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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
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?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"Do you think you want a career in the military? (As opposed to just fulfilling your commitment.)" Report Response

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

"If you get accepted, will your husband move here with you? Have you discussed it with him? (We're both active duty military...)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was the most difficult thing you've had to overcome in your life? (And follow up question - What did you learn from that experience that will help you through tough situations you may encounter in the future?)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain both a positive and negative experience you've had with healthcare." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, spoke with graduates and students, school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything - the faculty gave sincere and enthusiastic briefings, the students seemed to have a great comraderie, the area was nice, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students seemed to be confused about the military commitment following graduation. I had done my research, but if I hadn't they probably would have confused me. I heard about half the students we talked to say that they would begin paying back their 7 year commitment when they began their residency (which is not true - residency doesn't count toward payback). It seems like they would have figured that out by the time they're 2+ years into their education there... I also felt like some of the students I talked to (but certainly not all) had a general lack of military knowledge." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first time visiting Bethesda, and I really liked the area. There are tons of shops and restaurants just blocks from the University. The downside is that housing in the area is expensive, and I don't think I would want to commute from the more affordable areas (although it seems lots of the students do commute, and they're more than happy to talk to you about it.) The interviews were laid back and conversational. The morning of briefings was long, but we got to hear from several docs in different branches of the military. I was really impressed that several of them, even after long careers as military doctors, still have an idealistic view of what it means to be a doctor and what it means to serve in the military." 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$401-$500

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriott Bethesda

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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?

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?

10 out of 10

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