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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Do you think there is such a thing as too much tolerance?" Report Response

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

"What else do you like to do?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did reading the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe compare now as an adult to when you read it as a child?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were really no difficult questions, all the usual questions with some fun ones mixed in." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my secondary essays, my AMCAS, the school website and viewbook, my interviewer's bio" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students-very smart but also very approachable and friendly and excited about medicine. The facilities are also very nice, and the cost of living in St. Louis is low. The hospital serves a very large patient demographic." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Public transportation isn't very good. A car is really necessary to get around to the grocery store and such. In response to several critiques about the safety of the subway system, I would say that you take the same precautions that you would in any major city. Traveling alone at night is generally not a good idea in any city. Oh, and this school is pricey, and they count your parent's income, regardless of your tax filing, marital, or other status." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The lunch with a faculty member is really just that: a lunch. No interviewing involved. So relax :-) My faculty member cancelled, so I had lunch with two other applicants and a 4th year student." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The night before there was a pizza party at 8 pm with mostly 1st years attending. The interview morning starts off with breakfast with some of the students (a second year for us). The official schedule then begins with an introduction by the Dean and financial aid. I then had my interview, which was very relaxed. We actually spent some of our time talking about Project Runway, which was great. We then had a tour of the school by a 4th year, and then lunch in the Tower Restaurant in the Jewish-Barnes Hospital. Overall, very relaxed, and lots of opportunities to ask the students questions about the school and get their honest opinions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

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?

2-3 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?

STL

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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