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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

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)?

"Tell us about yourself. What path have you taken to bring you here?" Report Response

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

"Your MCAT is very good, but your GPA is a slightly lower; how do you expect to deal with the intensive academic rigors of medical school?" Report Response

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

"Given your limited volunteer experience, how do you know you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you feel you get your moral values?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why MD school as opposed to PA/Pharmacy/Nursing/etc school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Prayed, read SDN, went over my AMCAS application, and talked to peers in medical school." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I must also say that the online resources available through Hippocrates were amazing. It is also very promising to see some of the new facilities coupled with the fact that construction is continuing. OU is a very well established medical school/hospital, and it has not reached its peak." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As some other people have mentioned, the students available during my visit did seem to focus heavily on the social life. In the proper context, though, I think this makes sense. We all want to be physicians, and should rightly be respected and appreciated for the work and devotion it has taken to put us in a position to just be in medical school. In that respect, it is good to see that the people there work and play hard. However, as a married student, I consider myself to be a bit past the undergraduate mentality of partying all the time and drinking until you can't see straight (One third year student told the story of one of his colleagues that was so drunk at a party that he poured a whole can of salsa on his head.) It would have been nice to hear more from the less vocal/social class members. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Parking can be a little bit confusing if you're not familiar with the area. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"OU is an absolutely wonderful school. The facilities and curriculum are on par with anything else I have seen anywhere else. There is definitely the potential there to turn any devoted person into an exceptional physician. The interview day seemed a bit discombobulated, though. The day began at 8:00 with check-in at the library. I actually arrived about 5 minutes late, which didn't present any problems. There were presentations throughout the morning on financial aid, the curriculum, student services, and student affairs. This was all well and good for me, since my interview was scheduled at 11:30. Other interviewees were not so fortunate. Interviews were actually scheduled ever hour on the half-hour starting at 8:30, so groups of 10 or so students missed different presentations. It was necessarily critical information, but it seems to me that if you're going to take the time to say something, you should make sure all of your target audience is there to hear it. The interview itself was fine. My committee consisted of a faculty physician, a practicing community physician, and a fourth-year student. Overall it went fairly well for me. It was relaxed. They didn't seem to be trying to stump me, merely to get to know me on a more personal level. As one of them told me during the interview, you're there because they have identified you as an academically solid person, but want to see if you're the right kind of person to be a doctor. My advice is to relax and be yourself. Don't try to give canned, overly rehearsed responses. If you're truly sincere and honest in your responses your intelligence and ability will come through fine. Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2003

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