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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"Describe any leadership experiences you have held." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go to GW? What would you bring to the school? What do you have to offer?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how your interest in medicine developed." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I mentioned I would be interested in expanding my expertise with an MBA or an MPH in the future. The faculty interviewer proceeded to grill me on the areas of health care management and public health." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"this website, GW website, reread AMCA and secondary application, reviewed government healthcare policy, mock interviews" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital facilities opened in 2002 and are excellently equipped. The top floow is dedicated solely to the school of medicine and health sciences, with rooms for standardized patient interviews and simulated surgery. There is an obvious focus on preparing students for clerkships before the third year. During interview downtime 5 or 6 first and second year students interacted with the applicants. This provided a perfect opportunity to warm up in conversation before the interviews and ask questions (i.e. housing, advising, etc) that may not be appropriate in an interview setting. Overall, the students seemed happy to be there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first year lecture facility is small for a class size of 165. Three different students proclaimed this as the weakness of the school. The research endowment is not as large as at other medical schools. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Interview is very laid back and low-stress." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"An interview coordinator began his introduction to the school promptly at 10am. He then proceeded to give us a tour of the hospital and medical school. A representative from financial aid gave an informative presentation. There was not a lot of time between the distribution of our boxed lunches and interviews, so be cognizant of the time. There are two interviews- one with a first or second year, one with a faculty member. The interviews were followed by a presentation from a representative in the student opportunities office. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2004

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