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  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Bethesda
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 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 military med? You will for sure be asked this, so know your answer. If you don't know, they will see right through you." Report Response

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

"I didn't really get asked that many questions. It was more a chance for me to ask them about how they like their military career." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"You're obviously very interested in aerospace medicine. What will you do if you don't pass your flight physical and can't become an aerospace doc?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think are the positives and negatives of the Peace Corps vs. the military as institutions?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my app, USUHS website, SDN, and talked to a friend who's currently a 3rd year there" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of everyone and how happy everyone seemed to study/work there. Between interviews, one of the students I ate lunch w/ saw me sitting in the library and came to sit down next to me to talk more about the school. The deans had open-door policies all day, and the admissions staff were great. Also, the chocolate chip muffins @ breakfast were awesome." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Learning that if you choose HPSP over USUHS, you don't get the same preference for military residencies, even though you're both technically considered military applicants. USUHS gets first pick, which is good if you there; not so great if you don't." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"While residency years don't count towards payback, they do count towards retirement. Also, that you're active duty during school and get officer's pay in addition to having tuition waived." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you're serious about a specific field like aerospace medicine or some other branch of military medicine, this is a great place to be. The school fully realizes the enormity of your decision in coming here--it's essentially the next 15 or so years of your life as opposed to 4 at a civilian school. They give you informative answers and don't try to woo you the way that military recruiters do. They are investing in you, and therefore want to choose the right applicants as much as you want to choose the right school for you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

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?

10 out of 10

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