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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

8 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?

Closed file

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

"What do you think is the biggest national health care problem?" Report Response

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

"In the most stressful time you can remember, that you feel comfortable talking about, how did you deal with the stress?" Report Response

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

"Please name every place you shadowed, who you shadowed, for how long, and what you learned. (I'm paraphrasing but not exaggerating. The person who went after me looked like they had been through hell)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of Oregon's environmental policies regarding salmon? (shit....uh....)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you see as the biggest problem with healthcare in the U.S.? How about internationally?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interviews, several hours." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seem like they have balanced lives." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The faculty seems really self-aware of their US News ranking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a very polarized interview experience. The first interviewer was like facing your parents after you've done something bad (as a child). He tore apart my application asking for specifics on everything. Example: You shadowed at the ER? Which physicians? How long? Name any other physicians you have shadowed and over what time period. You mentioned you ran a few marathons, which ones and what was your time? (are you kidding me?) Not to mention he had this piercing stare, like he was trying to trip me up. It felt more like an interrogation. The second interviewer was the complete opposite. The questions were more along the lines of "so you mentioned you are interested in primary care, but specialist have better continuation of care, don't you think?". Ah...yeah...sure... I'm not going to contradict an expert in the field. The best part was 3/4 of the way through my second interview my interviewer was needed for a procedure to remove a stomach ulcer. We both scrubbed up and were part of the operation. Without a doubt the coolest interview I have ever had." Report Response

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