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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1972
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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (USUHS)
Allopathic Medical School
Bethesda
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 148 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition -
  • Non - Resident Tuition -
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT 509
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 66.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Recruitment and Admissions Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • 4301 Jones Bridge Road
  • Bethesda 20814
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is located on the grounds of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. and is the nation's only federal school of medicine, graduate school of nursing and postgraduate dental college. The university's close proximity to the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center make it a unique location for medical education and research.

USU F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine - America's Medical School - is a non-traditional medical school with a unique focus on health promotion and disease prevention. The school has a year-round, four-year curriculum that is nearly 700 hours longer than found at other U.S. medical schools. In addition to disease prevention and health promotion, these extra hours focus on epidemiology, tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, leadership and field exercises, disaster medicine and other subjects that relate to the unique requirements of career-oriented uniformed physicians.

The F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become supremely competent and compassionate physicians, while also offering them the opportunity to serve their country as uniformed men and women.

The School of Medicine charges no tuition, and all students are commissioned as officers in the military or Public Health Service, earning a $64,000 salary yearly.

Curriculum

USUHS students participate in an integrated curriculum that features sixteen months of organ based modules on the Bethesda campus, twelve months of core clerkship rotations at military and civilian treatment facilities across the United States, and seventeen months of post clerkship training at domestic and global facilities.

The sixteen-month pre-clerkship period allows students to establish a strong scientific foundation, leading to an enhanced understanding of the mechanisms of human disease and the the prevention and treatment of human illness. At the same time, students develop professional identities as officers and physicians, so they may ultimately fulfill the promise of duty and expertise of them.

After completing pre-clerkship training, students begin a total of 48 weeks of required clinical clerkships accomplished in three sixteen-week blocks. The blocks may be completed in any order, but each block involves completion of a paired set of clinical clerkships incorporating the integration of key clinical and basic science themes or threads.

The post clerkship period lasts seventeen months. The major objectives of this period are to prepare students for graduate medical education (residency training), and to foster advanced clinical decision-making skills as students move from being able to Report medical information, to Interpreting information, and ultimately being able to Manage and Educate patients in accordance with the synthetic R.I.M.E. model of medical education.

All blocks are graded on an Honors, Pass, or Fail basis. The only exception is that some units/ rotations may be limited to the award of a pass/fail designation only.

Facilities

USUHS is a medical school whose physical plant is in Bethesda, MD, but whose reach is global through our affiliation with military and civilian treatment facilities across the United States and around the world.

USUHS is a vital part of the Department of Defense and has faculty members from multiple branches of government, including the Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, USUHS students have access to phenomenal domestic teaching centers like Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, and the National Institutes of Health. In addition, students have access to DoD and civilian facilities all over the globe, places like our research stations in Peru, Thailand, and South Africa and our hospitals in Korea and Germany.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 140
Negatively 1
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.70 146

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.27 98

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Super helpful. The day was very well-planned and organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolutely give the staff and students 100% positive feedback. The only thing I can suggest is that in the given materials they state in bold font that we should not call to followup after interviewing. As an applicant I would appreciate a little more openness to having students followup on their applications. Yes, I understand that it is important for the office to protect their valuable time from us neurotic students who may call impatiently while we are waiting to hear responses hehe, but at the same time, after the student has been waiting long it is nice that they feel welcomed to pick up the phone and say Hello! to reiterate their interest in the program and to see how they are doing, without feeling they are breaking the "do not contact" rule. Keep up the encouragement to the students which was great! I can wait to be a part of USUHS!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be friendly, they are mostly friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eliminate redundancy in the required forms." More from this Member | Report Response

"Electronic secondary applications would be nice." More from this Member | Report Response

"Send the RF86 at least a week in advance, not the day before the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Please convert secondary process to digital!!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff there are great. My only suggestion is keep up the good work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It is time for USUHS to move to an electronic secondary format, although I understand why they still use a mail format. Applying to USUHS requires more than other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

"Better hurry up and wait. They are very helpful once you get a hold of them, but a responce could t" More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe make the supplemental be an online process, thus saving on postage, paper and speeding up the" More from this Member | Report Response

"online secondary application submission." More from this Member | Report Response

