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  • Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • St. Louis
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

50 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"''What about your clinical volunteer experiences negatively surprised you about medicine?''" Report Response

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

"''Tell me about your family... your parents, your grandparents.'' " Report Response

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

"Lots of questions directly relating to what you indicated on your application. Both of my interviewers thorougly read my application and knew a LOT about me long before I walked into the interview room. ''So tell me about this book you read...'' (That was my personal statement topic)" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could change anything about your hometown, what would it be?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What about your personality would make you a good physician?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread both applications to remember what I said; practiced speaking before going to bed; thought about answers to tough interview questions commonly asked at med school interviews (do research on the Internet to learn what they are)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Omg. Before I came I thought of this school as a practice interview; I was even thinking of just withdrawing because I was so sure I wouldn't attend. Now it's one of my top hopefuls. Everything about my visit impressed me. The generosity, warmth, and pride of both the students and faculty; the facilities; the fact that the medical school/center is like a world within itself; and the fact that the student body is by far the most diverse I've seen so far, with students from every background as well as every state in the nation!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"IMHO Olin Hall was less than impressive :> The rooms are tiny dorm rooms with NOTHING but a bed, a closet, a chair, and a heater, and even the oldest dorms at my undergrad institution seem better kept. BUT I would still happily live there if I ever became a student at WashU, I mean come on, it's directly connected to the school and nothing is better than being able to wake up 5 mins before class and attend in pijamas while everyone else had to wear coats and scarves to get to class" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"It snows in St. Louis! (Yes, I am an ignorant out-of-stater :>) " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"wonderful wonderful! Definitely a great school even though few ppl in my home state have heard of it." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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