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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Biggest problems of US Healthcare?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Future career goals? How do you see yourself using your MD degree?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What are the most pressing issues in women's health today?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the most pressing issues in women's health today?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"school's website, read over my AMCAS essay, SDN, CNN Health to update myself on current issues" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Georgetown emphasizes the humanistic side of medicine more so than the other schools I looked at (probably b/c it is a Catholic institution)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being stuck in the "fishbowl" (a teeny waiting area) for all of the morning info sessions but especially the interview coordinator! It is really disconcerting when someone who is not a part of the decision-making admissions comittee tells you that she has read everyone's files, says that some of us might not be the best match for Georgetown, and then singles out an interviewee, saying he had the best essay. She also lectured us on firm handshakes and looking our interviewers in the eye, which some people might have found helpful, but I find unnecessary (by this point shouldn't we already know that?) and condescending." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"According to the interview coordinator, if the religious aspects of medicine don't interest you, Georgetown probably isn't the best match for you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Kind of awkward b/c they assign you an interviewer on the spot and take you out of the isolation chamber waiting area one at a time. My interview was with a Ph.D. I was unfortunately misinformed by the interview coordinator who gave me the impression that my interviewer was an MD by saying that she was in family medicine so there was a slight moment of awkwardness while my interviewer explained that she is not an MD. It was also a little weird at first when I had to sit and watch her for five minutes while she read my file (which you are given to take to your interviewer), but afterwards it was fine. She had to fill out a sheet, which she did while I talked, and then she put it back in my file, which I then had to return to the admissions office myself. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn Georgetown

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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

2 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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