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  • Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Portland
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

3

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"What do you do for fun? (all 3 asked me this question)" Report Response

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

"Describe how you came to decide on medicine?" Report Response

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

"Describe a typical week 15 years down the road, and how you will be utilizing both degrees." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you deal with people in difficult situations? (this question stems from my having worked at a homeless shelter)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to pick up an MPH degree? The interviewer pressed me pretty hard to justify myself on this one, and I know another MD/MPH interviewee felt hard-pressed too. See #3 on the questions below." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"OHSU website, SDN, kept up on politics & health care news." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the curriculum, an integrated MD/MPH dual degree program, Portland, the students, the faculty I interviewed with. There seems to be a strong emphasis on serving the underserved at OHSU." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"OHSU is not affiliated with a major university, the weather in Portland" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Do bring a book or something to do for in between interviews." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"OHSU seems like a terrific community. The students seemed laid back, but also hard-working when necessary, and interested in making a positive difference. The curriculum is well-known for its innovation. Portland is a wonderful city, with good public transportation. The MD/MPH program only offers an Epi/Biostats track, but they seem very serious about it, and definitely sold me on the value of that track." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/22/2004

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