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  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Dayton
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?

9 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about your life, specifically, the events that shaped your desire to pursue medicine." Report Response

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

"What was the proudest moment of your life?" Report Response

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

"Went through entire file, and asked me to elaborate on each experience." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe your mother and father in one word. Do you exemplify these characteristics? How? What was the greatest lesson learned / characteristic observed of a physician during all of your shadowing experiences? (follow up) - How do you exemplify these characteristics now, that will translate to your future as a physician? You got a C+ in general biology... what happened? ....wasn't expecting this one as they don't have a track record of discussing your transcript, but it wasn't that bad at all... I was prepared just in case :)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing really. It was very relaxed and conversational. No curveballs whatsoever." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Wright St. website, talked with friends at the school, reviewed my ps and amcas, read healthcare reform (didn't come up), and didn't stress over ethical scenarios (heard they don't ask these questions, and it turned out to be true!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New medical facility with tons of places to study and brand new computers, awesome students throughout the whole day (tour guides, at lunch, and interviewer), very friendly faculty and staff who kept reminding us to just RELAX, every test being geared towards the boards (the interface, timing of questions, format and nature of questions), highest board score in Ohio last year according to my student interviewer, tons of service opportunities, the school fosters collaboration among students in many ways -- apparently this is where PBL originated, the ultimate tease of being fitted for a white coat!, spaghetti and macademia cookies for lunch, yeah... I loved this place :)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The workout facilities are mediocre at best. No insight as to what the clinical sites are like, because there's no university affiliated hospital on campus... which also means you have to drive out to these places during 3rd and 4th year for clerkships. That's really it though, both pretty minor negatives on a day filled with positives. This is not the city life, if that's what you're into or looking for. It's a community atmosphere... the place seems to attract outgoing students who are laid back in general and buy into the school's premium on teamwork. So while the night life may be lacking a little bit, my philosophy is that the people make the experience, not the location, so still a positive. Having said that, Dayton is still only a short 5 - 10 min drive away, so you could always go there for a bigger scene." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much fun I was going to have!!! This was my first interview, and naturally I was a little nervous. My advice to you: please don't be! Wright St. seemed only to be interested in getting to know you as a person, student, friend, family member, and future physician. They had no desire to trip you up with difficult questions or ethical scenarios and seeing how you work under pressure. Be confident, stand tall, and put on your best smile. It was truly a fun day and enjoyable first interview experience!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"They get back to you via snail mail to your permanent address within 4 weeks. Good luck! :)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/03/2009

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 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

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None, they were very friendly and helpful!" Report Response

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