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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"What's your leadership style?" Report Response

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

"How would you get a recalcitrant patient to set and achieve a goal?" Report Response

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

"What sort of photography are you interested in? Interviewer, like me, happened to be an amateur photographer." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your greatest leadership challenge?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I set myself up in my essay: one paragraph made it sound like my wife wasn't so supportive, which is absolutely wrong, she's very supportive." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to a doctor who happens to have been a student interviewer when he went to USUHS, talked to doctors who have been on the admissions committee, practiced questions from SDN, and went over my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"40% of matriculants are married. 60-70% of graduating seniors are married." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The bad pictures on the walls of the lecture halls, which have NO WINDOWS. Two years in these two lecture halls. NO WINDOWS. I'm not even claustrophobic. A fish-eye picture of a baby taken under florescent lighting blown up to five times life size is simply a disturbing image to spend two years with. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The library and lecture halls have seriously modernist architecture. Still quite nice, though. Also, NIH is right across the street, but it doesn't sound like there's much interaction between the military and civilian sides of Wisconsin Avenue." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After lunch I knocked on the interview room door two minutes early. Thank god because I'd accidentally gone to the second interview first! They want to know four things: Why military medicine, why USUHS, leadership, and communication. I answered all of them in my first answer (which was five minutes and heavily rehearsed). That left 25 minutes of each interview to answer in more detail and ask questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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