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

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At a regional location

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"Stem cells-what is the controversy?" Report Response

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

"If a diabetic patient was noncompliant in terms of lab results and was consistently out of range, what would you do?" Report Response

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

"Would you be willing to live in rural areas and practice there? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If a 5 year old and 50 year old patient arrived at the ER with similar injuries, will all things being equal, which one would you treat? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If a three year old child required a certain intervention and the guardian/parent refused, what would you do? (Also, they DO ask ethical questions and may ask the same question in various ways)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback-very accurate; AMCAS, essays, reviewing the school website, news articles pertaining to the medical school+local med news" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All interviewers were professional and asked intriguing ethical questions. They seemed to really want to understand my motivation for going to their school specifically and why Hawaii-and asked in a laid-back way. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I had to travel to each interview location and that the interview times were so spread out(all in 1 day for personal reasons). " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They are BIG on ethical questions." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They will match you with an interviewer that is relative to your field of interest-peds/geriatrics, etc. This was helpful because they may relate better and understand your reasons for pursuing that field. Both interviewers asked why Hawaii. Be sure to keep updated on current events: nationalized healthcare vs. US; stem cells; moral dilemmas, and having an opinion that can be substantiated. Try to research beforehand on your interviewers and this will enable you to connect with them. If not possible, ask them more general questions to show interest in them as well. As was posted in other feedback, the dean is the exit interview and was warm and welcoming. Be sincere. If you do not know something, state so. Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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