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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
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?

25 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?

Closed file

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

"What is one thing you'd like to improve about yourself, and why?" Report Response

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

"How have you changed since high school?" Report Response

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

"(we were talking about pediatrics...and how it could be sad at times...) Do you think your emotional connection with a patient would ever affect your judgment?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think doctors should be allowed to influence the policies and law-makers?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Tell me about a time you failed and what you learned from it...(i knew this question was coming, but I could not come up with a concrete example, so I just answered abstractly)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SND Interview feedback!!! (3 questions were verbatim). GW website & info they provided with interview invitation....MAKE SURE you know about the track program, they love it! Reviewed primary and secondary apps, emphasizing extracurriculars & current activities. CHECK THE WEATHER!" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"hospital, histo & simulation labs all modern and high tech. (no microscopes in histo lab, its all digital). 8 blocks from the White House Very student-focused curriculum (honors/Pass/Fail w/ no curve) The dean and students were very enthusiastic. Interview/whole day was very relaxed Track program sounded cool." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Small campus, only one lecture hall for all classes, full-day curriculum schedules (8-5), it rained, high tuition (ave debt = $188,000)" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would be so tired after flying across the country. The interviews are at the end of the day. You can bring your luggage with you day of, if necessary." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty nice, and definitely has some benefits to location and surrounding area, but its a little claustrophobic if you ask me..." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

$501+

What airport did you use?

BWI

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/17/2009

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

6 out of 10

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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Tell students that the interview will be at the end of the day. " Report Response

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