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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis, MO
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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?

Open file

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

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

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

"Why did you major in economics?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"Tell me about your research. Do you think you would be more interested in research or clinical medicine?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

"None really--see above." Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school's website and viewbook, read this website, read over my application/secondary, read over my research lab notebook, thought of answers to questions that would probably be asked, and talked to current/past students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities--everything, especially the hospital, seemed bright, shiny, and new. The students seem to really love the school, and they give you plenty of opportunities to talk to students. First years have a pizza party with you the night before, second years have breakfast with you the morning of the interview, third years have lunch with you, and fourth years lead the tours. Saint Louis seems like a nice city, but I'm not sure how I feel about the mid-west in general." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was very impressed that they offer you a free one-night stay in their dorms (you get a room all to yourself!). But, the dorm is not impressive. There is a hallway bathroom, the rooms are relatively small, and the temperature is hard to control. Not great living for a year, but when you interview, they provide towels and linens, and there's a sink in the room--so I can't complain too much! " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The school is relatively easy to navigate, especially because they give you a map and explain how to get to all your interviews, so don't worry about that. The tour is pretty long because the campus is HUGE, so make sure you have comfortable shoes." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall a very relaxed day. My interview lasted 80 minutes, and my interviewer was very nice. However, I'm not sure she could hear a single thing I was saying, because she would answer my questions with responses that totally did not match the question I had asked! After a while I just gave up asking questions, but, she was really nice, so hopefully that won't matter. The day started at 8am with a group talk with the dean. Then everyone splits up for their interviews/tours. Lunch at noon was very nice. Lunch is at the same time for everyone interviewing that day, but your interview and tour can be at any time. They split up interviewees into groups, so the tour is with 4 interviewees and one fourth year student." Report Response

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