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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
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?

45 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)?

"What are some of your concerns about healthcare issues?" Report Response

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

"Have you been pleased with your undergrad choice?" Report Response

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

"tell me about: (all sorts of stuff I'd written about in my apps)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing too out of the ordinary to report" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"again, nothing too difficult. if i had to pick something i'd say: are you concerned about entering the healthcare field (ie, because of all the "issues" we hear about)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed school's website, MSAR, US News" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"clinical facilities: these were superb, diverse, and booming. you can tell they have a lot of money. there is a mix of private and public facilities, as well as every specialty you could ever think of other applicants: the people I interviewed with were normal people, who I'd be glad to spend 4 years with financial aid: the overall cost is very reasonable for such a prestigious school" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Olin Hall: this is very much a typical dorm. if i end up at WashU, I won't be living in Olin. Lecture Halls: nothing intrisically wrong with them, they're just rather standard and the desks looked rather small. they're building new, though I don't think it'd be ready before my class would start 3rd year." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing - they were very good about providing all the information I needed, both about the school and the logistics of the visit" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"WashU certainly seems entitled to their reputation as a top school. The clinical facilities are better than most every I've seen while interviewing. The interview day goes from around 8 till 3, but it's rather loosely structured. You'll probably have some free time to wander about and sit in on lectures. You only get 1 interview and it's open-file. Mine was very stress-free. My interviewer seemed intent on mainly seeing how I communicate my ideas, and never even grilled me on why I haven't done research. I got the impression she simply wanted to see how I'd fit into the WashU "family." You can also tell that WashU realizes they're competing with the schools on the coasts, and I think they make a good sell. St. Louis seemed like a very liveable city to me, with enough stuff to do. They were also nice enough to let us know that us late interviewees still had a shot at acceptances, not just waitlist position." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/16/2004

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