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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?

8 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)?

"does a physician deserve to earn money?" Report Response

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

"why didn't you retake the "med-cat?" (that is how he referred to it)" Report Response

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

"nothing else, not even "why georgetown?" which we were told would be a crucial part of our interview..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"does a physician deserve to earn money?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"questions about my mcat score and whether i thought i should have retaken - sounds like a standard question, but this guy clearly knew nothing about the mcat or how it is scored so that made any explanation very difficult(and this person's on the admissions committee!???)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"made sure i knew my application well, kept up on current issues (which was good, because some recent topics were brought up by mrs. sullivan and i felt like i was the only person in the group who ever bothered to pick up a newspaper)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the interesting curriculum, mrs. sullivan's talk, post-lunch session with dean mitchell (a very witty and down-to-earth guy), washington dc area" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"student tour guides, other interviewers were really stuffy and unfriendly, facilities were the worst i've seen" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that the day would start off inspiring (mrs. sullivan's talk about the school) and that it would all down hill from their (crappy tour, crappy tour guides, bad lunch, worthless interview) in other words, i wish i had known better than to waste my time, money, energy, and part of my paycheck on this interview" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was excited to visit Georgetown because of its location, its curriculum, and its good reputation. At the beginning of the day, Mrs. Sullivan from admissions gives a very informative and inspiring presentation about the school and its mission. She made sure to emphasize the fact that Georgetown is looking for students that area good fit. After meeting several students, including our tour-guides, I discovered that GU does a great job of picking a certain type of student. Yes, everyone I met was embarassingly immature, completely un-intellectual, and was more conceited than anyone I have met at any other school. Cura Personalis?? I got the impression that the students flushed this idea right down the toilet the second they got their acceptance letters and bought their Georgetown Medicine car window decals. All in all, Georgetown may be a good school with some noble goals for medical education, but the students representing the school really ruined it for me. If you interview, please be pro-active and try to meet as many students as possible. If not, you'll be shielded from the majority of them, and I now know that admissions has good reason to do that. Thanks but no thanks, Georgetown. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn - Georgetown

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2005

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

6 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?

9 out of 10

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