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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?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

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

"When event caused you to decide to become a doctor?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"What area of medicine most interests you?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How will you pay for medical school? (This was specific to me. I lost my father during my freshman year, and had to begin working at the end of my sophomore year. This lowered my grades and so I referenced my job and finances several times so the question was warranted). See my suggestions for this in the suggestion box." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Have you seen Valkyrie yet? This is because I'm a big military history buff and it came out about a month earlier." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your greatest success and greatest failure?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, a book about applying med school from pfizer, and talking to people who had already interviewed." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The Clinical Skills Education Testing Center (CSETC). It's an area of the medical school that uses simulators and hired actors to simulate diseases and pains." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The limited amount of good, affordable housing near the Health Sciences Center." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, I was well prepared." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You should know that you will divided into three groups. The first group goes to interview at 9 the second and third begin the tour with the second interviewing at 10 and the third at 11(my interview time). You can use what you learned on the tour in the interview. Also, you should keep in mind that the first half of the interview is closed file and the second half was open file. In reference to being asked about finances have a well prepared plan. I was honest and said that I am 1) prepared to take out loans, 2) am debt free to this point, 3) have only taken loans and immediately repaid them to build a credit score, 4) have been extensively researching the Air Force to pay medical loans." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/14/2009

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

7 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?

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

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