"E-mails are not always responded to in a timely manner, probably due to the overwhelming volume off" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would have liked to sit in on a class while there. Please more responsiveness about student host pr" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Which branch I wanted to serve in and why" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your best friend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm a civilian, the first interviewer was great and asked explicitly about whether or not I was prepared for the commitment." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are characteristics of a good leader? Give examples of leadership positions you've held." More from this Member | Report Response

"Leadership skills" More from this Member | Report Response

"My opinion on the David Petraeus scandal." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to leave your current career field in the Air Force? (I am prior service)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why military medicine? What leadership experiences do you have... elaborate? What questions do you have for me? Why not HPSP instead of USUHS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why military vs. HPSP?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"Why are you changing careers in the military? (I'm prior service)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where are you coming from? How was your trip in?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Tell me about yourself." The interviews are closed file to the extent that they don't have your GPA or MCAT scores, and only one interviewer had my AMCAS essay. They did have my secondary essay in front of them, however, but I didn't get the impression that they had read it before I walked into the room." More from this Member | Report Response

"How committed are you to being in the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why military medicine? (Know and be able to articulate exactly why you want to go into military medicine. This was a question that was focused on during both interviews)." More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"___ ___ and ____ are problems in military medicine, why would you want to do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why military/any connections to military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Military Medicine? What was your biggest disappointment, and how did you deal with it? What is something that you wish to improve on?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Very conversational interviewers. Their chief concern was that you understand what you're getting yourself into with military medicine. My first questions was actually What do you want to talk about? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a MILITARY physician? Although, I have always wanted to be a military physician, so this one was actually very easy to answer. If you have a tough time with this question, then this may not be the school for you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why med? Why mil med? Why USUHS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the pro's and con's of military medicine and those of civilian medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you keep mentioning pathology all over your application. What if you graduate and the army says they don't need you in pathology, but some other specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? specific examples" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"As an Officer in the military you are expected to be a leader. What leadership experience have you had? (Both interviewers asked this one.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a prior serivce army lieutenant, so they mostly asked me about my leadership duties." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"WHat is the biggest domestic issue in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Military Med?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why surgery, why now? (I'm old)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Motivation for military medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why military medicine? Do you think you are prepared for the sacrifices associated with a career in military medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"For someone who is not involved in research, explain to me your research work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why military medicine? (CLEARLY the most important question to be prepared for)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the difference between medicine and military medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a doctor and why a military doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why military medicine? They were trying very hard to make sure you knew what you were getting yourself into." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why military medicine/ why do you want to be a doctor? I didn't get the military medicine part in my first interview mostly because i answered it in my answer to why i want to be a doc. If you don't answer it will be asked." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why military med? You will for sure be asked this, so know your answer. If you don't know, they will see right through you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you insure the uninsured?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your motivation for military medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why USUHS and not HPSP?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you talk about (in your essay) this long standing question about if healthcare should be a priviledge or a right? Tell me your experience in both fields and how you feel about it." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What's your leadership style?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"A series of questions about my ECs and how they prepared me for both medicine and military medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"why military medicine over civilian and why medicine in general? why usuhs?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Describe yourself. Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe leadership roles you have undertaken." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to join the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why military medicine now in your life? (I have been out of undergaduate for several years)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle stress, what is the most stressful experience you've had?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why military medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"many ethical questions about physician asst suicide etc." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why the military? Why USUHS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about this ...... experience of yours" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you deal with breaking the news to someone that they had a fatal disease?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you comfort a patient dying with Bone Cancer? How would you tell them and their family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school and not any other US school?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What made you pick medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you read alot? what about greek mythology?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of being deployed, having to travel abroad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you apply what you've learned in your previous career towards a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should the military invest in you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you aware of the commitment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges have you overcome in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why military medicine and why USUHS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the differences between military medicine and civilian medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

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

"What else would you like to say about yourself that is not presented in your application so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Tell me anything about yourself not reflected on the AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to join the military at such an early age? " More from this Member | Report Response

