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  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Atlanta, GA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?

In a group

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

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

"tell me about your family (in both the one-on-one and group interview)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"why medicine, why emory?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"mostly questions about my personal statement and how what i wrote relates to my desired role in medicine. " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Based on your interests and professional goals, why do you think pursuing a medical degree would be useful? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"see above, though it wasn't that hard :)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I was actually very lucky. On the interview day the group is split in two. Half go on a tour for the first hafl of the day and interview in the afternoon, the other half does the opposite. I went on my tour first and had the chance to learn all about the school, what it has to offer, and ask all of my questions. This prepared me very well for how I formulated my responses and how I geared my experiences toward the goals of emory medical school. The night before I read my AMCAS and secondary and did a lot of research on the different programs at emory, their research, and different educational opportunities. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is really beautiful and the facilities are new and state of the art. The students seemed really laid back (my interview day was actually the day of the first year's joint exam but they all still came out to talk to us and say hello. they were all in pajama's but seemed pretty relaxed considering they were in the middle of an 8-hour exam!) Also, something really important to me, the medical school is fully integrated into the rest of the undergraduate and graduate campus. so you don't have to see brainy med students all day you can drift into a generalized academic community. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the school is pretty far from the center of the city. i was expecting to be right in the middle of atlanta. in retrospect though, its probably better that the surrounding community is centered around emory - less distractions that way. everyone says you'll need a car if you go there, which may be a problem for me. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"there were many a pleasant surprise during my visit to emory but nothing i felt i needed to know before. i fell in love with the hospitals there. grady seems absolutely amazing, and for a county hospital it is so refreshing to know that you can be confident in the clinical care that is being received there and the dedication of its physicians. this is really inspiring, coming from la, where going to la county can almost mean a death sentence. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"the inteview day starts at the admissions office. you're given name tags and a viewbook and have a few minutes to sit and meet the other interviewees. then you are broken up into two groups, one of which goes on a tour first and interviews in the afternoon. the other does the reverse. just like everyone says, the tour is long. you eat lunch in the middle; you're given $6 at grady cafeteria, which doesn't go a long way if you get bottled drinks. make sure you have a buck or two handy. throughout the day you're constantly going back to the admissions office where you are picked up for both your group and one-on-one interviews. the group interview is really fun but a tip: be sure to hold your confidence even if you're grouped with a super-star overachiever like i was. the third person in my group totally got psyched out and stopped trying to sell himself. i hope he got in but i'm not sure. overall its a really really fun day. i found out i was accepted 11 days later and i have a feeling that's where i'll be next year. after the interview, emory became my first choice. i hope you all love it as much as i did! " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Westin Atlanta North

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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