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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?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Interview 1: What did you do during your summer vacations (during undergrad)? What are your hobbies?" Report Response

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

"Interview 2: How would your best friend describe you? If all your traits but one were taken away, which one would you keep? What would your dream career be (not medicine)? What interesting things did you see during your volunteer experiences?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Hypothetical situations - If you made a mistake during surgery and the patient died, what would you do? What would you tell the mother of a child with cancer if she wanted to try alternative medicine instead of chemo?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is very friendly and laid back. Of course, it is Hawaii, so that's normal." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was the funnest, most relaxed interview experience I've had. All three of my interviews went well; they were all very conversational, especially the one with the 4th year student. The goal of the interviews(as I was told by the interviewers) is to see if you will fit in at the school and into their PBL system. If you've received an interview, they know you're capable of med school in general, so they need to see if you'll fit in at JABSOM. The interview with the dean isn't really an interview, it's just a time to ask questions, and he also explains the interview and selection proceess." Report Response

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