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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?

30 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"How did you come to the decision to pursue medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What general area of medicine do you see yourself being best suited to? (a personality question- do I like to go in, fix things and get the job done or do I prefer to establish longer term relationships...) " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Same as above. I have a variety of interests in medicine so it is difficult to gauge just where I might end up. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Relaxed. Just know yourself and your reasons for the choices you've made." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the staff, faculty and students as well as the new hospital. The top floor is devoted to medical education and houses the surgical SIM lab as well as standardized exam rooms. Also, there is a new gym facility which is fabulous and plenty of places to run outdoors. The student body is very diverse and the staff and faculty is both proud and extremely supportive of them. There is a note taking service, professors are great about giving handouts/notes of lectures and much material is available on-line." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. I was a GW undergrad so I already was aware of all the ins and outs of going to school there. For instance, it is an expensive school, housing in the DC area is expensive as is grocery shopping. If you aren't a big fan of politics the swarms politicians and lawyers can be annoying. DC is extremely muggy in the summertime... " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"GW is absolutely committed to the success and happiness of the students and it shows. The students are excited about the program and they have balanced lives. They do very well in the Match and, even more important, they do well in residency as demonstrated by the glowing reports GW gets from resident directors. Also, GW has its own metro stop (Foggy Bottom) which is directly in front of the medical school. Flying in to Reagan National or riding Amtrak into Union Station and then metro-ing in to GW is most convenient." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day is very laid back so there is no need to be nervous. You will have the opportunity to interact with current students so definitely take advantage of it and ask them any questions you have. You will interview with a student and a faculty member. Both are very casual "get to know you" interviews and you are encouraged to ask questions. You are served lunch and have the standard info sessions and the day ends with a tour. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/26/2003

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