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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

How you think you did?

8 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?

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 x, y & z experience (from AMCAS)." Report Response

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

"Why Washington U & St. Louis?" Report Response

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

"What do you like to do to relax?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about the political situation in Mexico today (I wrote about being a 1st generation American in my personal statement)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think is the most important public health issue today, and what should we do about it? (I don't think pre-meds are in a position to have all the answers for this one... but I guess if you are familiar with the important topics you should do fine)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read over AMCAS, my secondary, SDN interview feedback, school website, school info (they give you a book about Wash U written by the med students), researched my interviewer." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the amount of $$$ Wash U has and spends on their students, the affordability of housing in the area, the amazing amount of research going on, the opportunities for community service/volunteering at free clinics/international medicine programs, the non-competiveness of the students (1st year is P/F)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The city & weather." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The Metrolink really IS awesome... I took a taxi from the airport because I got in late at night ($40), but took the metro back and it was $2, totally hassle-free. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was my first interview so I was a little nervous, but everyone was so easy-going and friendly that it went really well. The facilities & hospital are amazing, everything is connected by covered walkways so you never have to go outside. The lecture halls and study areas for 1st & 2nd years are brand new and beautiful. They give you a ton of free food (breakfast & lunch the day of the interview, pizza party the night before - definitely go & talk to students!). Interview day: 7:30am breakfast with students (they didn't really push the student orgs they were supposed to be representing, which I thought was a little suprising), 8am check-in, orientation & financial aid presentation, 1hr break, 10am interview, 12pm lunch with a faculty member (not on the admissions committee, so it was totally relaxed), tour by a 4th year med student (definitely gives you a different perspective than the 1st & 2nd years). An amazing school!" 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?

7+ 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?

12/05/2006

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?

5 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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