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Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1891
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Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
Allopathic Medical School
St. Louis
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 230 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $68,480
  • Non - Resident Tuition $67,480
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 519
  • AVG GPA 3.9
  • LIZZYM Score 75.7
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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • Campus Box 8107
  • 660 S. Euclid Ave
  • St. Louis 63110
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Medicine has a rich, 115-year history of success in research, education and patient care. It pioneered bedside teaching and led in the transformation of empirical knowledge into scientific medicine. From the earliest days, there has been an understanding that ?investigation and practice are one in spirit, method and object.

Curriculum

Washington University School of Medicine recognizes that each student learns differently. For that reason, our curriculum incorporates many teaching approaches, including traditional lectures and laboratory, small-group interaction, self-directed learning, and of course, broad clinical training at the bedside. Faculty guide students in finding the learning styles that work best for them as individuals. Together, students and faculty continually refine the curriculum to ensure that it remains modern and effective. Pass-fail grading in the first year levels the playing field for students from diverse backgrounds and majors. Issues of medical humanities and ethics are integrated throughout the four years of study.

Facilities

There are numerous clinical sites available to our students. Within the immediate medical center Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Children`s Hospital have a total capacity of about 1,620 beds. Both of these hospitals are heavily involved in care of the medically indigent in the St. Louis community. A new major ambulatory care center has been constructed and provides outpatient care for more than 100,000 people annually. Students also rotate through hospitals in the community including Christian Hospitals Northeast and Northwest, Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children. There are also numerous smaller hospitals that are part of the BJC Healthcare System that stretches from central Illinois through St. Louis and into southwest Missouri. These sites are being incorporated into the elective rotation sites. Other clinical settings include rural Missouri and Iowa with primary care preceptors. A large percentage of our students do rotations at other institutions both inside and outside the United States.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 194
Negatively 8
No change 25

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.59 222

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.42 153

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Not much. Everything is very impressive." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have one standardized one for update letters, LOI, etc. There is an upload option in the portal, but on my interview day, one of the committee chairs also said to send it to the admissions email. Then people on this forum have also said email to the dean is the most effective way. What is truth lol" More from this Member | Report Response

"The information in the packet we were given is very useful, but would be less cumbersome if given digitally." More from this Member | Report Response

"Snail-mailed informational brochures aren't necessary." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. Everything was awesome." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were a little disorganized in the morning when we were checking in." More from this Member | Report Response

"Just keep being as welcoming as you were when I was there!" More from this Member | Report Response

"retake photo ID if it looks horrible! (single interview did not impress me because the entire s" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually don't remember the admissions office people, just the interviewers. Be more memorable." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Overall a very pleasant day. I was able to see a mix of everything." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have a vegetarian lunch!!" More from this Member | Report Response

