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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?

4 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)?

"Describe the process of how you decided to become a doctor." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"Now that you've seen the campus and talked with students, what are your opinions/thoughts about WashU?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The interview was pretty relaxed -- it was a fun and interesting conversation. There weren't really any hard questions -- we just talked about experiences in my AMCAS application and my plans as a doctor." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN interview feedback, WashU brochures, secondary application & personal statement" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interview day was extremely well-organized -- they even have a pizza party the night before your interview! They also give you a full breakfast, not just a granola bar and coffee. And, they offer you a free night of housing in the student dorm (you get your own room, towels, linens, alarm clock; you share a hallway bathroom). The faculty are super friendly and accessible. The administration is so open to feedback that they actually give out small gift certificates to students who complete their feedback surveys. Lots of new facilities (the new learning center with the M1 M2 lecture halls is really nice). Barnes-Jewish would be a great place to do rotations and it's very conveniently located (you can access it from the med school by tunnels and above-ground passageways without going outside). Children's hospital is also impressive and well-designed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"St. Louis doesn't seem like the greatest place to live -- off-campus is slightly dangerous, and St. Louis isn't as much a cultural center as other large cities. BUT, housing is incredibly cheap. Seriously, you could buy a condo for the same price you'd be paying in rent elsewhere and still have money left over." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you're not living on campus, you can call protective services for an escort to the dorm or admissions office (314 - 362-4357). Oh, also, M1 is P/F but M2 is H/HP/P/F." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, very enjoyable. I left with a very favorable impression of the school -- they really take care of their students." 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?

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?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Parkway

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

5 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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