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  • University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Honolulu
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you didn't get in?" Report Response

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

"Why Hawaii??" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"All questions asked were expected. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my AMCAS application, secondary application essays, googled common medical interview questions and although no ethics questions were asked of me, I read through the UW bioethics website. http://depts.washington.edu/bioethx/topics/index.html" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone is very nice. The new facilities are amazing. Student body seems closely knit. USMLE part 2 passing rate. The school is within walking distance of a local surf spot. It was about 35 degrees warmer than where I am now. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"USMLE part one passing rate by the student body. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You are rated on a scale from 1-10 by a 12 person committee that looks at your whole application including interviewer's recommendation. The top 55 or so students get offered a spot in the school. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Be sure to have questions about the school, PBL system and other topics b/c interviews are very conversational and almost casual. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

HNL

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2006

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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