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  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Atlanta
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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?

2

What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Emory and Atlanta" Report Response

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

"What three qualities would you look for in a physician?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any personal ties to Atlanta!??" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give the underlying cause of terrorism and what would you do to solve it..." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above (however, it was asked in a very laid back way)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read SDN and primary and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students - all very friendly and willing to answer any questions. They didn't seem at all competitive, and were willing to work together. Also, I really liked the facilities and Grady was impressive. The admissions staff was very welcoming - they made every effort to make you feel comfortable. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The A-F grading system seems strenuous. Also, the Joints seem unnecessarily difficult. And it was a wet day - the interviewing day began very early (when it was still rather dark) and ended around 4:30, but since it was raining there wasn't much visibility, so I didn't really get a feel for the campus outside." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it was going to be soooo cold and wet!! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I have to admit that I wasn't looking forward to my day at Emory because of some things I had read on SDN and heard. But this negative reputation of cut-throat competition and intensive research focus in my experience proved to be untrue. The panel interview was actually fun - we had great interviewers on our panel, and my other two interviewees were amazing - kinda humbling. I recommend staying with a student host. I stayed with a couple of first year students but they had a joint on Monday so they were basically doing all-nighters for four days to prepare. We did go to dinner, though which was fun." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2004

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