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  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dayton
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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?

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)?

"all of the questions were very conversational, NO tricks, they just want to get to know your personality and learn about some experiences that have shaped your desires." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"n/a very relaxed" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over school's website, my application materials, mock interviews, spent about 2 weeks preparing for this interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything!! This school blew me away!! I really fell in love with WSU. The genuine and sincere student body who have a great sense of camaraderie, the dedicated faculty, the location, affiliated hospitals, emphasis on clinical medicine and primary care (I am currently very interested in Pediatrics), student-community involvement (this is important for me, I have a big service background), strong academics, friendliness of the students and faculty, the brand new med school building (which is beautiful, state-of-the-art, and amazing), the research opportunities, the shadowing opportunities, the philosophy/mission....need I say much more?....all impressed me. They fit you for a white coat! How cool is that! The school really made me feel like they wanted me there. I loved the friendliness and "midwest" personality. The interviewers were great! They were friendly, helpful at answering questions, and really really wanted to get to know me. I felt like they wanted to MEET me more so than at any other school. There were no questions about research or science courses, etc, but rather wanted to see my personality and learn about me as a person and learn about experiences that I am proud of and have shaped me to where I am today/what I want to do with my life. They really facilitated bringing that out during our conversation in the interview (something that is hard to do with some other interviewers). They were very relaxed and conversational. Mine was with a second year student and a PhD (I am pretty sure he is a PhD). The PhD mentioned that he is retired and still helps out with admissions, etc (how great is that!) The student was very nice and said that he LOVED school at WSU. How many med students say that they love medical school? EVERY single person I asked at WSU said the same thing: they love it there! I have never seen that before. If that doesn't attest to this school's abilities, I don't know what does. I flew into campus (because I am an out-of-state applicant) and arrived a day early. I stopped by the campus and was just walking around with a folder in street clothes. FOUR medical students came up to talk with me!!!! I have never had that happen before! One girl in a lecture hall was studying for an upcoming test (and also felt ill) and she spent 20 minutes talking with me about the school. Another girl gave me a mini-tour. They were all incredibly nice, supportive of each other, and sincere. The tour was great. Campus is very pretty. The school is affiliated with many different hospitals with many different patient populations. This is something that appeals to me because my undergrad education has taught me how to treat people of different cultures/how to interact with patients...therefore, I think I would really succeed in this sort of environment. I LOVE the class size! I like going to lectures, meeting professors, and working with my peers in study groups. And having a small class of only 100 students (where EVERYONE knows EVERYONE!) is very important for me! I like the camaraderie and support system that they have (which is similar to my undergrad support system). I LOVE the location. I am doing my undergrad in the midwest and really love the "midwest personality." My cab driver talked with me for 30 minutes about med school application process. The faculty, staff, students were SO nice! I feel like I have a similar personality, so that appealed to me. As an out of state applicant, I am a little worried that my chances are less an in-stater at WSU (which I understand that they have to favor in-staters). But, this school really impressed me today. Just look at all of the positive reviews on studentdoctor (I have never seen this many!) I would be ecstatic to go to WSU and you would too if you visit. Overall, it was my best interview, best interview day experience, and gave me the best impression. If this review can't sell you on the school, go visit! You'll love it!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"n/a" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How great this schools is, how relaxed the interviews are, how friendly everyone is. As another studentdoctor post says this school truly is a "hidden gem." Do everything you can to visit and learn more about this school. You will also fall in love." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"See "what impressed you positively" section. This school is phenomenal!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$501+

What airport did you use?

Dayton

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Fairfield in Fairborn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2008

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I loved the "personal touch" from the admissions staff. They personally call you for interviews. T" Report Response

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