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Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine
Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine
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  • Year founded: 1887
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 132
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Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine (OHSU-SOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Portland
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 156 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $39,980
  • Non - Resident Tuition $57,972
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 67.4

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • L102
  • 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
  • Portland 97239
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

OHSU School of Medicine offers a rich, multi-faceted environment for medical students, graduate students and faculty. The School, with roots dating back to 1887, is dedicated to educating highly qualified physicians, scientists and other health professionals, and to helping meet the health care needs of all Oregonians. The School is a national leader in biomedical research, translating new scientific knowledge into tangible benefits for humankind. For most of our existence, the School of Medicine has been a public institution incorporated in the Oregon State Department of Education. In 1995 we became a public corporation, a change that allowed an expansion of our research mission that has continued to flourish. In the last ten years, we have quadrupled our NIH budget and dramatically increased the size and quality of our graduate student education program.

Curriculum

The goal of the School of Medicine curriculum is to balance emphasis on the scientific basis of medicine with early clinical experience; offer progressive patient care responsibilities for students; and permit students to individualize their educational programs as well as to enhance their independent learning and problem solving skills. The sciences basic to medicine are presented in an interdisciplinary format focusing initially on the scientific principles of medicine and ultimately progressing to disease processes and the clinical management and care of patients. Embracing innovative teaching methods, our curriculum emphasizes the development of knowledge, skills, and behaviors most needed by 21st-century physicians, including interprofessional teamwork and communication, data interpretation, use of information technology and quality science.

Facilities

In 1887, the inaugural class of the University of Oregon Medical School met in the school's lone building - a two-room converted grocery store in northwest Portland. From that small school we have grown into a world-class teaching hospital and research center that draws in students, scientists, and patients from across the country and around the world. At the same time, we retain our strong commitment to serving our local community, and to treating each patient as a unique individual. With a rich diversity of activities happening across our campuses in and around Portland, we know that you can prepare yourself for a future as a health care provider.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 124
Negatively 13
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.07 147

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.45 119

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Keep doing what you're doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Answer email and voicemail messages in a timely manner." More from this Member | Report Response

"Formally address cost of medical education" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not schedule interview times during the morning orientation and lunch with the current students." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faster turn-around time on secondary applications and file reviews. I was 80% through the process with all the other schools I applied to before I even received a secondary from OHSU." More from this Member | Report Response

"Respond to emails." More from this Member | Report Response

"more things to do during down time of interview day." More from this Member | Report Response

"They need to figure out how to fix their emails...too many of them automatically end up in your spam" More from this Member | Report Response

"Get your act together. Answer peoples questions when they call you up and ask (rather than just lett" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give more accurate deadlines for decision dates, but otherwise, I liked how the admissions office ra" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give the option to go all electronic!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Scrap the snail mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"Be open to responding to applicants even before they recieve an interview invitation. It seems to b" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go electronic (Portland is as green as can be, why is OHSU Admissions not?) and SPEED IT UP!" More from this Member | Report Response

"More structure, pick better interviewers" More from this Member | Report Response

"People knock the OHSU admissions office but I actually think they do a good job. All my phone messag" More from this Member | Report Response

"Snail mail? Really? Get with the program ya'll...especially from Oregon! You love trees! Stop ki" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's 2008 and it's time to use email to communicate. It's much faster and more guaranteed to get to" More from this Member | Report Response

"The delayed admissions system (they don't accept the whole class until May 15th and it's not really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty please use email and the internet. It is quite stressful waiting for postcards and letters." More from this Member | Report Response

"Although snail mail is somewhat chivalrous- I appreciate the speed of email." More from this Member | Report Response

"please stop using snail mail! it's slow and a waste of paper..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Faster decision-making process" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about yourself"" More from this Member | Report Response

"In my long interview my interviewer had made a great deal of effort to know my application inside and out and asked more qeustions to further her understanding of my application, very relaxing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most challenging thing you have had to overcome so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"specific questions related to my primary and secondary applications. The interviewer KNEW my file well." More from this Member | Report Response

"During my one-on-one interview (one of the 8 stations in the MMI), all of my questions were based on my application. The interviewer had highlighted certain parts of my personal statement and activities that she wanted to discuss with me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this experience in your life." More from this Member | Report Response

