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

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"what are some problems that arise when biologists and statiticians work together" Report Response

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

"what is wallerian degredation" Report Response

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

"will you work in my lab?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"can a man call himself a feminist? (md interview - my history deg conentrates in gender and intl human rights). " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing - just relax" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read research. not much else." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the amount of money the school has - damn. the administrators are the best in the country hands down. they will do anything for you it seems. the program is all about md/phd's, there is a large cohort so you wil have plenty of friends in it with you. its a great place." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"st.louis wasn't bad at all - but if there is any drawback i suppose its there. the med school is in a great location, and you stipend goes reeeal far." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"everything is on the house. everything." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"ok - this is the place with the dreaded panel interview. its relaly not bad at all and i had a lot of fun with it. the key is leading the discussion with confidence, and never ever BSing them. they open with why md/phd - most people start with a chronological story, but i recommend (and brian does as well) that you start with the research you know best cause thats what they will be asking questions about. its a free form 20 minutes, so be prepared for anything. they are super super friendly and they smile and everything so don't worry too much. the faculty interviews are a breeze, and from what i understand they don't count too much. but they matter, and they are great experiences to talk to peopel you could be potentially doign your thesis with. the md interview was easy in comparison to everything else. low stress place (my experience at least) and they were all about recruiting. " Report Response

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