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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"How do you balance family with medical career? " Report Response

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

"How do you do approach/teach people of other beliefs?" Report Response

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

"Why OHSU? Why Medicine? What clinical experience? etc..." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is it you teach missionaries? (follow up question about my teaching spanish in a missionary training center)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do as a missionary if you tried to teach someone and they said they were already satisfied with their religion and were happy where they were?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Mock interview, studied questions from SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"All of the students on our tour were female. Not that having females was bad but I had a difficult time relating with them. None of them seemed extremely excited and they seemed stressed." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"One of the interviewers is an actual member of the admissions committee and will represent you before the committee the other simply gives a summary of his interview and your interview with him is basically ineffectual. They very strongly favor students who have already graduated and have been working in a clinical setting for a year. So if you haven't been doing that you had better compensate in some other way!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewer seemed to have some negative experience with members of my religion because much of the interview focused on my religion. He asked alot of questions that seemed to indicate that because of my religion he might view me as intolerant of other's beliefs (which couldn't be further from the truth). My other interviewer just wanted to match a face with the application and we just chatted about his and I's research for most of the time. (They were both on similar topics) he seemed to already have his opinion formed about me and felt that while I have had alot of shadowing/volunteer experience in a clinical setting that I was less qualified than many of the applicants who have already graduated and have been working in clinical setting for a year. This wasn't an issue at any of the other schools so I don't know why it would have been here." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 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?

Train or subway

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/13/2006

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

8 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?

10 out of 10

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