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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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)?

"Just so everyone knows... there is a standard form with about 6 or 7 questions that they ask EVERYONE. So I'm going to try and put them all down here from what I can remember, for your edification...." Report Response

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

"1) Why medicine? 2) How to fix the health care system? 3) Research experiences? 4) Clinical experiences? 5) Why Georgetown? (HINT: The right answer includes cura personalis) 6) What traits does a good doctor have? 7) What do you do for fun? 8) Anything else you'd like the ad com to know (not in your file)?" Report Response

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

"See above" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What books have you read lately?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you think you need XYZ?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Georgetown prospectus, read my application" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Lots of good residency matches, strong clinical training, emphasis on cultural competency and holistic medicine" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"SMPs are in all your first year classes, grades, lotsa debt. The tour was bad... the students giving the tour had an exam immediately afterwards and wanted to get moving (understandably) so we didn't get to tour the medical center." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much sitting I'd be doing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, a pretty relaxed day, except for the fact you spend most of the day sitting in a fishbowl in the foyer of the medical center. Kind of awkward." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

IAD

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

4 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Holiday Inn

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2008

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

7 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Provide students with personalized schedules for the day. It reduces anxiety." Report Response

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