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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"I see you've done some creative writing. Have you heard of Walter Percy (doc who became a novelist)?" Report Response

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

"See healthcare question above." Report Response

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

"Is it ethical for pharmaceutical companies to use drug trial procedures that wouldn't be permitted in the U.S. on AIDS patients in Africa? (I don't know if this was a trick question or not...I of course said "no.")" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All right, you have a magic wand. With one wave you can change one thing about the medical system. What do you change and why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I guess same. Everything else was pretty straightforward and biographical." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread AMCAS/GT secondary, checked out SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice area. Students seemed very happy. I like the cura personalis philosophy." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"WORKLOAD. It seems much higher than other schools of equal or better rank, yet the students don't do appreciably better on the boards than other schools (and on step II they actually do worse...probably because they're working so hard they don't have a chance to study). Also, as some have noted, the facilities seemed kind of old. It looks like there's not a ton of money going into the school's programs." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How heavy the workload is." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I feel like Georgetown, more than any other school I've been to so far, is either right for you or it's not. For me it wasn't right...and they must have sensed it too, as I got waitlisted there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/08/2003

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