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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 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 this activity/award/research/experience." Report Response

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

"Why medicine and why here at WashU? (They know the schools and cities they're competing against, so you better have a good answer to the latter half.)" Report Response

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

"What is wrong with American healthcare?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What's your favorite poem and why? (Interviewer's daughter is an English professor and he saw that I'm currently in a poetry class)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Discuss a moral dilemma you've faced." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed AMCAS, browsed interview feedback, and relaxed with another SDNer the night before." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The massive and brand new facilities are phenomenal! The amount of money the med center wields is truly obscene." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The dorms (Olin Hall). Great to stay in overnight, but you couldn't pay me to live there. These were seriously worse than any of my undergrad dorms." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Flew in the night before, stayed in Olin Hall, then had breakfast with MS-2s in the lobby. Short info session, a very impressive tour, then an hour open file interview which was pretty much just rehashing AMCAS with a few tangents. Lunch was in a 17th floor conference room with a stunning view of Forest Park. Quick 20 minute closed file interview followed in the afternoon. These second interviews are apparently assigned at random to a certain percentage of applicants to ''standardize'' their procedures (whatever that means), but are nothing to stress over. " 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?

In 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?

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

STL

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/02/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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