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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 are you changing careers in the military? (I'm prior service)" Report Response

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

"What is your MCAT/GPA? (they aren't supposed to ask this, but my answer was followed by the interviewer telling me that I would get in, then talking up his specialty - which made me happy)" Report Response

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

"How are you going to support your family while in Med school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How are you going to support your family while in Med school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"How are you going to support your family while in Med school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the USUHS handbook, talked with a bunch of military physicians, shadowed at NNMC Bethesda, meditated. I was prepared." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities are very nice and the students are happy. I like that you rotate through various academic military medical centers. I spent the day before my interview with a friend who is an MS1 and got to see a lot of stuff." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lectures were a bit long at the start of the day, but not too bad. I guess they were helpful for people coming in without any knowledge about the school/Military medicine, but they were boring for me." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

No Response

What are your general comments?

"USUHS is a gem of a school, but people have to be realistic about the commitment. I am prior military, so I have a good idea of what I'm getting into - but people need be cautious about the 7 year commitment and shouldn't pick this school unless they are sure that they want to spend a career in the military and do Military GME (almost 100% of USUHS grads do military residencies). Also, you will travel your 3rd and 4th years, but USUHS is connected to both a large teaching hospital and NIH. There is plenty of research going on. Also, USUHS academic years are longer than other schools and you will be involved in military training." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2009

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

10 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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

7 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?

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It is time for USUHS to move to an electronic secondary format, although I understand why they still use a mail format. Applying to USUHS requires more than other schools." Report Response

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