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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?

3 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about your life (both interviewers asked this)." Report Response

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

"What do you like to do in your spare time, away from work? -and then follow-up questions about every answer." Report Response

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

"Convince me that Dr. X (one whom I'd shadowed) is a doctor that I would want to use - describe what characteristics make up a good doctor." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think will be your biggest challenge in ten years (assuming you get into medical school and are a practicing physician)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too hard, mostly asked about my life so far and how the things that I had done (work, volunteering, shadowing) had affected my decision to go into medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read over my research, read about current events (didn't wind up really needing to do this)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students that we had lunch with were very enthusiastic about attending OHSU and had only good things to say about it, aside from the parking" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lots of downtime between interviews. Interviews are scattered throughout the day. You could have one at 9 and another at 4pm, or both one after the other." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That one of the doctors I work with daily knows both of my interviewers...I should have dropped his name!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviewers were friendly and nonconfrontational. The interviews were pretty laid-back and conversational - nothing to worry about." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/18/2006

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?

10 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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