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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?

5 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

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)?

"What have you done to improve your application from last year ( I am a reapplicant and both of my interviewers asked this question.)" Report Response

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

"What is one thing you would change about your past?" Report Response

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

"How do you think you are going to fare at a school that is focused on rural health and primary care if you are planning on being a specialist in a city? (By the way, there seems to be that "rumor" about OHSU, yet many people I have talked to want to go into fields other than primary care...)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How should we maintain a standard of professionalism amongst medical students?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Looking back on your personal experience with medical doctors, what should have your doctors done differently for you?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read AMCAS and secondary info, talked to current students." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I love Portland and the students seem to love Portland as well. The campus is up on a hill and is beautiful. The students are happy. The admin was friendly and helpful. The students state that they feel supported and that they receive good mentorship at the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"As stated before on this site, do the math about the tuition. There was no financial aid talk and very little info given in the admissions packet. All of the info we got was from students (who are still in school and therefore don't know what the weight of their debt truly feels like yet.) There is very little scholarship money available here. I've heard from students that you are often on your own when it comes to financial aid and that the financial aid office is not particularly helpful." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Not much." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Both interviewers had clearly carefully read my whole packet and I felt like they both knew me well. It was a good mix of interviews- one more focused on medicine and the other more focused on the personal." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2006

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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