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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

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Tell us about yourself." Report Response

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

"Since you're a reapplicant, what has changed over the last year that brings you back to us? Why do you still want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How do you deal with stress or frustration?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What caused the Soviet Union to fall? This was a little off-the-wall, and I know from the look on his face that he was just testing how I think. It was brought on because I had just told them that my favorite undergraduate class was one in the History of Science department called Cold War Science." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above. :p" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the feedback on SDN, read the OUHSC website, thoughtfully reflected on why they rejected me last year... " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Hippocrates, the mod system, the facilities, the students. It's all wonderful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really got my attention in a bad way." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I pretty much knew what to expect since I was there interviewing last year." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love OU, and I really hope they give me the opportunity to attend. It is the only school I applied to this year because my wife and I would like to stay in Oklahoma for a few more years before moving away. The interview and accompanying day were much better arranged than last year. I've said this elsewhere in the review, but I think this part actually shows up first: I'm a reapplicant. I got so far as an interview with OU last year and was outright rejected - not waitlisted. This gave a different perspective on this year's interview day. We got there around 8-8:30, and the day began with a welcome from Nancy Hall (I think she's the Dean of Admissions...?). After that the group of 27 interviewees was broken into three smaller groups. They have three basic things scheduled from 9 to noon. A presentation on Hippocrates (OU's amazing online resource for everything from class notes to class schedules to outlines to test banks to dissection videos. It is awesome!), a presentation of OU's Human simulation room (they have everything from fairly unsophisticated mannequins for practicing intubations, venipunctures, NG tubes, urinary catheters, or central line placements to the very expensive model that reacts to just about everything you do to it (administration of gases, drugs, CPR, defibrillation, intubation, etc.), and finally the interviews. Last year the schedule was such that some people would miss parts of the presentations because they were given while they were interviewing. The new schedule allows everyone to see everything. After the last round of stuff at 11:00 we went for a nice catered lunch in the student union. They had MSII-MSIV students available for questions while we ate. Afterwards there were a very brief presentations on financial aid and student affairs. The last thing we did was go on a tour of the relevant campus buildings. I love OU!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/13/2005

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