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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"So why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

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

"see most interesting" Report Response

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

"see most difficult" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Physicians today have reported less satisfaction in their profession than a decade ago, why do you think this is? What external factors would you guess are responsible for this?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There are millions of uninsured people in our country, how as a physician would you help them on a personal level? How as a member of the medical community would you help them on a policy level?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, did alot of thinking" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great school, great faculty, beautiful campus" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The average age of the first year class tends to be older, around 26. Being a graduating senior, I was the youngest in the interview group by 3 years. I felt out of place when we met other students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a 6 week required rural clerkship where you actuallly live in a small town of the schools choice, and this town could be 8 hours from portland." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interview was easy, alot of questions about my personality, I felt like he was trying to see if I would have good bedside manner. The second interview was long and arduous. Very interesting and difficult questions about policy and the politics behind the healthcare industry." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/17/2004

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