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  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Oklahoma City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 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?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Weakness?" Report Response

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

"How I liked to study" Report Response

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

"Tell about yourself" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is it ever okay to break or bend rules?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"About current healthcare issues" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I didn't. I like to just go in and be myself. I find it takes away from the "lip-service" that I'm sure most interviewers are tired of hearing. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WOW! The interview was awesome. No beating around the bush. I was paid some of the highest compliments I have ever received in my entire life. (Will not go into specifics to keep from sounding like bragging) Anyway, my interviewers were wonderful. Each one asked several questions based off of my application, as well as a few personal questions. Answered my pointed questions about why OU over OSU, without missing a beat, denigrating others, or failing to point out their own faults. Good people who gave me some valuable insight into my own characteristics that I had never considered. The rest of the day also went pretty well, lunch was okay for box lunch, and the tour was decent (Would have liked to see more, but appreciated not having to walk for miles in uncomfortable shoes)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first three hours before my interview were very negative. Where do I start. First, most of the student ambassadors looked and acted like they just came out of high school (rather disturbing for older non-trad. students like myself, especially having interviewed at some DO schools where the average age was higher and more maturity displayed). Second, I kept hearing one student in particular telling interviewees how to get out of going to class and saying "OSU SUCKS!" whenever anyone brought it up. Really felt like high school. The structure was awful. They had various scattered presentations while people were in interviews, so for example, several people didn't get to hear the financial aid pres., others missed the curriculum, etc. Awful. I was ready to leave without even doing the interview. Then came my turn. (See above to "What positively impressed you")" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"parking entrance described on the map was gated. Had to find another way in. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I am not one to rattle off standard answers. For one thing, with previous acceptances under my belt, I feel like I have the opportunity to go the school and ask some really good questions that some might otherwise be nervous asking. If you are confident, I advise doing the same. The interviewers aren't stupid. They know all the standard answers that students think of. Makes you look like a sheep. For example, when asked about your fault, some "brilliant" premeds think you should answer that question in a way that highlights yourself (i.e. "I am too hard of a worker", or "I just care too darn much") ACK ACK Where is my puke bag? Cut the crap, and tell them what some of your faults are. It shows honesty, humility, and lets them know you're a real person, not just some tool. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/03/2003

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