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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

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?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed 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)?

"What is your biggest weakness?" Report Response

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

"What do you expect from Georgetown with your 250 thousand dollar investment from a contract perspective?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about yourself - my interviewer preferred a totally closed file interview, so that question took about half the interview." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you expect from Georgetown with your 250 thousand dollar investment from a contract perspective?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Georgetown website, literature, other interviews." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Beautiful campus, DC has tons of resources." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Pretentious, pretty sad medical facilities, melodramatic admissions presentation." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Georgetown's financial problems - their hospital system has had a lot of cutbacks and in my opinion, is not a place I'd want to be." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interview day started with a rousing monologue about Cura Personalis and the Georgetown philosophy by Mrs. Sullivan. In my opinion, it seemed a tad contrived. The financial aid presentation was sobering, as all probably are. The tour was given be a very competent 2nd year student. I was a little disappointed by the facilities - truthfully, they do a lot of liver transplants, but with the large number of hospitals in DC, most tertiary needs are referred on to other hospitals. Consider this as well: Georgetown is somewhat set apart from DC proper, so their patient population is limited, and when students go into DC for rotations, they may compete with Howard and GW students for spots in subspecialties. My interview was completely closed file, and started with ''tell me about yourself'' question. The interview was fine, but like the admissions presentation, I was turned off that my interviewer seemed so intent making sure I knew medical school was going to break me. He also scoffed at my humanities background, and literally said ''medicine isn't philosophy and I don't care what you've accomplished, medical school will be the hardest thing you've ever done.'' I found it pretentious, especially coming from someone who hadn't even read my file. I hate to sound negative, but my interview day made me realize Georgetown isn't for me, which is fine. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

1 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?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

DCA

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Hostelling International DC

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/30/2006

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

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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