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  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Chapel Hill
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"why medicine; why UNC; do you really have clinical exposure or valuable extracurriculars? (can't just say yes and list them; had to prove it)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you considered dentistry? As a Japanese-American, do you feel any guilt for Japan's conduct in World War II? (no joke)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"websites, friends, reading, soul searching" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"they made a point about protecting their students, and it did seem the students spoke up and were heard within the school" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interviews had some bizarre moments. The second was relaxed and collegial, but with some odd questions (see above). The first was rough (I was warned I drew a tough one), though I actually appreciated his candor. Gave me a chance to defend myself. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Clerkships all over the state in 3rd and 4th years. Tons of construction that will be ongoing for many years, though from the med students' point of view, the worst may be over in 2005, after which the facilities will be outstanding. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very much what I expected. If only all med schools protected their students from brutal hours and work loads and enormous debts. UNC does this while still being top 20. " Report Response

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