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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

35 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?

Open file

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

"Why didnt you take biochemistry?" Report Response

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

"Why didnt you do better on the MCAT" Report Response

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

"What qualities make a good physician? Do you really think that last characteristic is important? So thats all you need to be a good physician?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None were interesting" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my application, reviewed the health care problem" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were friendly and helpful. The student interviewer was very nice" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facultywas pretentious and the intensity of the faculty interview made you feel like you were interviewing at an Ivy Leauge school instead of a post bacc program. The faccilities were also old, and the advisors made it clear that racism was alive and well on Georgetown's campus" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Before the interview Georgetown was one of my top three choices for med school. I shouldnt have wated the plane fare or the energy" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was interviewing for a postbacc program called the GEMS program. It is geared towards improving your academic record so that you can become a more compettitive applicant. So obviosly any applicant to this program would not have the best grades and scores. I am sure that my file was somewhat decent considering the fact that I was accepted to two medical schools after this interview. But the dean of the program seemed to hate me off the bat. She was dry and terse with all of her responses and found a problem with every single one of my answers. She smirked to herself while I was responding and frequently cut me off. Two other students that interviewed with her that same day also experienced her rudeness." Report Response

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