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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?

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)?

"Why this school and not any other US school?" Report Response

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

"Tell me what experiences led you to want to become a physician?" Report Response

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

"How would you deal with the commitment?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Eh...not really interesting questions..just run of the mill kinda stuff...they really want to know why you want to join the military" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If there's one thing I could tell the Admissions Committee about you, what would it be? (They never straight out asked me why I wanted to become a physician, so I used this question to let them know)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, the briefings in the morning are really helpful..and I would take a glance at your personal statements because they more than likely have read this before interviewing you (both of my interviewers had things highlighted on my statements which they asked me about)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are great! The facilities are very reasonable!And the pay ain't bad..DO THE STUDENT HOST PROGRAM!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that I'd have to be deployed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I think there are about 300mph winds here (jk)..but seriously you're probably just going to have to suck it up. You can leave your coats and whatnot in the admissions office while you tour around (you hardly have to go outside)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The whole interview day does run from about 8:15 to 4. Overall, I would say it was a very positive experience. I really feel conflicted now because there are really high points to coming here and also really low points (like moving around). Let me just say that most likely, they're not going to ship you to Iraq or some other cesspool of violence unless there is a major war going on..otherwise you do have options for where to go (like San Diego,CA and Pensacola, FL) it really comes down to whether or not this place is right for you..I'm also the type that gets really nervous before interviews, but trust me!, it's really not that bad, no surprises" Report Response

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General Info

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