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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I think he talked about things that had to do with my ethnic background. Not personally, just general stuff. That was interesting." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I forgot." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read through viewbook, came up with pros and cons and questions to ask." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The affiliated hospitals, the number of activities they have planned for the day, the fact that I got to go home right after my interview and that they seemed to care about my flight schedule." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It seemed like the interview process was too mechanized. As if, they took the highest scoring students from all over the country and bunched them all together. There were so many interviewees. They processed us like cheese. Also, the area surrounding the school is awful. Smokestacks everywhere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I wouldn't offend anyone if I failed to ask for a buddy. I dont't think anyone else asked for one. I just wanted to seem more interested than I really was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Washington U. has a great reputation (probably for a good reason), but they don't seem to have any soul. They just want to get the smartest kids together without giving much thought to having a real mission statement. You could just feel that you were surrounded by a bunch of nerds. Granted med students are all a bit nerdy, it was just wierd there. They didn't seem to care about who we were. The dean gave a phony explanation as to why they only do one interview vs. two. I think that they just care about what's on paper and not what's in your mind or your heart. My interview was very nice but very short. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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