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  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington, DC
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10


How long was the interview?

25 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What was the most interesting question?

"What can you tell me that would convince me to admit you to my medical school? (by a graduate/physician) What do you do to relieve stress? (by MS2 student)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you really know what it takes to make it through medical school?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"re-read AMCAS personal statement, read GWU brochure, interview feedback, several health care policy sites" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"DC, obviously, and the area. GWU is in the hub of the city and close to a myriad of attractions, cool neighborhoods, etc. Also, MOST impressed by the emphasis on clinical work from Day One - this was promoted as one of the school's strongpoints, and I agree. Free, professional notetaking service/videotaping and audio taping of EVERY lecture. Absolutely non-competitive environment - students are laid back and the type I'd love to get a beer with." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Like everyone else, the cost. Your in the hole when you get out. PERSONALLY, I didn't find the classrooms that bad - the building is circa 1970 and the room reflects that- but it's not so bad you couldn't learn. Anatomy lab seemed a little outdated, tho. Library not open 24/7." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Students are the #1 asset of this school. This is not a research institution, and personally, I was relieved to discover that. Huge, huge, huge emphasis on clinical approaches to medicine." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think I've spoken enough! If I were independently wealthy, this is a school I'd consider without a second thought. That not being the case, I'll have to consider finances when making a final decision on GwU." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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