the start of the application process things seemed slow here. I started to worry if I was being seriously considered. That was my biggest concern."
"Nothing... I suppose the weather was bad and there was a lot of construction but otherwise I liked it a lot!"
"There was a bunch of construction going on which means that some things weren't really where they were supposed to be. Getting around can get confusing at times."
"Strong emphasis on numbers to attain their "Top 20 Goal". Perhaps not the best way to get the best overall physicians. On the other hand, pushing for this new goal has energized the program and its effects are seen in every aspect of the medical community."
"No financial aid information session"
"The facilities are fairly dated (but they're currently building an amazing new state of the art facility). So basically, nothing. "
"the library is like a dungeon. you need a car to get around. no real public transportation."
"Relatively dated facilities, but by me (hopefully) third year, they should be state of the art!"
"I must admit that the facilities are aging."
"powerpoint presentation is a bit cheesy"
"Lexington lacks ethnic diversity "
"The school itself is older, but the new health sciences learning center will be under construction soon."
"Coming from a major city, I missed the urban/cultural stuff that I was used to seeing on every corner. It wasn't bad, just different for me."
"This is the most important part; i have a friend who goes to uk and is in their first year class right now. They are having huge problems with their curriculum and academics; at one point a third of their class was failing biochemistry! And this year's first year class is the best MCAT and GPA averaging class they've ever had at UK. Totally scared me away: they still don't know how they are going to solve the huge problems this year and last with biochem. "
"How one of the interviewers felt that he needed to defend UK and state it's ranking, and credentials. How the interviewer kept referring to me as "people like you". wtf. like I'm from another planet or something? Their labs and class rooms are ok I guess. "
"The facilities weren't the greatest, but they were passable."
"the facilities are slightly dungeonish but they are building a new med school that will be ready in 2010. Unfortunately, I'll graduate!"
"I really had a great interview experience. There is a lot of walking for the tour after lunch, so either wear comfortable shoes or be prepared for blisters."
"I was interviewed by two retired members of the faculty. They were very nice people (and relatively famous), but I felt like I was only seen by one facet of the adcom."
"I was not really negatively impressed."
"The lack of techonology (But made up by the quality of doctors that graduate)"
"Probably Lexington in general, it might not be as culturally diverse as I'd like it to be. Also, I figure that during med school and residency is the only time that I'm going to be able to live in a big city, might as well enjoy it. Also, the library that they have at the med school... the nickname is the "dungeon" it's in the basement and not very nice. I'd kind of like to have a place that's not where the undergrad's study cuz during the finals, their library gets packed. but... it's nice to study with the undergrads. their library is really nice."
"Discriminatory and illegal questions asked during the interview."
"we had to wait and change rooms couple of times"
"The labs seemed somewhat dated, but were functional."
"The facilities haven't changed much since the school was started in the 60's. "
"About the school: terrible parking (which I already knew) About the interview: interviewees were brought back from their 2nd interviews whenever they were done; mine went rather long, and I missed a majority of the lunch with students (I was there for about 5 minutes of it, it seemed disorganized.)"
"The cadaver lab only holds half the med students, so it's 6 students to a cadaver, split into two groups of 3 who alternate, each doing half the dissection. I'm also not a big fan of Lexington, which has pretty bad traffic and parking and not much to do if you've outgrown the bar scene but aren't married and raising kids."
"The powerpoint presentation at the beginning could have ran smoother"
"Parking options, older facilities"
"The tour was not well organized."
"Sudden changes in the way the interviews went - they would ask a couple easy questions, then slam dunk you with something that made your mind change gears. The student lounge is tiny for the # of students :) but I guess you get to know a everyone that way. Parking for students seemed pretty "lean", but I come from an area that is not as urban as lexington, so I am probably biased."
"Have to park at football stadium (students), not during interview."
"they bashed other med schools, lexington is small"
"Nothing. Enjoyed experience."
