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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?

3 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?

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)?

"Related to my medical school app." Report Response

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

"What is one positive aspect about you/one of your greatest strengths?" Report Response

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

"What was one of your favorite classes and why?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you react to adversity?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If for some unknown reason, you were prevented from pursuing a career in medicine, what would you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my secondary application, reviewed my AMCAS essay, read interview feedback postings on SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"WashU seems fantastically supportive of its students on many different levels. The administration is receptive to student views and suggestions. The facilities are really nice, and there is a new learning center in the stages of being constructed (slated to be complete by spring 2005). They provide a nice lunch for you, and you can stay at their medical dorm for one night. WashU is situated in a nice area of St. Louis- nice big park nearby." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The medical school dorm leaves some things to be desired. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you do stay in Olin Hall, the bathrooms and showers are shared (on the floor). " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Low-stress level interview. The interviewers try to make you feel as comfortable as possible and create a free-flowing conversation to get to know more about you. Everyone (students, docs, admin) was really nice and accomodating. The med students seemed really happy to be there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2003

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