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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

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)?

"Why did you decide on a career in medicine? Why did you apply to Georgetown?" Report Response

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

"What is one strength you think will help you the most in medical school? What is one weakness that might hurt you?" Report Response

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

"How would you define 'cura personalis' in one sentence?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you do besides study biology?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are some of the problems in our health care in this country? What parts of the proposed reform are good ideas/bad ideas?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. Otherwise, just winging it." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The flexibility of the curriculum. The application of 'cura personalis'. The focus on non-biological factors in the doctoring courses. The responsibility given to fourth-year students. International/service/supplementary/other programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Old, worn-looking facilities. Nobody seemed to have a straight answer on competition vs. cooperation, which I take to mean it was pretty competetive. Required research project (though this may be flexible)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you're taking the Metro, you can ride to the Dupont Circle or Rosslyn stations and catch the GUTS bus to campus for free. Very handy." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really liked this place. They emphasize attitudes and programs that I think are important. Really hope I get in." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

5 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?

Reagan (Dulles = no Metro!)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Inn of Rosslyn

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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?

9 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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Confirmation emails! Also, make sure tour guides who actually know the school well are available." Report Response

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