"List three qualities a physician should have, and explain how you reflect those qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the hardest thing about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experience in your life has taught you emotional maturity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about being a non-traditional." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, not research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-traditional applicant, why didn't you consider medicine before?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard stuff... why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an example of adversity you have faced and how did you overcome it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your research experience, why not MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of an impact do you think for-profit hospitals have had on the health care economy?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Do you want to have children in the future?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been accepted anywhere else" More from this Member | Report Response

"What about OHSU as a medical school makes it a top choice for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a patient was requesting treatment that you were not comfortble giving?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's led you to want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you improve yourself academically and socially?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your philosophy on teamwork? What makes for working well in a team?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the US health care system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell about family. How will you pay for med school. What do you know about the process. What will a day in the life be like for you as a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer our school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your activity 1, 2, 3..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in. What if you don't get in the year after or the year after that and so on? (Asked this by all 3 interviewers - do they want to hear: ''I will keep applying until I'm blue in the face because this is really what I want to do?'' or do they actually want to know that you have a back-up plan? I think that's open to interpretation.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ____ activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You seem to be so passionate about engineering, do you think you could ever feel that way about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OHSU/Portland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about x activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Book that most influenced you and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses......" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your weakenss?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths and weaknesses as a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family/yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background (I was born in a rural place outside of the US)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 7-10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the health care system? How would you organize and pay for it if you were in charge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What sort of clinical experience do you have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"how do we fix healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All very standard and pertained to questions about my personal experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"strengths & weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you first get interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you think is the biggest problem facing healthcare in america?" More from this Member | Report Response

"general stuff about my work/school/volunteering" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing original or interesting." More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you go from being an engineer to being here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you measure success?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you balance family with medical career? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What concerns you about the future of US healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done to improve your application from last year ( I am a reapplicant and both of my interviewers asked this question.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences. What did you get out of experience X." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family, what is your support system in Portland, what is something you feel strongly about..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational questions about my family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your life (both interviewers asked this)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn from reading that book? (in reference to a book we had talked about)" More from this Member | Report Response

"the questions i got were similar to others' but i didn't get asked what book i read last. no ethical either." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of X class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Time when you fell short of expectations and a time when you exceeded them. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How was it supervising MD's and PhD's in your work experiences?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What can be done to correct the Oregon health Plan" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the Death with Dignity Act? If patient asked for such a prescription, would you give it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Then the interviewer told me that he normally doesn't ask this question, but I deserved it b/c I had started out in the astrophysics major. Fun stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your positive/negative qualities" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your background" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my idea of a good leader? Which of these traits do I have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a colleague came to you and told you he was going to fake some numbers/information for a study he was doing in order to move the project along faster... what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What problems do the people in your hometown (very small) face with regards to access to medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is wrong with healthcare today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"so you're into med school. how do you pay for it?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you need a PhD for your research. Why MD/PhD?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, and specifically why medicine instead of NP or social work" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where were you born? Tell me about you childhood. Explain various parts of my application. " More from this Member | Report Response

"why OHSU & why MD/MPH?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? (the third guy)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest national health care problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide you wanted to be a doctor? Why? What will you do next year if you don't get in? How do you support yourself if you only have a part time job? (pretty much asking, do you parents still give you money?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you pay for medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OHSU? What kind of medicine do you want to pursue? What has been your greatest success? Greatest disappointment? " More from this Member | Report Response

