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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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)?

"(My interviewer had thoroughly looked over my application--he had four pages of handwritten notes/questions to ask me.) "When did you come to the United States?" (Apparently, WashU is big on diversity and not afraid to show it. My interviewer said that many of the applicants/students were born in another country and immigrated to the US.)" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research...I work with fungi, so it gets interesting :-)" Report Response

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

"So you were accepted to WashU undergrad and offered a scholarship--why didn't you come? Luckily, I had an answer prepared for this one, and he remarked that I did the right thing/what he would have done.)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Martini? (after I said no thanks to coffee and tea)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you were the president of the United States, what would you do about our heathcare system?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over my AMCAS, extra WashU essays, and SDN feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are amazing! Also, I was amazed that everything was connected (no need to ever walk outside) and that Olin Hall is literally right next to the med school (actually, they were connected)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not much. Some sketchy people loitering around the metro station, but it's just like any other big city." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No need to bring a coat. Went outside for like 2 minutes -- and afterwards discovered that I could have gotten there without ever stepping outside by going through some walkways." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Interview was very laid back. My interviewer said that his job during the Oct-Feb season is mainly interviewing applicants (then again, he was also like 80+ and had given up the whole private practice/clinic world a long time ago to write books, research, and be on the admissions committee). The interview is nothing to be worried about, and my lunch with a faculty member went just as smoothly. In fact, she insisted on taking me on her own tour because she was afraid that the student tour guide wouldn't have time to show me everything. The day is VERY organized and everyone was so nice. Show up early the night before for the pizza party!" 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?

$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

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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