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

"They do not have pre-planned questions for interviewers. Some interviewers like to ask ethical questions: If you saw an attending mistreating a patient with a disability, will you, a lowly medical student, do anything?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your self. What do you like me to know?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""The more you tell me about yourself, the less questions I have to ask you. So, tell me about your life and how and why you're here now."" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you up to these days?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where did you hear about WashU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"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." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you become interested in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X activity on your AMCAS application." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the current health care reform? (The question was pretty broad. I was just asked about my opinion and we didn't go in to too much detail)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you always wanted to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interviewer #1: What haven't you done? How is your (basic science) research relevant to medicine? Why did you apply to WUSTL? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do u see yourself in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I couldn't imagine how an interview could be less stressful. Both interviewers were genuinely interested in what I had to say and made me feel completely relaxed as soon as I stepped into their offices. I wasn't even asked why medicine or why washu (a question I was dreading to answer since washu is pretty traditional). We really just talked about interesting things that would pop up in the conversation, or things they found interesting from my file (they really read it carefully beforehand). However they did ask me in depth questions about my research. Overall the best interview experience I have had so far." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What have you been doing since graduation? We then went into a very in depth conversation about my current work." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research at each lab you've worked in (had to go down to extreme detail, so know your stuff!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lot's of questions about academic background and activities." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Mostly conversational. Things on my AMCAS application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can you explain how you got your last name to me? It doesn't sound very African and I'll have to explain it to the admissions committee." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why St. Louis? What are your hobbies? Research?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you traveled abroad? Did this experience teach you any lessons about cultural diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are your thoughts on McCain/Obama health care policies?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About me, my research, my interests. Didn't ask me at all about medicine. Really relaxed." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of St. Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about what you did after high school. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about x experience" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell us more about (your app experince)..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me your life story. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about growing up in [the country where I grew up] and how you ended up in [my undergraduate school]" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The very first question I was asked was, ''What brings you to WashU?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"i thought i wrote about this alread..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I saw you read such-and-such book that you talk about in your essay, tell me more about it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about [insert AMCAS experience]." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Any siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Case study referenced earlier." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See questions above..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like to do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you take a Buddhism class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(1) Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"''What about your clinical volunteer experiences negatively surprised you about medicine?''" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What has been a very hard decision for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about X from AMCAS (literally almost the entire interview was me talking about each and every one of my AMCAS experiences!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about x, y & z experience (from AMCAS)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your parents." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergrad school >? (Some no name public school)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why wash u (even the students that go there told me to be prepared for this), why medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about this activity/award/research/experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your passion to become a Physician Do you have any interests outside of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe research experiments." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the last book you've read?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about X " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Was your dad being a dr a positive, negative, or neutral influence on your entering medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Problems in health care and how to address them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is your crowning achievement so far?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you vegetarian?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about _______ experience (for all my research and extracurriculars)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about universal healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you feel about all the vulgarity on television?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the process of how you decided to become a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(My interviewer had thoroughly looked over my application--he had four pages of handwritten notes/questions to ask me.) "When did you come to the United States?" (Apparently, WashU is big on diversity and not afraid to show it. My interviewer said that many of the applicants/students were born in another country and immigrated to the US.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your parents" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your downtime? (I read.)...So what are the last three books you read and enjoyed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself. about your typical day." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do outside of school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how did you decide to pursue medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about yourself (life history basically)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why Wash U?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why WashU?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you come to Washington University as an undergraduate?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe __________ experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your undergraduate classes" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do in your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Describe the experience that first sparked your interest in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about experience A." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you look at ________ in your project...what do you hope to accomplish (from my research)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you plan on doing with your musicianship while in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Defend both sides of the stem cell research argument." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"From your application, and the way that you present yourself, it seems that you are pretty competitive. Would you agree with such a comment?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about how you decided to become a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What other schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about how you got interested in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your research, x/c's, etc. nothing that's not been asked before - and most were drawn from my file. that was a plus, that my interviewer had obviously read my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your high school? College?(why did you go there)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, do you have any questions about Wash U?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, what have you been up to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the rest of the questions were typical. why do you want to go into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What got you interested in community service?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What questions do you have for me?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you views on when life beings?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you know about healthcare trends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you want to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above - also, are you from a huggy kissy family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what is the role of the doctor in the community?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which community related activities would you be interested in (Med)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why medicine? What specialties interest you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"have you had any long-term relationships with a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Clinical experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some of your concerns about healthcare issues?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The above and, Trace your past experiences and let me know how they led to medicine (standard question)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most about specific experiences during my undergrad" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Normal questions. Don't worry... just look over your AMCAS app and supp. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"is anyone in your family in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Biographical questions like, Do you have any siblings and what are they doing? What do your parents do?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"name your biggest strength and weakness." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"You are 60 and looking back at your career. What have you accomplished?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about xyz extracurriculars." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you choose your undergraduate institution/major? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which extracurricular activities do you think you would be interested in participating in if you come here? (Really look at their website)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you write your AMCAS personal statement?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the Medicare bill?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Related to my medical school app." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing... very conversational, all based on my AMCAS app." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All the questions were based on information from my file." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if only I had been asked specific questions!" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you relax?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who is your favorite greek philosopher?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you been to St. Louis before? Why Wash U?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about this project you did in your humanities class." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"see above for my 2 big questions; everything else was really just minor" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What leadership roles have you had, and what have you learned from them?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me why you think medicine is for you." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"application stuff" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any close friends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"elaboration/informal discussion of life experiences in application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very conversational interview, most questions specific to my app." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very few typical questions were asked. The only one I remember being a prepared question was "where do you see yourself in 10 years?" It was essentially an hour long informal conversation." