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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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 yourself." Report Response

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

"How did you become interested in medicine?" Report Response

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

"What can Georgetown do to help you achieve your goals?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you feel about the fact that certain procedures (i.e. abortion, IVF) are not performed at GU Hospital due to the school's Catholic affiliation?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None of the questions were particularly difficult." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Re-read my AMCAS and Georgetown applications, searched through the school's website, and browsed the SDN interview feedback." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm and conviction of the deans and admissions staff (particularly Mrs. Sullivan). A lot has been said about her infamous orientation brief - from my perspective, it was very informative and provided a realistic insight into what you could expect to receive from your medical education at Georgetown. She does not deserve the criticism she has received because of her firm belief in accountability (by the way, if you do happen to read this, my name is Dan ;) ). I applaud her conviction!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"While I was very impressed with the Integrated Learning Center and simulators that are available for improving upon clinical skills, the classrooms and other facilities could use some renovation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Do not place much stock in the negative feedback that has been left about the school. If you are fortunate enough to receive an interview, do yourself the favor of attending with an open mind. As long as you are not looking for a bunch of pomp and circumstance to win you over, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the school - you cannot help but be impressed with the school's ability to place their graduates in top residency programs!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The applicants met in the fishbowl area between 9:30 - 10:00 am. After about an hour and a half of introductory briefs (Mrs. Sullivan's included!), we were given a tour of the facilities that was led by one MS2 and two MS1 students (see comments about facilities). All three of the students were very happy with their medical education at Georgetown. In addition to the availability and helpful nature of the faculty, the tour guides cited student camaraderie as reasons for their happiness. After lunch, the Assistant Dean for Financial Aid gave a brief on important points to consider and ways to prepare for the cost of a medical education (not just at Georgetown - he provided information that would be helpful regardless of which school you decide to attend). Finally, the one-on-one interviews were scheduled for either 2:00 pm or 2:45 pm. Some applicants had to walk to another building to meet their interviewer, but most were met by their interviewer in the fishbowl area. While the interviewers have the option of reading information from your AMCAS application (i.e. biographical information, ECs, and personal statement), they may choose to have a closed file interview. While one individual who left feedback complained about a long day, and a lot of walking, this could not be farther from the truth. A day that began at 10:00 am and ended at 3:00 pm is short in comparison to many other schools. Overall, I had a very pleasant experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/01/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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