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  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Oklahoma City
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Say you gave a patient a hystorectomy, and the husband came in without his wife and wanted a vasectomy. How would you handle the situation? " Report Response

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

"What qualities make a great doctor better than a good doctor?" Report Response

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

"What do you think of stemcell research? Followed by Abortion and Cloning?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"More than a question, one interviewer said: We're concerned that someone who works as hard as you do might not handle stress, there have been students who've been known to commit suicide. This came from my extensive list of activities and involvement on my application." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think of Stem-Cell research? To which I resonded positively about it. Then they asked about what I thought about abortion and cloning. Very politically motivated questions in my mind." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was my 5th interview, I felt prepared by all my positive experiences at other schools." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really can't think of much that positively impressed me, other than some of the other students were nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lack of diversity. The tour guide mentioned that they have Baptists and Methodists and Christians as their diversity. I'm sure the Jewish and Muslim applicants were thrilled to see Pork served for lunch." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That this is not the school for me. I want to be able to use my mind through medical school and think for myself. OU seems to want to program people to be ultra-conservative invasive religious idealogues. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was dissapointed with my interview experience. First of all, the 3 - on - 1 format stinks. It was obvious they had already decided what I was like before they met me, and they were more having a conversation between themselves with their questions than with me. They asked me why I work so hard, and what's my purpose, to which I responded I like to challenge myself and experience as much as I can - I love to learn. They then proceeded to ask me some of the most convoluted hypothetical situation questions.. like what if you had a patient that had a hystorectomy, because they didn't want children, and then later the husband came wanting a vasectomy, how would you handle that? - The female doctor looked at me like this was a simple moral question, and I responded, that as a professional, I couldn't get involved in their personal lives, and there may be a simple explanation why he wants the procedure. She returned, of course there's a simple explanation, he wants a vasectomy so he won't get his girlfriend pregnant,.. I paused, and thought for a minute, and said that this was a difficult situation, and that I couldn't possibly get in the middle of the couple's marital problems, and the husband was in charge of his medical decisions. If he wanted a vasectormy, he'd get one and I couldn't stop him. I would only be able to educate him to the medical issues invovled, reversibiltiy, and implications. Then they all started in on me about preventing ALL pain and suffering. The questions got worse from there, and I began to feel like I was running for public office rather than applying for medical school. They wanted to know what my stance was on stemcell research, to which I said it was an exciting area of research - and things got more tense from there. They then wanted to know what I thought about cloning and abortion... All in all, I'm a bit miffed. I think it's good to be challenged, but everyone else said they had positive interviews and great conversations. I don't know if I should complain about the way they handled it or what..., I had another interview, and expressed my concerns about the OU interview to the other school, and they suggested that the 3-on-1 format is a problem, especially if they start ganging up on the applicant, and those questions were out of line. I don't care if they were just trying to challenge me, I thought it was unfair and a horrible way to be treated." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/28/2005

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

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

1 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

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