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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

1 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the last book I read." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe some problems you see in health care and how to fix them." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were very friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The early clinical experiences. Your first year they have you spend a lot of unproductive time in clinics. You haven't even learned how to do a physical exam or draw blood. What use would you be in a clinic? Scut work is the answer. Also, having your third year be just "like residency" seems silly to me. In your surgery rotation you're expected to be there 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are also on call either every third day or every other day. They haven't even taught you most basic procedures by then. Again, why are you there? And two, how are you expected to pass the shelf exams if you have no time to study." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I took courses at Georgetown and I had heard a lot of negative things about the medical school. I wish I had listened and never applied." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When Dr. Sullivan says, "We're not better, not worse, just different," notice that she almost always goes on to say something negative about another school. It bothered me that she acted so fair, as if this whole spiel was just to help us, not to persuade us that Georgetown was the right school for us, when actually it was. Especially since, while most schools do not call it cura personalis, they all believe in holistic care. I don't think Georgetown is light years ahead of everyone else just because they have a phrase for it. Also, make sure you know that they have a forced bell curve on their grading system, meaning that some students must fail every exam. The atmosphere is also much more competitive than they let on. Please, when you're listening to her speech, keep this in mind, almost everything she said was unique to Georgetown isn't. Almost every school I've interviewed at has all of the advantages that Georgetown has, plus more." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2004

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