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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 sort of clinical experience do you have?" Report Response

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

"Why not social anthropology or health policy, instead? Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why do you think health is a basic right?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you allocate health care resources according to global need?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Imagine yourself 10 years from now. You're practicing medicine. Tell me, exactly, what you're doing. [Searching for a clinical description.]" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, AMCAS application, MSAR info, OHSU website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Portland's Trimet system, my interviewers, the growing emphasis of the school on global health, relatively short in-class time" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"N/A" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That we would be given a campus map and left to our own devices in locating our interview sites. Not a real problem, overall, though, since the campus is quite compact." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"First interview was pretty standard, related to my AMCAS experiences. I was given a lot of time in the beginning to ask questions, as well. Second interview was an engaging debate on my stance on health as a human right and my motivation for medicine (versus academia). It was intellectually challenging, but exciting. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

PDX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Portland Northwest Hostel

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/05/2006

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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