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

How did the interview impress you?


How you think you did?

7 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)?

"Tell me about your family/yourself" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to go into medicine?" Report Response

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

"How would a Friend describe you? What are your weaknesses?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me specifically how you see your life 10 years from now, given that you are out of residency and practicing." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you want to provide medical care in other countries when there are already plenty of problems here in the U.S.?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed the information sent in the inerview packet, I read up on OHP and the American health care crisis, and I also rehearsed questions from SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location is beautiful on the hill and living in Portland would be amazing, the students are very enthusiastic and excited about going to OHSU. The class schedule isn't overly demanding and the facilities are top rate. The students don't seem to be cut-throat competitive, The faculty and staff are very friendly and seemed very interested in giving their students the best education and the best experience possible. The school appears to set its student up to be very well trained and higly sought after for residency programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was a bit worried by the age of the students. Being a traditional applicant I want a class that isn't already married and out of the social loop." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That nearly everyone interviewed was placed in a hold category until late Spring." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was very pleased with my day at OHSU. The student tour was great. The MS1's were very enthusiastic and very willing to talk about their great experiences at OHSU. The rain went away in the late morning and revealed a spectacular view of Portland from the hill. The tram down to the river was running and it seemed really cool. There was a bit of downtime even though my interviews were during the middle of the day. The whole process wasn't stressful, interview locations were easy to find and the interviews were very conversational. Any stress was mostly self imposed. I was very impressed by the way the students really want to help eachother not out-compete eachother. I liked the way students are able to start seeing patients during the first week adn start getting an idea on what specialty they would like during the first quarter. To me OHSU appeared to be among the best medical schools in the country and although it is ranked high I feel it is underrated for the education it provides." 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


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


Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Double Tree Lloyd Center

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

10 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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