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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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?

Closed file

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

"Conversational questions about my family." Report Response

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

"Why my major?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This was interview #8" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The city" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everyone seemed depressed (although one of my interviewers was awesome). Inconveniences of the location (congested, limited parking, housing, food options)" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A friend of mine had interviewed at OHSU two years ago and came back with a glowing review of the school, people, city, etc., so I was elated to get my interview invite. However, it ended up being very disappointing and I can't exactly put my finger on the reason. First of all the weather was DARK with SOAKING RAIN and I heard it had been like this for a month straight. Then, everyone I met seemed sedated. I am not sure if it is just the culture there, or if everyone was depressed, or tired, or what the story was. The students there have the most relaxed schedule I have seen so far at any school (classes only from 8am-noon and then loads of free time), so I doubt it was work overload. The other thing was that it seemed really odd was that when classes end at noon, everyone goes their own way, they don't seem to hang out as a class. One of our tour guides was REALLY ODD and kept going on about how everyone in her class is married and she has no friends there and no one talks to her. Other people have posted on this site that the students seem "genuinely happy", but those weren't the people I met and from what I saw, albeit I am just an outside observer, they were probably the least happy of any students I have seen. The general feeling I left with was although there were some perks to OHSU (i.e. Portland) they are negated by the major inconveniences (weather, parking, high tuition, limited housing and lunch options on the hill) and the general oddness of the students (and I am from SF, so I don't mean artsy, I really mean psychological issues-- I don't think it is a coincidence that OHSU was the ONLY secondary that asked if we had ever been diagnosed with a mental illness). " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

PDX

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

7 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?

8 out of 10

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