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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?

4 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?

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 your parents." Report Response

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

"How did you decide to go to (my undergrad)?" Report Response

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

"What makes you think you'll be a good physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"what do you mean by cultural competency? why is this important? why should I bother?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"imagine you're the surgeon general. how would you solve obesity?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read website, thought of questions, took a yoga class day beforehand." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"very nice facilities, amazingly large hospitals. first year is pass/fail. there seem to be a lot of resources for students to study abroad/do research, etc." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"other interviewees seemed young and immature, I only had one loooong interview (nearly two hours!). The focus on research, research, research got a little old. I wanted to know more about my clinical time. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The financial aid process is pretty demanding- they take into account both biological parents' incomes, even if one of your parents was not part of your life. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a very nice day. Admisssions staff are friendly and organized. Student schedules vary- you may have two itnerviews in the mornign, and a tour in the afternoon, or one before and after lunch. Lunch is on the top floor of the tallest building with an amazing view. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2006

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

6 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?

6 out of 10

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