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

"top choices for military branch, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why usuhs:" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your pareants think about you joining the military/getting deployed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you demonstrated leadership abilities, describe experiences etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your three biggest strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you tell a pilot he couldn't fly anymore?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you see yourself making the military a career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of a time where you made a difficult decision, knowing the reaction would be negative." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most decorated USN Vessel (more of a for fun question then an actual interview question)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had a patient who was unable to move anything except his eyes, and his treatment is costing over 1 million dollars to live and you ask him if he wants to live in this state he responds that he does what do I do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, he was more interesting than I was, picking his brain was rad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What branch did you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question." More from this Member | Report Response

"(something along the lines of) Today, the depth of medical knowledge is too much for one doctor to know, how would you cope with this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A pharm company rep invites you out for a free dinner at Ruth's Chris, what would you do? Why? What advice would you give a friend in the same situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a story about a time that you were involved in resolving a conflict between people." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would I do in a certain scenario" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you envision your career as a pediatrician in the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why in the world did you run away from home?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much can you bench? Mile-time? Squat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to support your family while in Med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 and 30 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most people don't realize how hard deploying to a place like Iraq or Afghanistan can be. Do you know what you are getting into and can you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe something you "failed" at, describe something you are proud of" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were very conversational. The interviewers were friendly and eager to talk up the school which is a plus. No left-field questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of medicine are you most interested in and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What speciality? Here I'll tell you how to achieve that." More from this Member | Report Response

"What field of medicine are you interested in? (I like this question because I'm pretty excited about my field of interest)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most influential book you read in the past several months?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stressful situations that you come unprepared for?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary, one of my interiewers was Public Health Service and he asked me if I knew the different places a PHS doc could serve" More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviews were very conversational. I had two great chats about medicine in the military." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what you are getting yourself into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were all expected, none were "interesting"" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you have a desire to serve? Where does that come from?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No interesting questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions were predictable. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think about you joining the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from both the good and bad leaders that you have worked for in the past." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Do you like lawyers?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you your grandfather's doctor, how would you have dealt with the situation? (It involved an end-of-life issue where my grandfather became suicidal and tried convincing the family to kill him when he was put in restraints)" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were busy with a patient and a nurse called you and said that she thought there was something wrong with another patient, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think that you would like a military environment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends tell me about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked a series of questions probing whether or not I knew what I was getting into by joining the military. It seemed that my interviewer did not exactly take me seriously, since I am a female who comes from a non-military background. I think he thought I was a Private Benjamin sort of person...which is totally wrong." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest disparity in healthcare today, and what can be done about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"You are from the west coast so why do you want to come to the east coast?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most pressing international health issue? How would you address it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethics question about whether or not the military should perform (fund) heart surgeries on children with a specific, deadly congenital defect, knowing that, at best, the child would only live to be a teenager." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult thing you've had to overcome in your life? (And follow up question - What did you learn from that experience that will help you through tough situations you may encounter in the future?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whats the biggest problem in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about learning procedures on a living animal who will later be euthanized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"With your fiancee's family very much involved with military, and with your own family being entirely civilian, do you feel you were led one way or another for/against joining the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What reading have you done about military history?" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

""What's your favorite beer?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"A few of my extracirriculars lended themselves to ethical questions. I was asked if I supported the teaching of intelligent design in public schools and my thoughts on stem cell research." More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Say you were accepted to both USUHS and _____ [my state school, where I had interviewed previously], which school would you choose?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a recent failure and what you learned from it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most disgusting thing you've seen in relation to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you got notified two days before that you would be deployed off the coast of Africa for 3 months right before Christmas, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My interview questions were the regular garden variety interview questions. Nothing controversial or weird was asked. No hypothetical type questions either. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you worked in an Iraqi prison and your CO ordered you to gain intelligence from your Iraqi patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're obviously very interested in aerospace medicine. What will you do if you don't pass your flight physical and can't become an aerospace doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the worst problem in military medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be willing to carry a gun to defend yourself and your patients?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about dying for your country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"No question that was interesting but... one question that was asked of me was more of an advice. "So you write about eventually influencing health care policy, how will you prepare for that?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"What differentiates you from everyone else I'm interviewing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest leadership challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about having to be in an environment where you are being shot at and having to attend to victims? (Not word for word, but that was the gist of the question). " More from this Member | Report Response

