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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"Student: Tell me about yourself, interests and hobbies, what would I do if I could not become a physician or enter medicine? (all very conversational)" Report Response

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

"Faculty: Where are you from? What did I study as an undergrad and grad? What is your thesis topic? What do you see as a problem facing the US healthcare system today? We spoke a bit about the hospital because I work there, but then I basically just listened attentively while he spoke in detail about his feelings on for- vs. not-for-profit healthcare, finance, GW Hospital administrative hierarchy, and corporate history (I think this was one of his interests as a faculty and department chair)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularly...standards slew: tell about self, what you do for fun, problem with US healthcare system, details about my various pursuits." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you could not enter medicine or become a physician, what would you do? (just be honest and throw a couple of interests out there)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my application(s), school website, friends who are students at the school" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"very friendly staff and students, great hospital facility" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the cost of tuition" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"considering i've been a student (undergrad/grad) at the school for some time and live in dc, i just hopped on the metro for two stops. the day started at around 9:45/10 am so it was nice to have the time to relax a bit in the morning and eat a good breakfast. sat through short presentation by admissions coordinator, dean scott, and then took a toor of the facilities and hospital. returned to the library meeting room and ate lunch with some current 1st & 2nd years. then had two ~30 minute interviews (1 student, 1 faculty), followed by a presentation by the financial aid office and student opportunities office. it was a very straight-forward and laid back day. we were out of there by 2pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Stayed at my apartment

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/04/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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