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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Open file

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

"From your application, and the way that you present yourself, it seems that you are pretty competitive. Would you agree with such a comment?" Report Response

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

"What is one personal attribute that you are particularily fond of, and you think would be to your benefit as a physician? What is one personal attribute that you think you need to work on, in order to develop into a good physician?" Report Response

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

"Do you have any other questions? Do you have any other questions? (Both interviewers asked me this about 4 times. Moreover, the tour guide and the attending with whom I asked lunch kept asking this. It seemed more like I was interviewing them, and not the opposite)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

""I didn't get to read your file, so where are you from?"(I mean do I really want this guy to present me to the admissions committee. He came in 45 minutes late too)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Would you say that you are a natural-born leader?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"didn't really, this was my seventh interviewing experience." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the student: the happiest, most genuine, down-to-earth and enthusiastic bunch). that there are endless funds to do research. the administration really cares about the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the teaching facilities were kind of old, but they are working on completing a new teaching center, which should be ready for use in Fall 2005." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had one interview with a clinial professor who showed up 45 minutes late and who made it obvious that he did not read my file before hand. He proceeded to criticize the efficacy of MSTP programs, claiming that MD's do better research than MD/PhD's, and that the MSTP funds are better off being used for providing research funding for all MD students. keep in mind that Wash U has the oldest, and the largest MSTP program. This is their claim to fame. Moreover, he bashed the speciality which I interested in pursuing (infectious diseases) saying that it was "extremely boring". My other interview (luckily, I had two) was much better. The lady had thoroughly looked through my application. She had specific questions about my file, in order to clear up things before presenting me to the admissions committee. She also asked me a lot of questions in order to learn more about my personality, character and interests." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

STL

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2005

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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