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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
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?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What is a scape goat (part of a story the interviewer was telling me) He tended to ramble about things and I felt like I didn't get to talk as much as I would have liked." Report Response

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

"Second interview was 30 minutes of me asking questions. Not everyone has a second interview, its random and for some internal check of their system, to make sure 1 interview is adequate. The man was very nice and convinced me how great Wash U is." Report Response

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

"Tell me about experience X" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Musicians are like doctors. Why?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"They were all very straight forward" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Website, spoke to students at the pizza party" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Fantastic facilities, the school has lots of money, great faculty willing to help students, the few students I met at the pizza party were awesome" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Location. St. Louis sucks... that's the primary complaint from all the med students I spoke to as well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would get little time to eat lunch. I had to get my lunch packed because my second interview was scheduled so tightly. You will be eating lunch with just 1 other medical student, MS4, but its not in an interview setting. Its relaxed. Or it might be 2 interviewees with 1 MS4." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love everything about this school other than the location. But, I don't think the location is that big of a deal to make it a deal breaker. I still think this is a fantastic school and I would be honored to go here. The second interviewer really emphasized to me that the curriculum is tailored and customized to each student, rather than making the student mold to the curriculum. This is done through electives starting in the first year. Also there is good international opportunities for research. Other things that are good to know but I found difficult to find on their confusing site: first year P/F, then Honors/HP/P/F. There are multiple student clinic opportunities. Two of the hospitals are really close to the school. Cost of living in the area is very low. Crime in the city is high, but not near the medical school. If you use common sense you should be fine." 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?

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?

Lambert-St. Louis International

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Chase Park Plaza

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/19/2011

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?

3 out of 10

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

4 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

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They were a little disorganized in the morning when we were checking in." Report Response

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