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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
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?

20 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

6

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why MD/PhD" Report Response

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

"What do you do during freetime? (MD interview)" Report Response

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

"How to experimentally test your model?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Arcane research questions...can't remember the details. I think I did ok in the group interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can't remember anything that I wasn't able to answer satisfactorily. Though I'm very good at BSing." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Almost nothing...I barely read upon the faculty research. sorta collected my thoughts. I already know my research very well didn't need to prepare for that." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The tour was fabulous (it's very non-traditional, with a pathology faculty giving a mini-lecture). The hospital was gigantic. The depth and bredth of research is excellent. Stduents seem (on the most part) very happy. The school has money flowing out its ears. MD/PhD is ~1/4 of the medical school class, hence has a big leverage." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"WashU attracts a particular kind of students, very typical midwestern working class (think constant football talk), many from rural communities. St Louis sucks as a city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They give out decision in a week." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"~six faculty semi-formal interviews one group (~15 faculty) conference style interview (MSTP) one one-on-one interview (MD) It was not stressful. Students are very very nice. Research is high calibre. MST program very well run. Andrew and Brian excellent. But I didn't like the city that much and was fairly unimpressed by the students." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2002

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