"why doc? why ohsu? how did you become interested in medicine? etc. and more specifics about my app." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a specific volunteer experience (from my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the happiest/saddest moments in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you come to choose medicine? (They really pushed for details)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your motivation for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? (all 3 asked me this question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (grrrr) Describe your research. Describe your experience abroad. Why OHSU? Where else did you apply. What is the greatest problem facing healthcare? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the happiest moment of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn getting your BA in English Literature?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OHSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me three strengths and three weaknesses and explain them." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are obstacles have you overcome in your life and how did you do that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the most stressfull experience you have ever had, and how you delt with it " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you volunteer at X homeless shelter? What did you learn from the people you served?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you work well in groups/teams? Are you a leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the hardest time during your undergraduate and post-graduate experience? What would you have changed, and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Difficulty you faced and how you overcame it?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"She asked very specific questions regarding my application and essays, which made it very easy to talk about details and personal experiences!" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is your favorite book and why?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"The scenario with the doctors way of discussing parenting with a new mother." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about background showing how close they read your file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question specific to my research project." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you felt misjudged by somebody, and how you responded to that situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read with meaningful themes? What were the ideas in the book that stuck with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this quote from your essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not so much a question, as talking more in-depth about the specific and changing health care issues being faced by military veterans and how OHSU/the VA is dealing with them (interviewer is an MD at the VA hospital)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a specific question, but the general conversation about how to balance life and a career in medicine was interesting and encouraging." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _____ on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the best solution to the health care problem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think some geographical regions charge more for a medical service versus other regions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you resond to a patient that does not agree with your diagnosis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think you would be a good fit for OHSU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Not a question, but the interviewer started the interview by speaking to me in the foreign language I speak." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was it like working with ______ people." More from this Member | Report Response

"Question #3" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the benefits/disadvantages of social vs. private medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Given your broad interests, how will you focus down on a very specific thesis for the MPH part of your combined degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Were there any cultural differences that shocked you when you moved to the States?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think women have a tougher time being taken seriously in medicine than men?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you know about the pitfalls of being a doctor? Did your father try to push you away from a career in medicine (dad is a physician)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are three people you'd invite to dinner?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn in your Peace Corps experience that you will apply to the way that you practice medicine? What did ____ experience teach you that will make you a better doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you compare the US and Canadian health systems?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be the most challenging thing for you as a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Every question I got was completely standard, no curve balls, ethics questions, healthcare policy questions, behavioral questions; we basically just talked about my application." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about moving to an area with less ethnic diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your interest in public health?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an unethical event you've witnessed. (Or something similar)" More from this Member | Report Response

"As you probably know, there are a lot of people in the United States who don't have health insurance and are unable to pay for their medical care, what are your thoughts on this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think the US healthcare system will be in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe one person in your life so that if I met them yesterday I would already know them." More from this Member | Report Response

"So classically the strongest correlation for Med School performance is Organic Chemistry, do you have anything you would like to say about your second semester grade? (Gulp?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Choose someone close to you- family member or friend- and describe them so if I were in a crowd of people I could pick them out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Which health care system is the best (internationally)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What weaknesses would your family/friends point out about you, and would you agree or disagree with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"every question was pretty straight forward about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Before my first interviewer started asking me questions, he asked me to interview him for as long or as little as I wanted to so ''we could be on a level playing field.'' Not expected, but an interesting way to get the ball rolling." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are Harry Potter books so appealing? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What book influenced me the most and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of them were pretty standard and related to my AMCAS essay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't recall." More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it ethically alright for doctors to turn down uninsured patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of patients puch your buttons? (I'm and EMT)" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a positive and negative experience you've had with a patient and how did you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do think the role of social support and spirituality are in health and medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"don't remember the specifics my interviews were very conversational and low-key." More from this Member | Report Response

"What book, article, poem, etc. influenced your decision to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me specifically how you see your life 10 years from now, given that you are out of residency and practicing." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can a patient ''push your buttons?'' How do you respond?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about being around students with viewpoints that are different from your own?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get in? We often take older students and many people have to reapply." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you allocate health care resources according to global need?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about how you have combined your hobbies with your desire to pursue medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not complete your Ph.D.? After giving my answer he then followed up by telling me he thought I was wrong. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What did X experience teach you about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about the Bush administration. Guess it's that time of year." More from this Member | Report Response

"what role do you think spirituality plays in the work of a physician/healer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't remember the specifics. Mainly I was asked personal stuff about what I like to do, why medicine, why OHSU, etc. There were no ethical or policy questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How were your leadership experiences different between working with your peers and leading enlisted troops?" More from this Member | Report Response

