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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Tell me about your story of how you came to be where you are now. (I am a non-traditional applicant who left a successful career to pursue medicine.)" Report Response

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

"Tell me what you meant by "humanitarian principles" in your personal statement." Report Response

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

"What challenges do you foresee for you and your wife while you're in medical school and how do you plan to deal with those challenges?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about an experience in your past when you did something that you thought was right, but actually turned out to be a failure. How did you handle it? What was the outcome? How would you apply that to medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think are the biggest drawbacks to being a physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Went in prepared to be myself and answer the questions honestly." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students and interviewers were all very friendly. All the students I met seemed happy to be there. Student ambassadors were very helpful. The simulation center and the student modules ("home away from home") are very nice. The 2010 curriculum seems like a positive change (I heard the term "student friendly" said a few times). A lot of development going on around the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The construction (which is actually a good thing) can lead to some challenges in driving around the area, but nothing major." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing more than I already knew." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's already been said before, but it's a two-part interview. The first part is closed file (no grades or MCAT). The second part they have your grades and MCAT. Having a medical student in the interview really eases any tension that you might experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2009

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

6 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?

5 out of 10

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