"The tour was short and we only really saw the anatomy and histology labs as well as the student lounge. It would have been nice to have seen the rest of the hospital and the children's hospital like other schools. "
"There is only 1 hospital nearby and it's still on the undergrad campus. The students seem competitive with each other and the professors are more interested in research than teaching. Parking is also at the stadium lot, which is far away."
"The facilities--they look like they haven't been updated in centuries"
"Comparitively small orthopedic surgery dept (although not necessarily under-par)"
"The lunch. I hate subway. "
"I was under the impression that "two interviews" meant that Applicant A would go first followed by Applicant B, when in reality, it was all ~15 students went into separate rooms with their designated interviewers at the same time. We would then "swap" the interviewers, so basically there are 2 sets of 1/1 interviews by different people"
"The interview itself goes by faster than you think"
"it was more relaxed that I thought it would be"
"One interview was conversational, one interview asked me strictly ethical and situational questions"
"I already went to the RPLP open house so I think that REALLY helped me for the RPLP interview. *whisper* they so some speed interviews at Morehead in additon to the 2 one-on-one interviews *whisper*"
"A schedule for the day, my interviewers' names"
"The tour that the med students take you on at the end of the interview is long. Be sure to wear very comfortable shoes."
"The fact that my interviewers would barely ask me any questions. We just talked a lot about Indian food and stuff like that"
"Rural Track interviewers have to write an essay at the interview."
"I would have done more research about the school. I knew a fair amount, but having more directed questions for my interviewer I think would have been helpful, like asking about going to a particular site for an away rotation, rather than just away rotations in general."
"Nothing. I had all the info I needed."
"That there was actually 2 separate interviews with two separate interviewers. And some 4th year students are on the admissions committee."
"That my first interviewer had knee troubles, I wouldn't have suggested we take the stairs."
"That the College of Medicine is hard to find because the street it is on is closed. Be sure to arrive 30+ minutes early just to be safe."
"There is a lot of down time during the day. There's a lot of time for lunch and can be extra time between interviews, especially if the one before you runs long or yours ends early. Also, the tour covers A LOT of ground, so wear comfy shoes if you can."
"Contrary to SDN, the actual interviews were not merely conversational. Don't kid yourself. These are serious people with serious questions, and at a time it is a bit awkward. Not a negative experience by any means, but no party either. "
"nothing, I did a lot of research"
"the Parking is not good"
"Nothing really, the whole experience was SO COMFORTABLE and really laid back. I had no problems. "
"Nothing. But the admissions office is a little hard to find... kinda behind the medical center. Look for it the night before so you don't get stressed the day of."
"the tour took a little longer than i had expected. they give you a nice nametag and introduce you to all the interviewers in the beginning. super friendly people"
"I wish I had asked about the service learing opportunities in my interview. I had seen them briefly mentioned on the website, and completely forgot about them. Then, during lunch after the interviews, the students described them more and I loved it."
"I go to UK for undergrad so nothing really suprised me."
"That I wouldn't be asked about any ethical/social/political questions. Each interview stuck to my application the entire time."
"That their board scores on behavioral sciences stink, that they are having increasing problems with people passing their step 1's and getting out of first year into second (ie failing!)"
"If I'd had known that they were going to be racist, sexist, and highly unprofessional, I would have spent the day with my family instead of being bashed all day. "
"That one of my interviews would be with a current med student- I would have thought of more questions to ask her."
"I didn't realize that both interviewers would ask about finances. They asked how much debt I had from undergrad, how I planned to pay for med school, and much in loans I planned to take out. I think I answered them ok, but I would have felt more comfortable if I had a number in my mind about the total amount of loans I would take out. I had to think about this question. "
"That I could have found out who was interviewing me ahead of time. I didn't know that the admissions office would tell me that."
"I wished I had known how much I would love this school. I would have applied much earlier."
"Nothing they really kept us up to date on the whole process."
