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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • 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?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"My interviewer was a very kind, laid back 4th year med student. The first question was "why medicine?"" Report Response

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

"Why Georgetown?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think are the most important qualities of professionalism in a physician?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you see as the biggest problem with the health care system in the United States? (This question wasn't particularly difficult; you should be prepared to answer such a question at ANY medical school interview)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read questions on SDN and reviewed my AMCAS and secondary application materials." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Georgetown's campus is nice, and in a good neighborhood, albeit far from metro access which can make navigating the city a bit of a pain (have to take a Georgetown bus to get anywhere). There's also the prestige of the "Georgetown" name, along with abundant research opportunities, and being in DC, opportunities to get your hands dirty with policy. There does appear to be a strong emphasis on clinical skills and preparing for a positive residency experience. According to the admissions office, the school emphasizes service to the underserved. Ms. Sullivan's speech about selecting a medical school was excellent. Also, there are some unique curricular opportunities (mind-body-medicine, health justice scholars track, etc.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cost (and corresponding lack of available scholarship monies), slightly outdated facilities (not a big deal), the sample lecture was quite boring. Despite Ms. Sullivan's speech about Georgetown's institutional "cura personalis" values, I'm not sure the rest of the faculty and students gave me the same impression; I did not feel that the student experiences there are radically different from anywhere else, but at least I did like what Ms. Sullivan had to say about the school's mission and approach to medicine." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Well, I assumed this ahead of time, but everyone ended up going to the "optional" breakfast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Georgetown waitlists a huge number of applicants. The admissions staff told us explicitly that if you are waitlisted and do not send letters of interest, you have pretty much no chance of being accepted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

9/14/2012

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?

8 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?

8 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?

"The ~3 hours of presentations by the admissions office and faculty carried on a bit too long in my opinion. Also, the sample lecture was very monotonous and was not representative of the typical lecturer, according to some of the students we spoke with." Report Response

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