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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?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"What would you do if you weren't accepted into medical school? (I went with it and answered the question, even though I've been accepted elsewhere.)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your job. (I'm in my second year off after college.)" Report Response

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

"What kinds of volunteering experiences have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"All questions were fairly standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about yourself. (I can't stand these.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, went over my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seem happy and enthusiastic here. The entire day, from soup to nuts, was over within four hours. Lowest-stress interview I've ever had." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities seemed old, worn, and neglected. The first-year lecture hall is cramped -- 185 seats for a class of 171 -- and stocked with blue plastic chairs. The admissions staff member who gave the tour informed us all that doctors are "always late" for their interviews. They didn't tell me that the faculty member who was interviewing me had called in sick until I'd waited for 35 minutes and asked them about the situation. Still, I had a great 45-minute discussion about health policy with the faculty member who came to interview me at the last minute (note: our conversation was entirely self-directed. I brought it up since it's my bailiwick, so don't stress if it's not yours!)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How the Foggy Bottom metro stop is literally right between the med school and the hospital. You don't even have to cross the street." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"All interviewees have one interview with a first- or second-year student and one with a faculty member. I can understand interviewing with an MS4, but I was uncomfortable meeting with someone who had yet to begin rotations (and thus couldn't tell me about the 'complete' experience there). The interview schedule with faculty members was disorganized (see below) and gave me a poor impression of the degree to which they take care of their students. I was turned off by the school aesthetically; even the hallways in the hospital were narrow and crowded. Tuition is ridiculous." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2004

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