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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?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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)?

"Describe what you do in your job." Report Response

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

"What changed in your life that made you apply to medical school this year rather than last year or the year before?" Report Response

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

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who will provide the emotional support you are going to need in medical school? I thought that one was a little odd." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was kind of put on the spot about taking time to work after my undergraduate years. My interviewer kept asking why I had chosen that route, what purpose that served, etc." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I did a practice interview using questions I found on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students glowed when they talked about their physician mentors (all students shadow a doctor). The school is really hands-on with patient contact from 1st year." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"We didn't meet any faculty and the staff who talked to us were not enthused. Esp. the financial aid guy. I did not feel confident that I would be able to go to this school because I have no financial resources. Most schools tell you not to worry about money, they can make it happen, etc. This guy was basically telling us - worry about money - you might not be able to go here." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is literally right on top of the metro line. I did not need to drive." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was basically just asked to describe myself. It was all about personality and whether you would fit with the school and their attitudes. They want people people." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/20/2003

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