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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"What do you do in your downtime? (I read.)...So what are the last three books you read and enjoyed?" Report Response

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

"What have you learned from...research, clinical exposure, college, etc." Report Response

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

"Suppose you are 70 years old, and you look back on your life and say "I've lived a great life." What have you done to make you say this?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you read Harry Potter?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How have you grown and matured during college? Not too difficult but I hadn't anticipated this one so a little thinking on my feet was required..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, school brochures" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"They have so much money they don't know what to do with it. Facilities and finaid are amazing. They could wallpaper the bathrooms with hundred dollar bills from their humongous endowment. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"...nothing...except the shady homeless people clustered around the metrolink station. That was a little disconcerting. I would highly recommend NOT traveling via foot or metrolink at night if it can be avoided, especially for girls..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"LONG TOUR! WEAR COMFY SHOES! Bring some to change. I actually took my heels off during the tour (there are long carpeted hallways that you walk through a lot of the time, glassed-in overpasses between buildings and such...perfect to kick off the old heels and give my tootsies a break :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interviewer was such a nice guy. Very conversational like everyone says but not too casual. I still felt like he was directing the course of the interview but at the same time he was very receptive and responsive to my comments so I really feel like he was truly listening and trying to get a feel for who I am as a person, beyond the statistics on the paper in front of him. Honestly I am shocked I got an interview at this school. My MCAT was good but not so superior, in my opinion (35) and my GPA is flatout average (3.6 total, 3.3 science which is below avg for this school I'm sure). I did do a lot of research and I am an articulate writer (not that you can tell from this piece here...but I'm decent on essays and the like) so I think that may have helped me out. What a great day, if I get into this school I would give my life to go there. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

STL

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Olin Hall Dorm

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2005

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

10 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?

7 out of 10

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