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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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?

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)?

"How did you become interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What clinical experiences have you had? " Report Response

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

"What research experiences have you had?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Speak about empathy and your life/work experiences. Do you think those will help make you a better doctor? How?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think are some of the important issues or problems in healthcare today and what can be done about them?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over SDN, read info on Georgetown (MSAR, website, etc.), read over practice questions in my undergrad pre-health handbook, reviewed course descriptions, etc." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Just about everything. I felt very comfortable at GU, and liked the students, faculty, fellow interviewees. The curriculum sounds great, the area is beautiful, etc., etc., etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"EVERYONE kept referring to how we interviewees were finishing up the interview process. That seemed true for the others, but this was only my first interview and I've only been invited for one other so far, so that made me feel like I was really behind the curve." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be possible for an interviewer to ask too few questions. I didn't prepare myself to fill the void created by his relative quietness." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I don't know about other schools, but I was at Georgetown from about 9:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. The interview was last and before that we had talks from financial aid, the admissions counselor, and a dean who helps design the curriculum. I didn't feel nervous until right before the interview. My fellow interviewees were all very nice and likable. They were a pretty diverse group. I've seen a lot of complaints on this website, about student tour guides in particular, but I liked ours. I felt that they were honest but definitely positive and that they are enjoying their experience at Georgetown. The faculty was great overall. My interviewer was very nice and comforting, but the interview was short (maybe even under 30 min., I didn't look at the time right as I went in) and I felt like I had more to say to persuade him that I was a good candidate. I really wished he'd asked more questions, and even some more difficult ones, like about medical ethics. But despite that, I still felt that I did well and made a good impression. He was probably just tired and couldn't think of much to ask." 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 is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ 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?

IAD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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