"The fact that my grades were such a focus as opposed to the rest of my application which I believe is strong made me a little sad, but I believe it was their right to wonder about my grades and I was very honest in answering questions related to this topic."
"I wish I'd come with a plan on how to deal with illegal and discriminatory questions. "
"The tours were given by random students... you really had to ask them to take you places if you wanted to see them."
"Interviews really are very relaxed."
"That not all the interviewers would be equally qualified; one of them, although a very nice person, seemed to be somewhat in the dark about important things like the MCAT, and obviously hadn't had much experience interviewing."
"How relaxed the interviews actually are. That not only clinicans interview you...Ph.Ds do as well."
"(see my negative impression...) Make SURE you know where you are going before the interview, if I hadn't given myself a full hour to get the 5 miles to the parking structure, the construction and me getting turned around (and typical college traffic) would have made me late."
"that the class was already full"
"Read instructions to get to interview room carefully!"
"The School, hospital and children's hospital are all ONE building."
"Nothing, I'm from Lexington and I attended UK so I was already comfortable with the setting. "
"That all schools talk about early patient contact and early clinical experience."
"Be yourself and arrive early to get parking and figure out where you need to go. You've got this, future doctor!"
"Just be yourself, it pays off!"
"Great program and great interview"
"This interview felt very formal and professional, but became more laid-back after going to meet with the interviewers. All the student tour guides were clearly and genuinely enthusiastic about their school"
"Interview is laid back! At the Morehead site they do a GREAT job at calming you down and the Lexington interviews are pretty chill. Be prepared and stay calm because they at the interview point they want to accept you, but they just need you to be personable and answer questions calmly with a clear head."
"Brief presentation of the school at 9:30, two 30-min interviews (I had a faculty member and an alum) from 10 to 11:30ish, quick lunch and brief financial aide presentation until 12, tour from 12 to 1 ending in the new hospital Very low stress day"
"Great school. Great students. AMAZING HOSPITAL. I think everyone needs to see the new UK Hospital, as it is the nicest, best equipped, most beautiful hospital in the nation right now, hands down."
"Like I said above, I honestly don't think I could design a more perfect school if I tried. This school is a bit on the pricy side for out-of-state students but other than that I think it's perfect."
"I would definitely apply to this school."
"I interviewed for the rural track program and the people at Morehead were great! At both sites I felt really welcomed and talked like a conversation with my interviewers."
"Overall, I was very impressed. More than I thought I would be. The lecture halls are fairly standard, but the hospital looked great and the MIS Lab looked like a great asset."
"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."
"Overall, good school, good impression."
"Relax. It is a conversational interview and they ask questions based on what is on your file and based on the responses for previous questions. There is a list of questions that they could use but they mostly just ask about you and your experiences. Review your application because they have and they will jump in by bringing up something from your activities list"
"I'm an undergrad at UK and have worked in the COM the past few years. I really like what they're doing with new facilities. They are definitely on the rise."
"Loved the school. After interviewing here it quickly moved to my number one spot. Hopefully I will get accepted but only time will tell. Good luck! Don't be nervous because it is very conversational and they make you feel as comfortable as possible."
"Overall, UK is a school that's going places. Most of the construction stuff they have planned won't be completed until after 2014 or so like the rest of the new hospital, the new health sciences campus, and whatever it is they decide to do with the old hospital and med school. They do have some stuff finished for the first years like classrooms, lounge, and lockers. Of course, once the rest of the construction is finished, and UK goes up in the rankings, a degree from there will be worth that much more. I guess it's a trade-off."
"Tough, but thorough interview process. UK is a very special place, and the interview really accentuates its qualities. "
"Very positive. Laid back during student interview, more serious during faculty interview. They really want to know if you are serious about their school. Be honest and enthusiastic."
"Overall it was an ok experience. My first interview went well, the second went so so. A nice thing is that they don't have rolling admissions, so you find out if you are accepted in a relatively short amount of time."
