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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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)?

"How do you perceive physicians? What kind of people do you think go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if there was no medical profession? (I hate this question. I told him that medicine has existed since sentient beings realized that they could heal one another. I said I would be a shaman.)" Report Response

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

"How do you think that working since you completed your undergraduate degree has enriched you as a person?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What qualities make you a good candidate for the program?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How do you think your bioethics background will be useful in medicine? (it was with a tone that implied that it would not useful)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my AMCAS application and the school's facilities and program." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities here are amazing. Very high tech - you will feel like you are on the cutting edge of medicine." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"One of my interviewers was quite aloof. I was left with the impression that he didn't like me, or was perhaps making fun of me. It was very unusual - I'm normally very comfortable and get along with my interviewers immediately. However, I just found out that I was accepted, so it just goes to show you that you can't always tell how you did based on your perception of the interviewer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Classes are from 8am-5pm everyday. Some female students do not feel comfortable riding the METRO at night." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"So so. My student interviewer was very casual and easy going. My faculty interviewer was somewhat abrasive and aloof. The tour was lovely, but I wish that they would show more of the hospital facilities." 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?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$201-$300

What airport did you use?

IAD

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/10/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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