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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 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?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"see above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a time when you failed, what you learned from it, and how you handled that failure (or something along those lines)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe a weakness." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Not a lot...read GW's website, read this website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital--it's brand new, completed only two years ago and is BEAUTIFUL. One part of the hospital is dedicated to clinical training for first and second year students with 12 standardized patient rooms with digital audio/video recorders so that instructors can watch and you can watch yourself. Plus, they have this thing called "Sim Man," which is a fake/robotic patient that can be programmed to have different problems, like a collapsed lung, allergic reaction, etc. and you can intervene and he'll respond to you intervention as a real person would. Very cool! Also, the students seemed to be really cool, didn't study all the time, and were surprisingly not stressed out given the fact that they had three exams the next week!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The price--almost $40,000 in tuition alone!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was a pretty laid back day, they definitely give you A LOT of information and show you a lot of the school. You also have a long time with the students, so definitely come prepared with questions--they'll stay and answer questions for as long as people have questions. All in all, a pretty easy day. My interviewer, however, was reading questions off a paper and writing my responses down, so for all of you that are interviewing in the future, here are the questions I was asked, not sure if they'll be asked of anyone else, but like I said, it seemed he was reading off a questions sheet or something. 1. How do you know you want to go into medicine, what specialty do you think you'll enter? 2. Name a time you've failed and what you learned 3. Name a weakness and how you're improving it 4. WHat characteristics do you have that you think will make you into a good physician 5. Where do you see the future of medicine going (policy wise) and how will that affect your practice 6. Describe any leadership positions you've held. That's all I can think of, hopefuly that helps someone! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2004

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