"1. get up early and stress out. 2. arrive at school, and be instantly relaxed by how friendly and accommodating everyone is. 3. watch a short video, be introduced to interviewers, have your two interviewers. 4. have lunch with 2nd year students 5. go on the tour. The whole thing was so laid back---the school cares about the mental state of its students, and doesn't do anything to deliberately cause extra stress---They care!"
"The day was very well organized and one of the shortest, which was nice. We watched a small presentation and then the interviewers came in and got us. My first interviewer was a M3 and she was so nice... really helped me to relax. My next interviewer was faculty and she was a bit more intense but still very nice. After that we had lunch and took a tour. The students were great and seemed to really love the school and Lexington. I got a call the next week letting me know I was in! I am almost 100% sure this is where I will be next year."
"it was my first interview and they made it very comfortable"
"Wonderful. I only wish that it hadn't been my first interview. I really hope that I can attend this school."
"It is a great school for those interested in primary care. The staff are very friendly and the med school class seem very non-competitive and were very happy to be there."
"This was by far my best interview experience. I walked away in love with the school and the program!"
"A boring few hours. Funny watching everyone so stressed out, trying their best to look calm, cool, and collected, and all of them looking the same (honestly - it seemed as if they had gotten dressed together. pre-med kids have no style"
"We were interviewed before the tour, there is definitely a focus on treating Kentuckians "
"All students and faculty are very friendly and helpful. The administrative office seems to be one of the most organized and well run I have seen for any school. An interview was given to me within 10days of submitting my secondary and a decision on my application was made within a week of my interview. Overall the hospital network was smaller than Louisville, but UK seemed to have a stronger sense of community. Louisville is by far a more diverse city, but UK has a better campus. "
"The interview was great and well-organized. We watched a short video, and then all of the interviewers were brought into the room and introduced to us. This was much more impressive than what I've seen at other schools, where interviewees are told to wait somewhere while interviewers may or may not show up several minutes late. The students seemed very close and enthusiastic and I love that the school is literally within the hospital. The best part was finding out I was accepted less than a week following my interview."
"I wouldn't go here, one student even said "go to UofL. at least they're pass/fail""
"It felt like a one-sided bashing more than an interview. It was also quite obvious that they were biased against me before I even got to sit down for the interview. My 2nd interview involved me sitting there for a full 10-15 minutes while being talked down to, before I could even say anything. I was escorted back to the conference room without being allowed to ask questions post 'interview'. Saying things like "plus, you're a woman, and they like that" does not seem very professional to me. The interviews, from my knowledge, did not follow standard med school interview protocol. They barely involved any medically related, or goal oriented questions. Of the decent questions asked, they seemed to focus on my ethnic origins, my familial background, and my reason for coming to KY when I'm from CA. Overall, it was a bad experience, though I believe I handled it quite well and professionally (to the best of my abilities at least). Unfortunately, the right thing to do, and what I should have done was to walk out on such a racist and unprofessional institution rather than sit through all the crap they threw at me. [Ofcourse I understand that it is unfair to judge the institution based on a few bad people who have 40 and 50 years with UK under their belt...but dang. it was pretty harsh]."
"Arrived at 9:15, watched a short video about the school, first interview, came back and chatted with other interviewees, had second interview, ate lunch, went on the tour, done by 1:00. It was a great day and quite efficient."
"It was extremely casual, and I was able to guide the direction of the interview, and talk about things that I wanted to mention. They did have a worksheet of certain questions that the interviewers were required to ask all applicants. Some of these questions I have listed below... All in all a good experience. One of the people that interviewed me called me on 10/15 (the first day to notify the regular decision candidates) to let me know that I've been accepted! I'm going to UK!"
