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

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"Why did you look at ________ in your project...what do you hope to accomplish (from my research)?" Report Response

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

"Why did you choose your undergraduate school?" Report Response

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

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Questions about my research" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"see above" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read amcas, browsed sdn interview feedback" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities at the school are really top notch. They are building a new building for students. The hospital complex is enormous and looks to be brand new. There are many research opportunities for those who are interested, and the hospital is well respected in many areas. Rent in very cheap and students can live in a nice apartment for less than 500/month/person. There is a large park across the street from the school. The curriculum is Pass/Fail 1st year. Overall it deserves its reputation as a top 10 school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The curriculum is H/HP/P/F for the final 3 years. While they say its noncompetitive, I find that hard to believe based on this. Second years that talked to us seemed pretty stressed out. St. Louis is not a very safe city (4th most dangerous in country). One person on my interview was mugged, and a friend of mine had 2 girls on his interview get mugged (I think that is pretty outrageous)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The facilities are beautiful but be careful traveling in St Louis especially on the train from the airport to the school (It is NOT safe especially if you are alone, and sadly if you are a woman)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think that the school itself is great. Barnes Jewish and the Children's Hospital are among the best in the country. This brings great research opportunities and clinical opportunities to its students. First year seems great but after that the grading system seems to create a stressful environment. St. Louis seemed like it could be a good place to live but safety was definitely a concern." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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?

02/15/2004

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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