""In the past 25 years that I have been here, Ive noticed that the students seem to be getting a lot more serious. Do you think this is a good thing?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a person with my ethnic background get involved in a non-profit organization that deals with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? What side am I on? (both of my interviewers asked questions about this activity so know your actvities!). I was also asked about my volunteer work in helping to build a sweatlodge at a state park. My interviewer knew a lot about this tradition." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you be different as a person if you never had to go through experience X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it you teach missionaries? (follow up question about my teaching spanish in a missionary training center)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the difference between a nurse, a nurse practitioner, and a physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"How should we maintain a standard of professionalism amongst medical students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing about yourself you regret and what would you change about it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in ten years (assuming you get into medical school and are a practicing physician)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you will bring to the class that no one else will be able to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"would i go back and practice in my home town" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you think of the health care in (country where I studied abroad)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you did not meet someones expectations." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me you best bad joke." More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked a lot about why I want to be a doc and what qualities I thought made the best MD." More from this Member | Report Response

"An immigrant from Southeast Asia is found to have a malignant tumor that will cause him to die in 12-24 months. He refuses to have treatment. What do you do? After I answered the question, the interviewer explained how it was an experience he had." More from this Member | Report Response

"After basically chatting with me for an hour, the interviewer said, "I need to ask you one hard question, describe a time when you showed leadership."" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on the Canadian health care system? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you feel you need an MPH?" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the time of your life when you were happiest? What was the most difficult time of your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities does it take to be a good medical student?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So there's a lot of construction going on here... if you get hit by a dump truck while crossing the street today, what would you want your epitaph to read? (yeah, I thought it was morbid too)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had a personal experience with death in a healthcare setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book have you read that taught you the most about people" More from this Member | Report Response

"Role models, etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to do a breakdown of your time, how much time would you dedicte in your career to research and how much time would you dedicate to patients and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too surprising came up--I had an interesting conversation with my last interviewer about Oregon' Death with Dignity Act and abortion (I work in a clinic that provides them, he had experience performing them, so it was a pretty friendly conversation and not a debate)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you balance your career, family, and other responsibilites when you are a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the need to increase medical school enrollment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the worst problem with healthcare today. Why do you think this. How would you change this? " More from this Member | Report Response

"greatest problem in healthcare, which was followed by an interesting discussion on access to care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opion on cutting? (the public health issue - people cutting themselves based on emotional distress)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Oregon's environmental policies regarding salmon? (shit....uh....)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood- asked by my second interviewer and without preamble. I had no idea what I "should" say so I just blabbed on. I wondered if something in my app had given the impression that I had a bad childhood, but I talked to someone else who was interviewed by the same person and she, too, was asked this question. IN FACT- she was asked the exact same questions I was. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Physicians today have reported less satisfaction in their profession than a decade ago, why do you think this is? What external factors would you guess are responsible for this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List four things you would like to change about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you learn about yourself by reading book X?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a patient you came into contact with in ____ clinical experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who/what has had the greatest influence in your decision to pursue medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"questions were all straight off the application, but it had the feel of a closed file interview because all were conversations." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with people in difficult situations? (this question stems from my having worked at a homeless shelter)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has had the greatest impact on your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"See most difficult question." More from this Member | Report Response

"What did getting your BA in English Literature teach you? Both interviewers avoided the stereotypical interview questions and, from my essays, generated questions that were aimed at assessing my personality, history, conversational style, and interests. Both interviewers were relaxed, gregarious, and informative." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you laugh?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss a time when I was the most happy and also the most sad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences do you think helped you become the independant and self-assured person you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel that you deal with violence and verbal agression" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think physicians should be required to complete service committments in underserved areas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stands out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you read any Harry Potter books?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They didn't ask anything really all that interesting, really. Most of the questions were clarifications of my history (where/when/why I went to school, what I've done since graduating)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most memorable patient you've had and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too terribly interesting..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you parent a non-compliant pt (strict reprimansion)?" More from this Member | Report Response

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"The access to faculty is amazing. Our small group leaders range from deans of the university to chiefs of medicine and surgery. World-class surgeons volunteer their time to aid with anatomy lab, and lecturers are truly wonderful lecturers and experts in their fields. I also love how much focus OHSU places on training students to be good clinicians - good bedside manner and patient service are vital here." | Report Response

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"In some ways, the school lacks support from the administration. Students are responsible for personally handling more of their scheduling, international/rotation planning, and boards prep than at many other institutions." | Report Response

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