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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Doctortobee, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member
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    WOW...is all I can say...This school is fantastic. The interview was basically a get to know you thing. The student ambassadors were will us all day and even escorted us to the interview. I had a DO and an MBA interview me. Luckily we had something in common and were joking and laughing. I thought it went pretty well.

    My questions...
    1. Why medicine, why DO

    2. How did 9/11 affect you?

    3. What do you expect from group/independent learning...
    3a. Have you been in a situation when a group member didn't cooperate? How did you handle it?

    4. What factors will you use to decide which school you will attend?

    5. What have you learned from (insert sport here) besides the technical stuff and how will you bring that to med school?

    6. What will be the hardest thing for you in medical school?

    7. Do you have any questions for us?
     
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  3. september90

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    Doctortobee,

    Congratulations on your great interview experience. I interviewed at UHS as well and had a very positive experience. Did you happen to think about where your going to live or even better, get a chance to see some places you thought you might like? We saw a place called Camden Passage when I interviewed that we liked alot. We still need to look some more though. We've even thought about renting a house. Anyways, congratulations again, I wish you the best of luck during the admissions process.

    Take Care,

    D
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  4. Doctortobee

    Doctortobee Senior Member
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    Thanks!

    Century Towers looked pretty good...Close too! But I don't know...I have to see if I get in first. I'm just praying that I have "beat the numbers game"
     
  5. MCWIHEA

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    I also just interviewed at UHS and it was very easy and laid back. The campus and facilities are great. It was open file. They even fit you for a white coat while you are there.

    Tell me about yourself.
    Why DO?
    Why medicine?
    What do you think an ethical situation facing medicine today is?
    How do you study?
    What were your volunteer experiences like?

    One of the guys was a D.O. from the area and kinda full of himself. He mentioned twice "I am very good at what I do". It was kinda funny, but it still went well.

    September90,
    If you are looking at Camden Passages (which is very nice), I would also look at Walnut Creek apartments (which are nice, too). They are also up north but closer to UHS. Only 5-10min and still out of the bad area that UHS is in. I lived there for two years. I am from KC, so if any one needs tips on where to live, I'd be happy to help.
     
  6. jbear

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    Hey MCWIHEA, I was there on the 9th of this month, and based on what you were asked, I think we may have had the same people. Was one of your interviewers a PhD in Biochem?? I don't want to post names, but my other interviewer was an attending DO in family practice who fit the profile you described. I think my interview went very well, and walked away with a great feeling about it. Now that I have been away from it for a couple days, I am starting to get some anxiety. UHS is my top choice, so much so that I will turn down the interviews I got at DMU and NOVA if I am accepted there. I am hopefull that I communicated myself appropriately, because now in retrospect, the whole 40 minutes was a blurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
     
  7. AnnaMags

    AnnaMags Senior Member
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    I remember how much anxiety you can develop in the days after the interview. Don't let it get to you. If they wanted to sit and talk with you for 40 minutes that is a really good sign. Let us know when you get your results.

    It makes me so excited to see that you all liked UHS and feel good about the interviews because I know that you'd be very pleased with a decision to attend UHS.

    I can't brag enough. We just got our grades for the first section and I'm still definitely very happy! haha
     
  8. DrQuinn

    DrQuinn My name is Neo
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    Just a blurb of advice:

    You may have fallen in love with UHS, but I don't think it would be extremely prudent to turn down interviews at other schools this early on in the game... you may find that DMU or NSUCOM fits your bill even better... remember that when you are interviewing, the "student ambassadors" and the administration are going to put their best foot forward... and are going to be extremely inviting and very positive. Not all is as it seems when you pay your tuition and become a student there...
     
  9. drchris33

    drchris33 MSIV
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    I just have to make a comment on the last post. Yes, UHS is a great school, and yes when students come for an interview, the school will do its best to show how great of a school we have. But as for the ambassadors, I am a first year ambassador and I am perfectly honest with interviewees. I am not going to lie to them if there is something that I do not like. I think I can speak for the other first years as well. If an interviewee wants an honest opinion, I will give it to them.
    I am happy to have been chosen to attend UHS and I and even happier to be an ambassador to help the incoming interviewees out!!!!

    Chris
     
  10. MCWIHEA

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    I felt like all the student ambassadors were quite honest with me while I was there. I have also met a handful of UHS students in the area while volunteering, and they all seem to really like it. I haven't heard a bad comment from one of them. (And believe me, I was digging) Only the usual... med school is hard in general. On the other hand, a couple of KU med students have told me they are not impressed with their school at all. Just my experience, you have to judge for yourself.

    jbear,
    I think we interviewed the same day with the same people! You must be the guy I stopped in the courtyard to ask how it went since I was going in after you. I'm with ya. I felt good coming out of there, now the anxiety is kicking in. I can't remember what the heck I said in there! Ha. Hope to see you there next year!
     

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