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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

No Response

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

One fourth-year med student.

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)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Georgetown specifically for your goals?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why do you like teaching (specific to my app)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My interviewer pushed on why Georgetown and the area specifically. Georgetown likes to waitlist applicants, so I think having a good answer to this one is key." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reread my application and secondary, and practiced some general answers to why medicine and why Georgetown beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"All the admissions staff and students were very pleasant." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities here are extraordinarily poor. There doesn't seem to be a lot of money in the med school and it definitely shows. People can and do learn medicine here, but the consistent complaint that I heard from students and even administrators was the lack of facilities and resources." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you're staying at the hotel on campus, the whole area is under construction. It's actually sort of a disaster." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I very much got the vibe that Georgetown wasn't anyone's first choice. Most of the students I met were non-trads or Georgetown was the only MD school they had gotten into. Even the Dean of Admissions acknowledged that he knew it wasn't anyone's top choice in the room. The students are nice enough but don't seem particularly happy. The preclinical building adds to the sort of dreary atmosphere - there aren't any windows and your classes are underground in a basement. That being said, the location in DC can't be beat if you're interested in advocacy of any sort, and the Georgetown neighborhood is gorgeous. The students all agree that they are well prepared for boards and 80% of students matched their top choice last year. Ortho seems like a particular favorite, and I heard several people talk about the large number of orthopedic surgery residencies that successfully matched last year. Given a choice, I would probably choose elsewhere, but it may just be that Georgetown isn't the place for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

No Response

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

BWI - do not recommend. It's more than an hour from campus.

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

9/5/13

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Clearer directions to the Medical School would have been a plus. Student hosting also wasn't set up early enough for me to take advantage. Both of these things would have helped!" Report Response

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