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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?

5 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?

60+ 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)?

"Describe the experience that first sparked your interest in medicine." Report Response

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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"What are some challenges you foresee when you will be practicing medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think English classes will help you in a career in medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Is there a reason you did not engage in any research?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I browsed this website, read a medical ethics book, thought of aspects of my personality that I wanted to make sure I got across." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students at the school. From the night before the interview to lunch on the following day, we had ample opportunities to interact with medical students (first, second, and fourth years). It is clear that the med students love going to Wash U. and have made close friendships with eachother. I don't think students are burdened by unnecessary competitiveness here. Everyone is talented, but secure enough in their abilities to help one another out instead of gunning for top rankings in the class. There's even a website where students share notes and post study guides for classes. Also, the facilities are top-notch. The newly constructed Learning and Teaching Center is beautiful and filled with nice touches to make studying and going to class very comfortable. The residance hall for students has its own basketball court and a new weightroom/fitness center. The school bends over backwards to take care of its students. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Several students advised me not to go to Hopkins. I wonder what the motivation was behind this. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the curriculum was more traditional in nature, but had several elements of organ systems and problem based learning. That students do not interview applicants. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview itself was conversational and low key. I was a little nervous at first, mostly because this was my first interview and I have a strong desire to attend this school. However, the interview was long enough so that I could settle down. The doctor who interviewed my really wanted to gauge my personality and my desire to go into medicine. They are looking for people who would fit will with the class they are assembling, not necessarily students with incredible credential and extemely high numbers. " 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 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

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

STL

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/14/2005

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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