"The most interesting question that I was asked was in my second interview of the day. I was basically asked to describe what I would do if I had one day entirely to myself and no monetary limits or time constraints to the day or anything like that. The question itself was interesting because my interviewer really wanted a lot of detail in my answer. So instead of just saying that I would spend the day at Fenway Park, my interviewer wanted to know what seat I would be sitting in, what I would have to eat, the time of year, who the Red Sox would be playing, who would pitch, that sort of thing. The level of detail my interviewer wanted struck me by surprise." More from this Member | Report Response

"what would you do if a patient asked you about assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why usuhs? what branch of service?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my outdoors experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a challenge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you envision your military career will be like as a medical doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

""I like to see how you read." He then handed me a surgery textbook and asked me to read a paragraph outloud and what the section meant." More from this Member | Report Response

"What accomplishment are you most proud of in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All questions were very Standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your career progressing over the next 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing out of the ordinary was asked, the ususal of why medicine, why military medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends, or girlfriend have to say about your personality? Without saying that you want to serve the country, explain why you want to go into military medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the military? Why USUHS and not the Health Professions Scholarship at a 'traditional' school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I like the weather in Maryland compared to the weather in Louisiana?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The dude that I was interviewing with had a psychology background... I made a comment about the suicide rate of GIs in Iraq and how they might need people with psychiatic backgrounds... He like the comment but turned it into a question as to why I think that rate is escalating" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about whether or not i would develop a bio-weapon...." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to go to clubs to go dancing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Having been a military nurse for the past 9 years, what do you see are some concerns for making the transition to being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your greatest dissapointment?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Eh...not really interesting questions..just run of the mill kinda stuff...they really want to know why you want to join the military" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into Military Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you'll function with a lack of sleep?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What is the most difficult thing you've ever had to do?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you write your AMCAS essay? Or did you copy it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the current healthcare environment in the U.S. How would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing that you love about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you apply what you've learned in your previous career towards a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is the educational gap b/w you and your wife a strain on your marraige; how do you tell her what you're up to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that periodic journals or textbooks are more reliable? What happens if I read something in a textbook that I know, based on my experience, isn't true?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were before the admissions committee, what would you say to convince them that they should give you an invitation to the school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that I wouldnt be able to find out on your application" More from this Member | Report Response

"If asked to participate on research regarding the production of biological warfare weapons, would you do it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know what pediatricians do in the military?" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"Which branch of service and why." More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a line of questioning that pulled this out. In explaining a challenging leadership activity, I was asked, "If you had the opportunity to do it over again, would you, and what would you change?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences with military nurses. Have you had any negative interactions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would be a negative thing about coming to USUHS?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many siblings I have, and what they do for a living." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see happening to medicine in the next ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions were fair. It was laid back and interviewers really took the time to get to know you." More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you boxed in college. What did you elarn from boxing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about military medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer asked some difficult questions about what I thought about socialized medicine, and military medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"If a baby was born with no brain and would die, but the parents wanted you to keep the baby alive on a respirator despite the high costs, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about joining the military post 9/11? " More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
9.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Emphasis on independent decision making, ability to travel the country for clerkships, ability to serve and outstanding patient population" | Report Response

"The curriculum focuses on "hands-on" learning experiences which allow students to get proficient at physical exam skills and basic procedures. The university has all students perform ACLS training twice, and all students must perform ATLS once." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Too many students in it for a free education and not dedicated to their commitment as officers. This isn't pervasive, but a few bad apples spoil the bunch." | Report Response

"The school's parking situation is very bad. It is difficult to perform 4th year clerkship electives at our affiliated medical center (Walter Reed) because we aren't given access to parking unless we are performing a sub-internship." | Report Response

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"On the eve of graduation I feel prepared to crush residency, get out and take care of soldiers practicing good medicine in bad places." | Report Response

"USUHS is an excellent medical school. Throughout 3rd and 4th year clerkships, I have always felt prepared to evaluate and treat patients. In addition, I was never concerned about working with staff physicians as a medical student because the university teaches students how to properly present patient cases. Since I have traveled all over the country to perform clinical rotations, I have had the opportunity to work with medical students from many medical schools (both MD and DO) which allowed me to gain different perspectives on how medicine is taught and practiced." | Report Response

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