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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Was your dad being a dr a positive, negative, or neutral influence on your entering medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why do you like Wash U?" Report Response

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

"She just asked abt activities from my AMCAS. And she even printed out info abt a dr at Wash U whom I could contact abt research...my interviewer rocked!!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How did [experience mentioned in AMCAS essay] affect your ability to do your work and all of your activities? (This was a good q for me b/c it's something I specifically wanted to address to prove it wasn't a weakness.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult. She asked a lot about my research. I feel like it's always impt, in that case, to ask how much experience your interviewer has w/ your particular type of research, to avoid sounding too condescending if he/she knows a lot about it or being completely incomprehensible if he/she has never heard of your stuff." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN interview feedback, printed lots of info from website, read the materials the admissions office gave us in the down time b4 my interview, talked to students, looked up my interviewer's info, this was my 4th" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything!!!!! I feel like I really fit in at Wash U. The facilities are amazing! It's all connected indoors, to help you avoid the bad StL weather. Their first year p/f really is p/f. The rest of the years aren't curved (i.e. all students can get " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Apparently a couple of the 1st yr profs aren't too good at teaching (esp physiology), although the students are able to complain and have things changed easily. Little clinical experience in the first 2 years => not quite as good at preparing you for the boards (which are largely clinically-based, according to a student there) as it could be." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Stay in Olin: it's actually very clean and it feels as much like a hotel as it does like a dorm. I brought extra pillowcases, etc b/c I don't trust things like that and I'm super-clean, but I didn't even need them. The bed was already made w/ very clean sheets and a down comforter/duvet. They put you on a floor w/ med students, but you don't see anybody on it if it's the night before exams like my night there was :) About 50% of 1st-years live in Olin, and some people from all years live there too b/c it's nice for a dorm and it's very convenient to everything (like I said earlier, you never have to go outside). They have really good pizza for the night-before-interview pizza party! If you sign up for breakfast with " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"pizza party night before stay in olin hall breakfast morning of info session/fin aid 1-hr break 1-hr interview 1-hr break (i talked to a bunch of 1st-yrs) really nice lunch 1-hr break (talked to a 3rd-yr) tour (i was the only one scheduled for that tour, and it was really nice b/c it was extra long, and i got a lot of good info from the 4th-yr student one-on-one)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

$401-$500

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?

01/01/2007

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

10 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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