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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?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research. (incidentally, I got paired up with interviewers with similar academic interests to me...I think they do this purposely)" Report Response

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

"Do you see yourself as a leader?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you hold a grudge against your dad (he's a doctor) for his long working hours...do you feel he hasn't been there for you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you plan to do research during med school? (I didn't want to lie, but I'm not really into research, and I didn't want to make a bad impression at a research-intensive school...I ended up saying no)." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read application and brochure/website info" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"pass/fail during first year, no PBL except in "selectives," VERY nice and relaxed students! There must have been something in the water there! :) Lots of extracurricular activities to do and lots of free time during first year. Classes run from 9-12 most days with a few afternoon classes." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"discipline-based curriculum in the first year (rather than integrated)...also, St. Louis isn't the nicest city (but there's a decent amount of stuff to do if you bring a car, and cost of living is through the floor). And the dorms are tiny and have really thin walls (I woke up to someone else's alarm clock playing as loudly as if it were in my room)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the school has a great emphasis on research (75% of students do research; my tour guide wasn't into research but said she felt pressured to do it, so she did some)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really an awesome school! The students are very relaxed and enthusiastic...it seems like they have a ton of free time but somehow still learn a lot. The group split up for the tour, so we had 3 interviewees to 1 fourth-year, which was really nice. My tour was about half as long as it should have been, however, because my interview was scheduled for an hour after the tour started. The facilities are nice and new, and a new learning/teaching center is under construction. The interviewers are nice and conversational. No ethical questions or current events...they basically just want to get to know you. Most people will have only one interview...if you have 2, it's probably because they're training new interviewers, but both still count. Overall, probably my best interviewer so far...they really bend over backward to make us comfortable." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/27/2003

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