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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?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"How did you come to choose medicine? (They really pushed for details)" Report Response

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

"Do you have any doctors in your family?" Report Response

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

"What will you do if you don't get in to med school this year?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is a problem that you see with medicine today and what should be done about it?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewed my own file" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Children's hospital is beautiful, students seem happy, required rural clerkship" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Not a lot of opportunities for students to do research, this is really just a primary care school. Lack of people of color. Parking is a complete nightmare." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There were no out of the ordinary questions, only about why I chose the school I chose, why medicine, etc. They both asked me repeatedly what I did in my spare time, I got the feeling they didn't feel like I did enough. (I work full time but am taking this year to have fun and do outdoor stuff before I go to med school). One interviewer hadn't read my file and started off kind of harshly, the other was completely prepared, very warm and relaxed. The day was soooo long, I was completely exhausted by the end, but it's definately my first choice now. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2004

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