"The whole interview day is very succinct and to the point. We started promptly at 9:15 AM and saw a 15 minute computer presentation. Immediately after the presentation we went directly to the interviews. This very much took me by surprise. The admissions staff, faculty and student body were very friendly and there was a much more closer and intimate environent than the other schools. This was my third interview and I learned that choosing a medical school is not a matter of choosing the 'best' school but instead, finding the best fit and environment where you are most comfortable and will find success. Attending UK would allow me to live 15 minutes away from campus, and the home prices and cost of living of Lexington can't be beat. The interview was on a Saturday and by Thursday, I rec'd a call notifying me of my acceptance. I am now a Wildcat!!!"
"Very laid back, nice people, good day."
"I applied ED to UK, so I went in already knowing that this was my school of choice. I will be happy going here (I got in!!). I wish I had been interviewed by a younger member of the committee. Also, since I am non-trad, I thought that neither interviewer should have asked so much about my family, but since they can't ask if I am married...I guess that is ok. All in all, I am happy to be going to school here."
"I had two one on one interviews. Both were converstional. There were no questions out of the ordinary. I guess the location of UK would be considered a small Metropolis. Its known as the Blue-grass state and its also known for the horse races (ie. Kentucky derby). There are a number of nontraditional students (I think I was told around 30% from another student). Many students have families before or during medical school which is awesome. The school offers a generally supportive environment. They truly want the students to succeed."
"Day started at 9:15 with admission office. They gave us a presentation and were very nice and made us feel relaxed. Then we went for two interviews. My first lasted an hour (we did not realize we had been talking for that long) and the second was almost 45 minutes. Then we had lunch and a tour. The tour was little drawn out and the tour guides really didn't seem to have a plan on where to take us. The facilities were a little outdated and the don't seem to be incorporating a lot of the techonology that has come about (no computer requirements or PDA). Students were very helpful I thought and enthusiastic but did not seem to respond well to some of the questions. "
"I had a great time. The people were night and the facilities were up to date. "
"Overall it was a good experience. The new dean of the college came to speak with us and he is super-nice and accomodating. My first interviewer was a pathologist and an absolute sweetheart who had decided to become a doctor in her 30's. My second interview was with the former dean of the college and he was awesome as well. I enjoyed his straightforward mannerism and he seemed to posess a sense of humor, which was great and helped me relax."
"I believe Kentucky's school of medicine would offer any student the opportunity to receive a quality education; their facilities are adequate, they have reputable faculty, and their curriculum is well-designed. Moreover, the people in Kentucky were for the most part very polite. Unfortunately, I had the misfortune of being asked a number of illegal questions by a noticeably inexperienced interviewer; I believe their admissions process needs to be seriously scrutinized and reformed. "
"overall, it was not that bad. very informal and low key."
"The interviews at UK were very laid back and relaxed. Everyone was very nice, and the tour by the students afterwards was great. They showed alot of the school and gave their personal experiences and beliefs which really impacted my view of UK's med school positively."
"I absolutely loved this school. Everyone was so nice and willing to answer any questions. Both of my interviewers were great and really wanted to get to know me rather than stump me with ethical questions. You find out very quickly if you are accepted...they call you within a week. "
"Good. I was disappointed with the lack of updated computer access / facilities. The tour didn't explore outside of the main building (connected to the hospital), so we never saw the multi-million dollar library they boasted."
"One positive, one slightly negative interview. Lunch and subsequent tour were disorganized; general feeling was pretty laid back, although when we all first got there it was tense/quiet."
"It was very friendly and relaxed. They just wanted to get to know me. The administration was very nice and seemed interested in us being impressed by them as much as vice versa."
"I wasnt too excited about KY when i applied and I did so becuase of family. But after i left i was totally excited about the school and felt really at home there. The curriculum is awesome as well."
"Relaxing, informative, with little stress."
"It was a very positive experience for my first medical school interview. I liked the feel of the school."
"I had 2 interviews. The first one was with a faculty memeber and a student. The second was just with a faculty member. Both were very relaxed and laid back."
