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  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Atlanta
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?

30 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?

Closed file

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

"Who's your favorite jazz pianist?" Report Response

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

"How did your parents react to your decision to practice medicine?" Report Response

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

"What's the area of greatest public concern in your community?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You worked with Habitat for Humanity in college. Explain to me why working for that organization isn't just the same as giving handouts to poor folks." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult. People get stressed about the panel format, but it's really not that bad. They direct questions to you individually, rather than throwing them out for the whole group (which is what I thought they did), so you don't have to worry about striking that happy medium between being assertive and not being dominating." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to people I knew who had interviewed at Emory; reread my AMCAS and secondaries." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Extensive clinical facilities. Working at Grady (the public hospital in downtown Atlanta) gives great clinical skills; Emory students score really well on Step 2 and match really well. The campus is beautiful, and the students seemed nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The curriculum for years 1 and 2 is pretty traditional and possibly too difficult. I know several students at Emory who barely made it through their first two years, not because it was too hard for them, but because the school packs so much stuff in that it becomes psychologically draining. The M1s and 2s that I talked to didn't do much to dispel that impression--they seemed sane, but only barely so. Also, I grew up in Atlanta right down the street from Emory so going there would be tough--I'm ready to move on. Also, to people considering the school: if you're going to be happy in Atlanta, you really need to have a car. There are things to do, but they are geographically really spread out. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much--since it's my neighborhood med school, I already knew a lot about it." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I think the training here is top class if it's what you're looking for. But it's extremely rigorous and appears somewhat inflexible." Report Response

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