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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

6 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about your background (I was born in a rural place outside of the US)?" Report Response

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

"When I mentioned that I used to be a shy child, the interviewer related and then asked how that would impact my ability to interact with doctors in group settings?" Report Response

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

"Questions about myself - present activities and future plans." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are the advantages to doing an MPH in conjunction with med school as opposed to before med school or after med school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"All my other interviews were MD only so I prepared by answering the question, Why MPH?" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The chill people and the abundance of outdoor activities. Portland is a progressive city. I walked around a bit in downtown. The tram is awesome, very innovative. The water saving option on toilets at the airport. I am impressed with the city's efforts to conserve. Students as well as interviewers all seemed very happy and relaxed." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My student host is from San Francisco and she mentioned more than once that Portland lacked diversity. The school and hospitals are secluded on a hill. Most of the students are older and many are married. For a single female, that was not attractive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"All the buildings of the campus are connected. But due to being on a hill, they're all connected at different levels. It was a huge maze! Not really a big deal but my directions to my first interview was a paragraph long." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Portland has a lot to offer. It has many of the perks of a city (nightlife, music scene, good food, great public transportation) AND close proximity to the mountains for hiking and snowboarding. Being a minority (read not white or black) from a large city, I wonder if I would be bored in Portland after a while or how well I would fit in. I am a very chillax person though so the slower pace of things there is definitely a fit for me." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 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?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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