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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?

2 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?

Open file

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

"Tell me about a specific volunteer experience (from my application)" Report Response

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

"What type of medicine do you want to practice? (as in academic ,rural, etc., not what field) " Report Response

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

"Tell me about gene X. (In reference to a research project I had participated in 2 years ago) Definitely know your application! Both interviewers knew the tiniest details from my AMCAS application. " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe a patient you came into contact with in ____ clinical experience" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"One interviewer read a paragraph out of a newspaper article and asked me to comment on it. It was about funding in teaching hospitals vs other hospitals. It caught me off gaurd and I didn't even get to see the title of the article, let alone read it myself. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application, healthcare book, read OHSU SOM website (I had done enough interviews at this point that I didn't need to do much)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"My interviewers. They were extremely friendly. The students were really helpful and we were able to talk to at least 10 of them over lunch. The integrated curriculum sounds great. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing, I was really impressed " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I have spent time at OHSU in the past, but I never realized how great the medical school was. The faculty truly care about the students, there is plenty of opportunity for early patient contact, and the students are easy going. I would love to go to school here. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2004

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