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  • University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Columbia
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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 Mizzou?" Report Response

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

"What personal, financial, academic challenges will med school present for you?" Report Response

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

"Malpractice" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Medical malpractice, see below." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your solution to the medical malpractice crisis? I believe I was asked this particular question due to my experience in the insurance industry. It seems they make an effort to tailor questions to the individual, rather than throw a random curveball." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"The usual: read school website thoroughly, read SDN feedback, developed list of expected questions and answered them, reviewed my answers to standard questions, tried to find my happy place." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"1) The overwhelming satisfaction of the students with the PBL curriculum; 2) The involvement of the faculty in the PBL curriculum and personal success of the students; 3) The block schedule for curriculum, testing, rest time; 4) The success of PBL and testing format in preparing students for excellent results on boards; 5) The PBL lab set-up; 6) Proximity of school to the hospital complex (connected) and to ammenities of the larger campus community (brand new rec center is right outside the north doors)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really; already knew about high in-state tuition rate" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That what prior positive feedback has noted about the students being happy with PBL is an understatement; that what prior negative feedback has attempted to convey about the school is a bunch of BS from malcontents, ivy wannabees and others who cannot accept MU for what it is: a modest state school in an out-state area, which has an excellent, progressive curriculum which does an excellent job preparing physicians for patient care (yes, especially but not only for primary care) " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They divide each interview day into morning group and afternoon group. The am people have two separate interviews, at 9am and 10am. Btwn 11-12, there is time to meet privately with the FA person, ask questions of the admin staff, explore campus or hospital, grab a bite to eat, etc. At noon, students provide a somewhat limited tour of the facilities to both the AM and PM groups. Our tour guides were very upbeat, helpful and eager to relate their experiences (all positive and informative)." Report Response

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