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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"So how was the difficulty level of the classes b/w the community college and the 4 year school you attended?" Report Response

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

"Did you think one year of Calculus was enough to do well in your Physics classes?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why GW?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"So what about boys? I mean do you date? This question didn't seem too kosher but I answered it anyway and it led to a pretty interesting discussion of the arranged marriage system stereotypes." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Would you agree that most doctors from other countries come to the U.S. only for the money? This was interesting because I strongly disagreed with my interviewer's view point on the issue but he seemed to like that I was sticking up for my stance." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's prospectus, went over my personal statement, went for a mock interview session at the career center.ouls" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The new teaching hospital is very state-of-the-art. They have a combined MD/MPH program that can be done in 4 years." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I went on an exam day, so most students I talked to were pretty stressed out. Also, apparently the faculty may not be as personally involved as touted by the admissions ppl." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It is cold out there and carrying an umbrella at all times is a very good idea!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer was a second year student who asked me pretty standard questions. She was quite friendly and helpful despite having an exam scheduled an hour later though. The second interviewer was a veteran faculty member who initially seemed hell bent on stressing me out but mellowed out later." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/13/2002

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