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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

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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?

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)?

"What field do you see yourself practicing in?" Report Response

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

"what attributes/experiences would help you in adjusting to this school, and what would be your biggest challenges about coming to this school" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe something you "failed" at, describe something you are proud of" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(same as the most interesting one)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"scanned over sdn, usuhs website, knew my application/activities WELL. It is open file in the sense that they can see all your activities/app materials, but no grades or mcat" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the facilities, and the simulation center at the walter reed annex facility. I recommend everyone go to that. you will be tired after a long interview day, and it will not impact your standings whatsoever, but I thought their sim center was state of the art and better than most schools I've interviewed at. Might as well go and get your money's worth while you're there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing really. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by the information I found out about military medicine. I had a very different perspective about it before." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"that my hotel shuttle didn't do dropoff's to USUHS and cabs take forever to get there. call for a cab EARLY, or make sure your hotel shuttle (which goes to the NIH and NNMC) doesn't mind taking you to USUHS. you will have to have your car searched but it's really quick and not a big deal. Also, everyone is wearing uniforms, but they are a "relaxed" version of what you probably think of as a military uniform. usually just slacks and a sweater that says army/navy/air force on it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The interviewers were incredibly NICE. I thought it would be harder than a normal MD school just because it is the military but I was completely wrong. they were super nice and relaxed and the admissions office will help you take care of all your paperwork and anything you need to know. overall, I recommend everyone to go on this interview. I was hesitant at first just because I wasnt sure if I wanted to do this military med thing or not (I have gotten other MD interviews) but I am glad I went and learned more, accurate information from the people who actually know the facts. It is a great school and a great offer." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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?

reagan national

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?

American Inn (very close by)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/19/2009

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

7 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?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"online secondary application submission." Report Response

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