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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 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 personal strengths do you bring to medicine?" Report Response

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

"What are some characteristics (read: weaknesses) you'd like to develop in preparation for becoming a physician?" Report Response

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

"Why should GW pick you?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing struck me as interesting or off the wall--it was just getting to know YOU as a person so they can present you to the admissions board. Typical personal questions apply." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What aspects of the health care system do you foresee being a problem for you as a physician 10-15 years from now? (He told me this was an experimental question that he hadn't decided about keeping or not)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"re-read my AMCAS and secondary, SDN, school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Location, friendly interviewers and admissions staff, simulation center @ the new hospital, and the multitude of opportunities in international/global health" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"That GW doesn't offer student housing, and the cost of the school. Also that the med students expressed a desire to have more board-centered education and improved clinical training. But I'd still like to go there." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very positive, very laid back. It really was just a conversation. The interview w/ the MD went better than I expected--there are no "devil's advocates." All the MSIs were very honest about the workload but seemed happy in their choice of school, and how friendly the class was. It's a great school and I hope I get in! Be confident in yourself, know your strengths and weaknesses, why you're choosing medicine, why GW, and why DC, and the interview will be a piece of cake for you. Good luck!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

IAD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2005

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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