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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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)?

"see above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My interviewer didn't really ask any questions. It was really laid back, and we just chatted about random stuff for over half an hour." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread my personal statement. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How NICE all the students were, and how friendly they were. They treat you like you're already a part of the school, and whenever they talk to you , it's not 'if you get in,' it's always 'when you come here next year...'. They really made me feel welcomed, and the hospital facilities are IMPRESSIVE. I originally wasn't very serious about coming to Wash U. I didn't even bother sending a primary until they had sent me some information about the school, but after being there, it's become one of my top choices. The school, the people, the facilities, and the opportunities they offer are all top rate. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wasn't too impressed with Olin Hall, which is where I stayed (although it was free so no complaints about that). The introduction at the beginning was really long and boring. Our speaker (sadly, I actually don't know who it was) was really....monotonous. Plus the french onion soup at the hospital restaurant was really bad." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had looked up my interviewer before I went there. This was my fourth interview, and I just assumed from all my previous interviews that they would give me some information about my interviewer before the interviewer. Yeah, they don't do that, so definitely come more prepared than I did. It turned out okay though, because my interviewer turned out to be a 4th year resident, and I wouldn't have been able to find him in the system anyways." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview was really nice. I had mine in the afternoon, so I got to St. Louis the night before, went to the pizza party, stayed in a room in Olin Hall, and then the next day had breakfast, went to an intro/financial aid presentation, went on a tour with a 4th year med student, had lunch with another 4th year med student, and then had an interview with a 4th year resident. The actually interview was really laid-back. My interviewer didn't ask me questions like 'so, why do you want to be a doctor?' or 'tell me about HMOs'. He was just like, 'so what do you like to do for fun?' or 'how do you like St. Louis?' and the conversation just went off from there. He asked a bit about my research, and I was really impressed that he was actually interested in the topic/the actual research instead of what my role was in the project. Overall, I really appreciated the fact that he didn't pound me with the usual, mundane questions that you get asked at every interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2004

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