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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?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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?

Closed file

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

""Tell me about yourself." The interviews are closed file to the extent that they don't have your GPA or MCAT scores, and only one interviewer had my AMCAS essay. They did have my secondary essay in front of them, however, but I didn't get the impression that they had read it before I walked into the room." Report Response

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

"Why medicine? Why military?" Report Response

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

" Why USUHS vs. HPSP?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was your greatest failure?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you got to med school for the first year and it was way too easy for you? (haha right....)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to some current students, read material on the website, read SDN forums, did a lot of research on the state of military medicine and health care." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Very laid back interviews. The faculty and administration were very open and friendly...I just walked into the commandant's office and chatted for a half hour. Students giving the tours were honest and open but genuinely seemed to like their school. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The construction in and around the school was a bit annoying." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Relax! Just because it's the military doesn't mean it's uptight. :)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Best medical school no one's ever heard of. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/01/2009

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 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?

4 out of 10

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