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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?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"Why GW?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about some of your hobbies..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you handle coming to DC from a small town?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your biggest failure/something you have failed at?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, secondary, looked over school's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are very nice/new and the students were extremely welcoming (despite the fact that most of the first years had an exam the following day). Also the people I was interviewing with were extremely friendly, I really enjoyed their company. It was my first interview and being able to come in and talk with each other helped us all relax. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost of living in DC is high (but that isn't a negative of the school, just the location). You are going to be in the center of everything though, so if you're going to pay a lot to live somewhere this is a good choice." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It was raining and you had to walk outside during diffrent part of the interview day. Quite a few of the applicants brought an umbrella and were nice enough to share with me...but I wish I would have brought my own. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day begins in a conference room where you have time to talk with other applicants. Then there are presetations/a video/speech from a dean/and a tour. The facilities are VERY nice and the tour guide was extremely informative and helpful. This was followed by lunch where 5-10 first years and some second years came it to talk with us about GW. There input was really helpful. They said they are in class pretty much 8-5 every day (and although that isn't a problem for a lot of people) it seems like a very large amount of lecture time to me. They said they have 2 lectures in the morning followed by 3-4 in a row in athe afternoons. That is pretty much the only negative impression I got. The interviews were very laid back. My faculty interviewer didn't speak english very will though so I kept wondering if she was understanding the things I was trying to say (sometimes she would follow up with a question that made me believe I didn't get my point through). Anyway overall I really enjoyed the school, it has a lot to offer and DC is an amazing city to live in. " 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?

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/14/2006

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

8 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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