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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

3 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"If I came to your house and looked on your bookshelf, what kind of books would I see?" Report Response

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

"What is something you're not particularly good at?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You strike me as a very non-arrogant person but if you could allow yourself to be arrogant for a minute, tell me something you're good at." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will your greatest challenge be in medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Interview feedback, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities. Dedication to education." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Closed-file interviews. The same questions get asked. We and they spend a lot of time and effort to get to these interviews. It's a waste to be asked the same questions in both interviews. No mention of research at all. I knew they emphasized the education aspect of their school but I also know they have fairly strong research programs in certain areas (e.g. EMS) and these weren't mentioned at all. I left with the impression they may actually be against research during med school." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I don't like having TWO closed-file interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Student interview was great. Faculty interview left me with a negative impression. Like another reviewer said, the closed-file nature of the interview made the the faculty questions seem very pointed and attacking and made me somewhat defensive. This is my first experience with closed-file interviews so far and I don't agree that it works as well as they claim. I think the first interview should be a student interview, which can be closed-file. But the faculty interview should be open-file, and second, so you don't feel like you're repeating yourself. What's the point of 2 interviews if you're answering the same questions in both interviews?" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

IAD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/02/2005

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

5 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?

10 out of 10

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