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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

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"How do you relate to the specialty you have described in your personal statement?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How do you handle stress?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How are you going to feel if you don't always make as good as grades as you are making right now? Questions for us?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Everything was fairly standard. Most questions were based off of my application...especially the personal statement." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"All the questions were very conversational. None of the questions are difficult if you relax and enjoy meeting some very interesting people." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Old SDN questions for OU" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Hippocrates is a web-based tool that OU has developed that is really a leading edge technology. Other top 25 schools that I visited don't have this technology. The site includes MP3 files of the lectures, videos of all the disections you are expected to perform as shown by the professor, message boards for students to communicate about class and social life, and much much more. The lunch was apparently an improvement over last year's "box lunch". We had a catered buffet with plenty left over for seconds if you didn't have breakfast. Also, OU is one of four comprehensive health science centers in the US meaning that it has other schools on the campus such as nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, etc. This allows for a broad range of individuals to interact with at the student center and in activities such as intramural sports. There is really too much that I was impressed with. Even if you are a strong applicant for top 25 schools, I would encourage you to interview and check-out OU and what it has to offer. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Most of the students at my interview (which happened to be the first day of interviews despite the fake posting in November on this website) were from either OU or OSU so a lot of them knew each other or students who were actually med students while I didn't know anybody. This wasn't a negative because I felt lonely, but because it doesn't seem like OU is getting a wide variety of students from even the universities with OK residents. There were many races represented, but I think many times a student from Iowa State and a student from OU who are both from the same race are more different than two students who are from OU and both happen to be from different ethnic backgrounds. Also, some of the students seemed to have been rejected from years past who were holding onto a prayer that this might be their year. It was VERY common that a student was there for the 2nd or 3rd time interviewing. Some of the med students also had tried as much as 3 or 4 times to get in before the magic happened. I don't know if interviews are keeping them out or what, but it seems that if a student is rejected for 2 years that they shouldn't be invited back the next year for the first day of interviews. I thought perhaps that maybe the MCAT or GPA had changed from years past, but one of the applicants (who was very friendly I might add) said that all he had changed was his personal statement "a little bit". Let me just say that the students that I met seem more qualified for medical school that some other people I have know that have went to medical school. Therefore I assume that either they really want to go to OU (maybe for the football tickets) or they definitely don't want to go to a DO medical school. I am excited and passionate about medicine and if OU doesn't accept me and another school does, I have no plans on waiting for OU to "come around" even though I think it is an excellent school. Although these are "negative" comments, I want to add that I completely enjoyed OU, the students, and the applicants and eagerly await my letter concerning my status which will be sent out on December 13th. I do want to make sure I present the entire picture. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"OU interviews one week a month for each of Dec., Jan., and Feb. They mail out interview dates for each month individually (in other words, the people who will interview in Jan still haven't received their interview letters). There are 3 or 4 sessions each of these weeks with about 25 students per session. Therefore, OU interviews 270 students for 150 spots, so congrats if you get an interview because you have an excellent shot at getting in. Note though, that typically OU doesn't get rejected by as many people as private schools do because a common OU applicant is from OU and will go there (if for no other reason than in-state tuition), hence they accept only a few more students than actually matriculate. Also, know that the interview day begins at 830am and ends about 230pm. However, your interview is at 9, 10, or 11, and after it is over you could technically leave and no be penalized. I would encourage you to at least stay until lunch time to be sure to get an opportunity to see the simulator and Hippocrates presentations." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was very positive and I really look forward to hearing from OU. The medical school is way greater than I expected it to be. I feel I've covered other aspects in other areas of this posting. Anything I could see as negative about OU was way outshined by the positive." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/30/2004

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