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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about a book you've recently read?" Report Response

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

"Why are you interested in Georgetown and would you really consider it?" Report Response

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

"What are some of your other interests or hobbies?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How seriously would you consider coming to Georgetown?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read secondary application, Georgetown website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Georgetown's philosophy is very unique and aligns to my own. Mrs. Sullivan was very honest, straightforward, and forthcoming. I wish this had been my first interview because she made some really good points about questions to ask at interviews and ways to evaluate schools. I found her to be very informative...she also memorized each interviewee's name, school, and various other info...this makes a nice impression. She may be too abrasive for some, but I like people who don't feed you bs. The faculty and staff impressed me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The first school I've interviewed at where students and faculty openly admit that there is a fair degree of competition. They claim this cannot be avoided and takes pressure off of USMLE exams. I find this argument convincing, but I'd still prefer a place that is more laid back and doesn't need competition to compel students to study. I think one can learn something (albeit minor) about a school by the type of people it interviews...This is a consideration I've made at each school b/c those people at the interview may end up as my classmates. Realizing its a tiny sample though, (and that the jerks may not be offered admission) I look for the overall attitude of the applicants. A few of the students seemed arrogant - ones I wouldn't want as classmates." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"A claim that 3rd-year students will frequently have 16-18 hr. work-days 7 days a week..that seems excessive. Nobody learns best when miserable, and having 6 hours a day to divide between sleep, talking with loved-ones, eating, and exercise is just not reasonable. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day itself was very informative. Those who spoke to us were very straightforward and organized. I entered skeptical but found myself very impressed by Georgetown. I wish this had been my first interview since it was so informative and not very stressful." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

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?

Georgetown University Conference Center (Marriot)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2006

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

9 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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