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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"What schools are you seriously considering?" Report Response

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

"Why Georgetown?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really out of the ordinary - my interviewer and I had a really great dialogue going - I interviewed with an MS4 - she was bright, articulate and fun!" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the greatest problems facing healthcare and what would you do to fix them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read over internet material, read PS and secondary, spoke with friends who are MS4s" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I really enjoyed Ms. Sullivan - she's awesomely cool. Oh, and Georgina's a total soccer mom (she called herself that, too!). I liked how Georgetown took the time to talk about its curriculum and mission - and how the Jesuit tradition can be marginalized in everyday life (this was a concern of mine)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students giving the tour - seemed jocky and a bit vapid. Everything social seems to be centered around beer; this is fine some of the time, but not for all events. I thought the tour was a waste of time - we didn't SEE anything! Not the anatomy labs, nor the hospital (aside from the Peds' floor). I wasn't certain why we just walked around aimlessly for such a long time...totally disorganized (which, again, is a shame mainly because the rest of the day was very, very organized). I also didn't like waiting in suspense for my interviewer - it just seemed a bit excessive. Why make us wait for so long? Why not have our interviews set up at the beginning of the day so we know? Also, no nametags! I like them. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That GT was so into underserved populations. That's a big draw for me." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day, as many have said, was a bit long. By the time my interview started, I was a little tired and had the beginnings of a migraine. All of the talks were very informative and helpful - I would have preferred, however, that we had had our interview in between one of the talks. After Ms. Sullivan spoke, we were taken by MS1s and 2s first for lunch (yummy) and then on a tour of...well...I'm not sure of what. We saw some of the medical school building...and a floor in the hospital...and other buildings were pointed out - but we never went there. We did see the MS1 classroom (very nice) and some new facilities for patient-based clinical correlative exercises (also very nice), and the student lounge (nice), but that was it. Then we went back to the fishbowl (which, btw, looks nothing like a fishbowl and was really, really hot) and just hung out until our next talk. After that, we were plucked up for interviews one-by-one. Very long day. But I do feel like I know a heck of a lot about Georgetown now." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/04/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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