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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about this project you did in your humanities class." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your degree program." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you say if you wanted to sell your undergraduate school to a prospective student? What do you like least about your school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read interview feedback, read about Wash U on their webpage, talked to students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing, especially the children's hospital. The students, including the prospective students that I interviewed with, were very nice and outgoing. My interviewer was unassuming and seemed genuinely interested in me and my interests, even though he is quite distinguished as a doctor and a scientist." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Dean of Admissions. He was supposed to give us a welcome and an orientation to financial aid, but he spent the whole time telling us how selective Wash U. is and how they pick their class. He and others gave me the impression that Wash U. cares more about the MCAT than anything else and they try really hard to get students with high MCAT scores, to the detriment of other qualifications. I heard several students say, "Well, I never volunteered in a hospital before I came here." or "I never did research before I came here." or "I was kind of a slacker in undergrad." " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"St. Louis has a great public transportation system for a city of its size, especially in the midwest. It also helps that Wash U. has its own shuttle system that serves the main campus, the medical campus and several of the surrounding neighborhoods, and anyone can ride it for free." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was a really fun day. Overall I had a good impression of the school and I think I would be comfortable there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/10/2003

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