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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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?

Open file

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

"Why military medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why USU instead of HPSP?" Report Response

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

"How do you feel about taking care of military personnel? (I had emphasized an interest in humanitarian aid as my reason for military medicine in my app)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What field of medicine are you interested in? (I like this question because I'm pretty excited about my field of interest)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions. Very conversational." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read a book about the medical school interview, prepared answers to likely questions, read up on medical ethics, contacted military docs to ask about their experience, prepared a list of my own questions" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"welcoming atmosphere, good community, desire to see students succeed, openness of students and faculty, SIM center was obviously, very cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"lack of communication about student host program" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"which bus to catch from the metro to the school. It's a black 14 seater (van)with a little USU logo on the side! " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Great school, great community, support system, close proximity to the NIH and opportunities for networking, would be a solid learning experience." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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?

BWI

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2008

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

6 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Would have liked to sit in on a class while there. Please more responsiveness about student host pr" Report Response

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