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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Why military?" Report Response

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

"Why USUHS instead of HPSP?" Report Response

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

No Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Ethical question." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

No Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the website. Stayed with a student." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Most friendly, genuine student body I have met out of almost 10 interviews. Seriously, these people were so nice and welcoming. LTC Saguil's presentation was the best admissions brief I've seen yet. This was quite unexpected as military PowerPoint presentations tend to be insufferable. The opportunity to do lots of rotations outside of Bethesda." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The off site simulation center tour added ~1.5 hours to the day for very limited benefit. Every school shows you a sim center that looks exactly like this one, except this one has a multi-million dollar 3-D boondoggle with smoke machines and speakers." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One of my interviews would consist of approximately two questions then a 15 minute long monologue on the virtues of USUHS." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Solid school. Good curriculum that gets you out of the classroom in 1.5 years which is a huge draw. Lots of opportunities to travel the country during MS-4. Lots of really cool career possibilities and also lots of really crappy billets. Commitment is a big one. 4 years of med school plus residency plus at least seven years of payback. They tried to tell a balanced story, but it came off a little too rosy in my opinion. I think they could be more up front about the fact that it's all about trade offs - you will gain a lot (of money) and lose a lot (of freedom) by attending USU. I'm also quite surprised that they don't strongly recommend or even require applicants shadow a military doctor before matriculating. There were other interviewees there who clearly didn't have a clue about what they were potentially getting themselves into." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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

No Response

What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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?

No Response

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

6 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?

9 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?

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Eliminate redundancy in the required forms." Report Response

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