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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

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Have you traveled abroad? Did this experience teach you any lessons about cultural diversity?" Report Response

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

"Often, in science, we start down the wrong path, and an important consideration is recognizing where you've gone wrong and when to start over. Can you think of any times in college when you've had this experience?" Report Response

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

"Do you speak any foreign languages?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See #2, above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed information about WUSTL, reviewed the interviewer's CV, reviewed my application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are beautiful. The people are extremely nice. St. Louis is not ideal, but neither is it a pit. It actually has many diversions and cultural features for those few moments that you might spend away from the books in medical school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interview was actually 80 minutes in length -- we ran 20 minutes over the hour allotted for the interview. However, of those 80 minutes, I may have spent 10 talking and the remainder listening. It was a bit disconcerting, and gave the impression that the interviewer wasn't particularly interested in me, but I hear from friends who have interviewed here that such an experience seems to be isolated." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"They have a program whereby you can stay in their medical student residence hall for a modest fee ($34, I believe). This can save a ton of money in a very expensive process, but I didn't receive notice of this program until two nights before the interview." 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?

4-6 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?

STL

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Parkway Hotel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/28/2008

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?

7 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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