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes you think that you would make a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research-- know it well!!! " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research, why did you choose that lab?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What can you contribute to our entering class?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"This really wouldn't help as every question was directly off of my application. It was just pleasant and conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"are you close with your mother/father/brothers and sisters and what do they do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my thesis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself and how you became interested in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Talk about your mentor/tutoring experience." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why MD/PhD" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what are some problems that arise when biologists and statiticians work together" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"See Above" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About 2 courses on my transcript." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you learn about Wash U?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Typical questions about my application" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite song?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any reservation about going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is an aspect of the world or culture you would like to change?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too unusual" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are you looking for in a med school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Musicians are like doctors. Why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my family. He seemed to find a kindred spirit in my mom. It was nice talking about her." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you couldn't be a doctor, what would you be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you compare the health care system in the country you lived as compared to the US. ( This came up because I spent some time in another country)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Isn't frisbee the perfect sport for dogs?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So how did you decide that psychology was not your calling? (I mentioned that I tried out a lot of fields before medicine)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Which hero/superhero do you like the most?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you like science fiction? (we were talking about relativity, black holes, and time warps)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do u see yourself in medicine (cuz i never thot of it)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you proud of yourself? How would you change the washu curriculum (this popped up only because we were talking about the subject)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Of all the schools you've gotten in to, which is your top choice? (this one surprised me)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from your doctor shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Got into a discussion about a subject that the interviewer and I are both passionate about." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing in particular. There weren't many actual questions it is more conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Life/work balance" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"When you moved away for college did you have an emotional struggle with a relationship break-up? (not without context--his daughter suffered from some sort of depression because of that situation....but it was still a little odd)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why are you interested in coming to WashU for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about your research project, and how it relates to medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing that stood out, it was just all very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think the culture in St. Louis compares to that in other places you've lived?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How have your experiences validated your choice of medicine as a career?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing was that interesting...." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting. We mostly just talked." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you do if you couldn't do medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My entire interview was kind of random actually. We started off discussing ancient Greek history..." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting, just run of the mill questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What kind of music do you enjoy?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has your school contributed to its surrounding community?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What did you learn from your ER volunteer experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you recommend we do to change the shortage of doctors in underserved areas?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"(1) Who would you rather vote for this candidate or this candidate (2) Why do you think youth these days aren't into political protest" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you could change anything about your hometown, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What accomplishment are you most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the recent hospital consolidations proposed in NYC (where I live)?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the political situation in Mexico today (I wrote about being a 1st generation American in my personal statement)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any reservations about coming to St. Louis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what do you mean by cultural competency? why is this important? why should I bother?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the difference between the health care system in your country and in the US and how would you change both." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None, they all were killer questions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Something like: do you think your ethics/morals or your patients' wishes are more important?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your favorite poem and why? (Interviewer's daughter is an English professor and he saw that I'm currently in a poetry class)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your hometown." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you choose to go to NYU's Summer Program? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Normal stuff." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about your research. (I like to talk about my research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing specific" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did [experience mentioned in AMCAS essay] affect your ability to do your work and all of your activities? (This was a good q for me b/c it's something I specifically wanted to address to prove it wasn't a weakness.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"this is your time to really let them know what you're about, so make sure you can articulate your application well. that can be difficult if you are caught off-guard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What to do about health care disparities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Some people wonder if its worth saving premature babies who won't have a very good quality of life--do you have an opinion on this? (or something to that effect)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"He asked my about politics and vegetarianism." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Most of the questions were tailored to my AMCAS application...I don't think many were generally applicable" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Whether a well known personality is still alive. Caught me completely off guard." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did reading the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe compare now as an adult to when you read it as a child?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the theory that says the language that uses clicks in central africa was the predecessor of all modern languages?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me about your family" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you popular/do you have many friends?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"If you were selected to choose three items for a time capsule to be opened in 500 years, what would you pick?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Martini? (after I said no thanks to coffee and tea)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you read Harry Potter?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"tell me what do you think people's impression of your home as separate island entities vary from your own impression." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you like about Southern Literature?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of the current administration" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too interesting, just general "tell me about yourself" kind of stuff. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think are the major issues surrounding physician-assisted suicide?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me more about medical anthropology." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss the pros and cons of physician assisted suicide." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Follow-up question to discussion of a class I took: Some say that Locke's writings were based on Plato's, what do you think? Who would you say would most likely agree with Plato-- Hobbes or Locke?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think English classes will help you in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing that interesting, just went down my list of ECs and had me explain each." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you think the learning of languages is linked to the learning of music theory? (Question was asked as a follow-up to my response regarding my language studies.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Very general interview" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about my research" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you want to stop playing music in a band?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tons of ethics and health policy questions regarding California, my home state." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""I didn't get to read your file, so where are you from?"(I mean do I really want this guy to present me to the admissions committee. He came in 45 minutes late too)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about the economics / politics of the places you've lived in." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What classes did you seem to have the most trouble in college and why?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing extraordinary" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"After your college experience, what would you look back and say you wish you could have done?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Would you like to grab some cookies from our holiday party before you leave?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"It was actually not a question - it was "I wasn't good at physics, either!" How do you respond to that? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Can't remember the exact wording, but something about race relations in Mississippi (my home state)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I really couldn't understand my interviewers' questions. I thought they were asking questions, but then they seemed to turn into lectures, or self-guided commentary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing super interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What makes a good medical student and what qualities do you have that would make you a good student next year." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you know the origin of the word "migraine"? (I have them...)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So he started by asking me what questions I had for him and this is why my interview was so short." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my views on when life begins (related to thesis research)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions regarding my research. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer didn't really ask any questions. It was really laid back, and we just chatted about random stuff for over half an hour." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"My interviewer asked me a total of three questions, all listed below. I was the one asking questions. " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"if you were in an interview and the interviewer had something in his or her teeth and you thought you were going to crack up would you tell her/him about it?>" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