"First interviewer was very laid back, second interviewer was tough. I kind of got the impression they were only interviewing me because they were morbidly curious about my gpa/mcat scores, although that surely can't be the case - as granting interviews to someone with no intention of admitting them would be a terrible waste of time and effort. I was eventually rejected due to grades, never quite understood why you'd get an interview if you were going to get kicked because of scores... The whole interview process lasted just 4 hours and they fed us before the tour. I enjoyed it very much. Also, the students were very upbeat about their school and there did seem to be comaraderie(sp?) there. Overall, I wish they had accepted me :D - To those reading this - Good Luck!"
"it was very relaxing. both of my interviewers were laid back and just wanted to chat. nothing hard at all! i was lucky!"
"Overall, a great experience. Seems like a great school."
"Two very nice interviewers and very happy students!"
"Loved everything about the school, atomosphere, and people. Definitely going there if accepted! "
"My interviewers were great and I was asked interesting questions. I actually ended discussing "The Lord of the Rings" series with one of my interviewers which was something I hadn't expected, but it was overall a pleasant and low stress experience. "
"The interview was very laid back- both of them. The school is very good."
"Interviews went well and were laid-back. Overall, I felt as if the present students were those that are competitive and do not work well in groups. "
"Overall, my visit to UK was a good one. I felt comfortable with the students and faculty that I met, and the curriculum really makes me want to go there. "
"Both of my interviews were retired faculty members. The first was a series of really widely open-ended questions, the second was just a conversation about common interests (like cross-cultural medicine, travel, etc.) I was caught offguard by the slew of open-ended questions--there were no questions directed a research or volunteering or schools in that interview. The tour guide was nice, but I was not overly impressed with the actual buildings or labs. However, I also learned some really positive aspects--especially the curriculum. It is a fairly novel approach that was developed about 10 years ago. All the students I talked to seemed to love it."
"Extremely laid back. Strictly conversational, very little "questioning". I was not put on the spot, felt like they were really just trying to get to know me."
"The interview was SO laid back. I was interviewed 2 times at 30 min each. One interviewer was a third year and was totally cool and easy. The other interviewer was a faculty member and was even easier. In short, I think that if you get an interview this early that the school is looking for reasons to accept you. There were no hard, tricky or ethical questions. They really do just want to get to know you on a personality level. As one interviewer told me, "Well, the committee agrees that you are strong enough numbers and involvement wise to attend UK. That's why you have an interview. My role is to make sure you have the patient interaction skills that would make you a great doctor." So, just talk about yourself and why you want to be there and you'll do fine."
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"It was a very nice place, especially for the price ($88 for 1 night as of 2/2/2023). The area was safe, well-lit, and ~7 minutes from UKCOM. I traveled alone but the bed was big enough for two, and I slept just fine. My main complaint is that they didn't have a microwave, iron for clothes, or kitchen in the room. They do have a gym area though close to the main lobby if you feel like going."
"Great place to stay, a bit more expensive than I expected for the area but it was close and easy access to the school (about >5 minute drive or 15 minute walk)"
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"No suggestions, but I do appreciate their responsiveness and friendliness. I know admissions offices can be very busy, but all of my emails/phone calls were quickly answered."
"Keep up the good work! All of the faculty I interacted with was extremely helpful!"
"They do a great job and I love how swift the replies and updates are."
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"More students to talk to!"
"None. Fantastic admissions staff. Consistently communicates with applicants via email to keep us in the loop."
"It would have been nice to have the name of our interviewers provided"
"Admissions office was really friendly and helped me schedule an interview so I wouldn't have to trav"
"They are very nice people who are very resourceful and helpful."
"Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Keep it up!"
"The admissions office at UK is exceptional. I can't emphasize enough how respectful, friendly, and h"
"None -- they are awesome!"
"Nothing---they are SO NICE! They told us the date that the adcom would meet and encouraged us to cal"