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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"How does your family feel about you joining the military?" Report Response

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

"How would you deal with a superior telling you to do something that you do not agree with morally or ethically?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like about military medicine?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I was given a combat scenerio where a soldier is wounded, and may need to go back into the battlefield within a few days. What do you do?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I read this website, the school's website, and my AMCAS application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are very happy there. The students have no costs and only $20K of their $35K is taxable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facility is older." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I should have studied the maps the school sent us better. You have to get onto the Naval Base to get to the school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were about forty of us interviewing. The day started about 7:30 a.m., so get up early and arrive early. The parking is in the basement of the school and the admissions office is on the first floor. The day starts out with briefings, which were great. Military medicine is described and we are informed that it is not for everyone. We were given a tour of the school, which is older, but has everything you need. Students are required to wear their dressy uniform or their combat uniform (most prefer to wear the combat uniform). The students are very happy here. 1 in 3 students is married. The student body is diverse. There is a lot of traffic in the D.C. area, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to arrive at the school. Regarding the interviews: my first interviewer asked a lot of questions about military medicine, while my second interviewer focused more on finding out who I am as an individual. Be prepared for questions about the military." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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