""Would you write me a sentence in Cherokee?" (I had taken 3 semesters)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How would you handle someone else's pain?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Is there anything about your application that you'd like to clarify? (likely bc of my below avg GPA)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your research experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"About my research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interviewer asked me a bunch of physics questions because he was trying to help his son with his homework. (I was an engineering major and have taught physics.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I think he talked about things that had to do with my ethnic background. Not personally, just general stuff. That was interesting." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"why do you think the US is so hated around the world? and then ... so what do you think? (this sortof arose out of a discussion we were having)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"standard questions" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"nothing too out of the ordinary to report" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why did you apply to two schools? You should have applied to more! (I know, but I hold a teaching appointment and a research appointment at the university!)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"So, you have lived outside the U.S. How was that?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"No particularly interesting questions. The interview was conversational for the most part." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The questions were basic questions; nothing was out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"There are a lot of applicants who take a year off before medical school. Do you think this indicates a lack of motivation? Do you think it might even be selfish? (I am taking a year off.)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you have any regrets about your undergrad experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What are some drawbacks that you see in a career in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What books have you read recently?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did your hometown get it's name?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think of Kofi Anang? (Don't worry, I have relevant UN stuff, and it evolved out of another question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"the most difficult one" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What do you think about the Medicare bill? (i have relevant things on my application; I expected this question)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Questions about whether a doctors religous views should override his duties as a doctor. e.g. abortion" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you react to adversity?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Interview was purely conversation and based on my background and application. My interviewer had actually gone through my app and taken a page worth of hand-written notes on me, so he knew me particularly well and tailored the interview around me so it was very laid back." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"The interview had read my file and annotated it! I would suggest that you definitely review every piece of info you sent in to them to refresh your own memory. There were mostly questions about my childhood (I wrote about it in my secondary)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what were your mcat scores again? and your gpa? (shouldn't this be in my file?)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Do you hold a grudge against your dad (he's a doctor) for his long working hours...do you feel he hasn't been there for you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have bicyle tires improved as much as car tires have in terms of avoiding flats?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"All pertained to my research." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you seen "Kill Bill?" (We had been talking about my thesis, which was on film)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What's your recipe for lamb?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is fencing?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Where have you been scuba diving?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What would you say if you wanted to sell your undergraduate school to a prospective student? What do you like least about your school?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was the hardest thing about being a resident advisor?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Honestly, the 2 hardest questions she asked was: 1.) why are you applying to med school and 2.) what did you do in college? Really straight-forward." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you handle stress as it relates to seeing other people in pain? " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the best movie you've seen lately" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What haven't we talked about that we need to?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever failed?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How do you think the low ratio of females to males (1:8) has affected your social interaction?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"He literally flipped through my file, and just asked about stuff as he saw it." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How did you find Japanese people to be? (I lived inJapan for a year)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"interview was based on life experiences in application, and sharing/comparison of those experiences with that of the interviewer." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Have you ever been iceboating? (related to the fact that I'm from Minnesota)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Who do you think should be responsible for the regulation of the use of the knowledge gained from stem cell research, genetic engineering . . . (Came out of a conversation we were having)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Are you aware of the positive and negative ways in which health care had changed in the past twenty years?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why I thought marine organisms hold the most potential for cancer treatments (part of my research...don't worry)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Tell me about Spain (study abroad)." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why is medicine more of a business in Asian countries than in the United States? (Don't worry -- This came out of a discussion we were having... I brought up the topic due to background)" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why shouldn't North Korea have nuclear weapons?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"what I thought the patients (at a particular hospital where I had volunteered) wanted from me, what were they looking for" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Discuss how your time in London affected your perspective on different types of medical systems." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Lots of questions about my thesis?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"None really--pretty straightforward questions." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Why do you think there is a disparity in health care amongst blacks and other minorities?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Nothing interesting--the interviewer basically dissected my AMCAS and supplementary, point by point." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"Arcane research questions...can't remember the details. I think I did ok in the group interview." More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"can a man call himself a feminist? (md interview - my history deg conentrates in gender and intl human rights). " More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What was your most excellent experience?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"how have parents affected your decision to pursue medicine" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"How has September 11th affected you and your generation?" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"I was asked about my views on patients with Alzheimer's but this was related to my personal statement" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"General questions about my hobbies, interests, and jobs" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

"What in the medical news was interesting" More from this Member | Report Response | I was asked this question too

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What do you like most?

"Administration is very supportive, friendly, and truly cares about students. There are endless opportunities for extracurriculars and research, great classmates who are collaborative, and there's access to huge variety of patients and disease pathology. The school has a lot of funding and is generous with student clubs, students match into great residency programs, and there's a good amount of stuff to do in St. Louis. Faculty and administration treat students like professionals and value their opinions." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"Cold weather in the winter means you'll have to deal with snow a couple weeks per year, not everyone gets free-tuition (I think half the new incoming classes?), easy to feel mediocre when surrounded by such accomplished classmates." | Report Response

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