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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?

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?

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)?

"why do you want to go into medicine? what are some of your strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"why gw? what makes you stand out?" Report Response

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

"what do you do for fun? if you couldn't do medicine, what would you do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"nothing terribly interesting. the questions were really standard, and the most interesting parts were when the interviewer and i digressed into normal conversation outside of the "set list" of questions." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"why do you want to go into medicine? it's not an inherently difficult question, but you've got to nail it when they ask you....and they will ask me. both the student and doc asked me that." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read over my amcas, this website, had my friends ask me interview-type questions, wrote down questions i had for the interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"i had come to the open house in october, so i was already impressed with the school. i guess on the interview day itself, the students were really nice. lunch was tasty, too :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing, except for the expensive-ass cost to go to gw (about $58K in total), but i already knew about that. the doc that interviewed me didn't know much about the school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"as i said, i went to the open house, so nothing was really that new during the day" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the interview day was really low key. you have 2 interviews, one with a student, and the other with a doc. you show up, they do a little talk about the school, and then they take you on a tour of the lecture halls and classrooms, and they take you over to the clinical skills learning center, which is really nice. you come back for lunch, financial aid blurb, and then you have your interviews. my first one was with a doc who was only adjunct faculty and didn't know much about the school. he was cool enough, but we only had 30 minutes for that interview, so that limited our conversation just as it was getting really good. the next interview was with an ms2, and he was really nice. you could tell he was forcing himself to ask the "set" questions, because the rest of the time we just talked. that interview lasted an hour. after that, the day is over." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2004

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