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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"If I asked your friends to use three words to describe you, what would those three words be?" Report Response

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

"What are the three most important traits for a doctor to possess?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. Also, why GW?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you want to become a physician instead of becoming a nurse? (Related to past work as a nursing assistant)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No questions were particularly difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Extensively studied GW online, read the interview prep on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Incredible location, right in the heart of DC and just a few steps away from a Metro stop. The students seemed quite enthusiastic and engaged. Abundant opportunities through the Track Program and Office of Student Opportunities. If you are interested in policy, this is one of the best schools you could hope to attend, as GW partners with many organizations in and around Washington DC." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost. This is one of the most expensive schools in the country. Furthermore, the students seemed rather dismissive when I asked how they planned to pay it back. Even the ones going into primary care seemed unfazed, despite the fact that their salary is going to take a massive (potentially unsustainable) hit thanks to the loan payments they'll have to make. Also, the curriculum seems a bit outdated, and most of the students I met complained about the amount of time they spend in class/lecture (usually >8 hours per day). Supposedly GW is going to revamp the curriculum in the next couple of years, but as far as I could tell, this isn't going to happen until the fall of 2014 at the earliest. A small negative is the lack of school-owned housing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That there would be so many interviewees on interview day! I think there were 15 of us." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a good school, incredible location, very expensive. Would definitely go here with a scholarship of some sort, but otherwise, it would be fiscally irresponsible not to choose a decent state school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

No Response

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

8 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?

10 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

No Response

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