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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

4 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 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?

Open file

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

"Nothing original or interesting." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Peter Kohler will be retiring soon." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Across the board, some of the most self-absorbed faculty and students I have met in this process. My interviews were ok, but in my opinion, interviewers seemed ill-prepared and uninterested. As I answered questions for my first interviewer (Devin Gattey) he looked through my AMCAS looking for additional questions the entire time, he interrupted my answers questions to ask additional questions that were completely off topic. I doubt he listened to a single response. My second interviewer alluded to the fact that I didn't have a lot of clinical experience. But shortly after I found a FT clinical job and additional shadowing opportunities and sent in an update letter. I figured that since there was still 1-2 months of evaluating students, that this should be taken into consideration, but the admissions staff said it was too late. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This school has a serious identity conflict... are they public or private? The future of this school is very uncertain (in terms of sources of funding and I wouldn't be surprised at all if tuition goes through even more major hikes)Also, this process gives tremendous advantage to students that interview late.... the admissions office will claim that this is not true, but please, if you interviewed in April 2006 everything you did up until then will be considered if you interviewed in October 2005 you'll be seen (by the AdCom) as having 6-7 months less experience. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school makes me embarassed to be an Oregonian. Maybe the state will just cut the umbilical cord one of these days and just make OHSU stand on their own two feet. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2005

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

1 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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