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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Where do you see yourself in X years?" Report Response

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

"Your parent is a doctor. How has this affected your decision to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your worst quality?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why does OU appeal to you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Previous interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"School has a lot of money and is pouring it into great new facilities; Hippocrates is neato; the faculty are really top-notch and are both brilliant and accessible; cost of living in OKC is laughably low (huge apartments near campus for ~$200/month); friendly people all around." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"There is a huge difference between what a school DOES and what a school IS. OU DOES many things well (see above section on great faculty recruitment, IT innovation, and facility improvement); OU IS many things that are not appealing. First, it is in Oklahoma City, which is not an amazing place. And it is a state school, meaning that it must accept >85% in-state applicants. This means that the caliber of students simply isn't as high as it is at other schools. This isn't a knock against Oklahomans; it's just a fact. The board scores at OU aren't especially high, even though the instructors seem to be quite good. California state schools can keep a strong medical school program going by accepting mainly CA residents because there are so many people out there, but OU just doesn't have as many students to choose from. If they want to compete for more top applicants, OU is going to have to reform its application policies (perhaps offer in-state tuition to adjoining state residents; accept fewer OK residents; start the interview process in September instead of December; etc). It's a school with great potential but it needs more work. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students were very frank about abusing Hippocrates (online database of lecture MP3's, powerpoints, videos, and notes) and not going to class. I had read that this was a problem on previous SDN posts and had thought it was exaggerated, but it's not. I would guess that at least 1/2 of students almost never go to class... and that's a conservative estimate." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Collegial, laid-back interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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