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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why did you choose to apply to Georgetown?" Report Response

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

"Why go into medicine now?" Report Response

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

"What do you feel has been your greatest personal achievement outside of your professional and academic life?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you feel has been your greatest personal achievement outside of your professional and academic life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are the medical schools where you've interviewed different from Georgetown? (didn't require specifying where else I interviewed)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Familiarized myself with the GUSOM website, reviewed my essays, reviewed SDN, and thought about potential questions I might be asked while waiting for my flight out to DC" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There were many things that really impressed me during my visit. The presentations by the admissions committee and financial aid were very good. I was very impressed particularly impressed that the office of financial aid had a pretty comprehensive list of scholarship programs on their webpage. Our student guides were very enthusiastic about their education at GU and were very happy with their decision. I was also impressed with the patient-focused educational experiences that GU has incorporated in the first year curriculum." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I felt that the tour was a bit disorganized and incomplete, but under the time constraint, it was understandable. The cost to attend Georgetown is very expensive, but you also have to remember that these costs are comparable to most private medical schools in urban areas. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wasn't sure what to expect - I had heard different things about the medical school, but really - the one thing I discovered about GU is that it is a really wonderful school that produces very well-prepared residents." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As I mentioned before, I wasn't sure what to expect. I found the school to be a pleasant surprise, even during the dreariest of days. The classrooms aren't of the highest caliber, but opportunities for clinical education are enormous. My interview, which was the last part of the day at GU, was very pleasant. Having reviewed some of the reviews on SDN, I expected some tough ethical questions, but I didn't get any of those. It was a very laid-back, collegial interview - I wasn't stressed at all. More importantly, I felt that the interviewer was interested in me and my experiences. It was a pleasant experience overall." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/27/2003

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