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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?

2 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)?

"Why are there so many uninsured in the US? Why Medicine? Why Georgetown? " Report Response

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

"a couple of ethical situations: one on bad news breaking and one on cheating in the classroom. i dont think there is a right or wrong answer, just be yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""If you were a kitchen appliance, what kind would you be?" (Yup, they seriously asked that)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was presented with an ethical situatuion, and it went something like this: you are a 3rd year med studenta nd are asked by the attending to inform a patient that she has colon cancer. How do you break the news? " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this site, Gtown website, re-read application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Mrs Sullivan's long-winded, yet highly informative talk. They are honest about everything--even your chances of getting in." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the facilities. Gtown costs $52,000 a year (after living expenses). For that kind of money I figured the labs would be nicer than my high school's. The upshot is that despite the crappy looking facilities, you still seem to get a great education (judging by their impressive residency matches)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That when you go to DC in Jan. it can be very cold and it helps to not forget your winter coat." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You get there in the morning and sit in the "Fish Bowl." (God only knows why they call it that--it has no more windows than a regular room!) Mrs. Sullivan talks for a looooong time. Remember: Dont fall asleep, theya re paying attention! Tour and lunch are brief, then its time for the dean to talk. After that, you get called out for your interview. At this point you either luck out or you dont. I got a 4th year, so I feel like I lucked out. Some will get the dean and other will get doctors....its a real crap shoot I guess, so good luck." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/07/2004

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