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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

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

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? (Followed by the clause: I really only ask this to hear about your weaknesses, hint hint)" Report Response

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

"What do you think about our healthcare system today? What about our uninsured populus? Who should pay for them? Who does pay for them?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is it ethically alright for doctors to turn down uninsured patients?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(After talking about my experience preceptoring in the ER) If you worked in an emergency room and a man came in and had a broken femur that may need an overnight stay, but was being arrested on drunken driving charges and manslaughter, what is the doctor's role in this situation? How should ethics play a role in this situation?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked over my application, read up on healthcare issues. I knew going in that OHSU interviewers tend to ask healthcare related questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The clinical facilities are top notch. Great opportunities and really laid back and nice faculty." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"How kind of inaccessible the hospital is being up on the hill. The space partitioned for a library was a bit shabby for being a top notch institution too." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Brand new health facility that looks amazing and free to students. A real plus for people who like to use a gym periodically. The new tram that takes you to the river is awesome too. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My first interviewers was very personable and friendly. Quite conversational. My second was rather provocative and a little argumentative at times. I felt that the contrast may have been planned to get a better feel for how you dealt with the two styles. The rest of the day seemed to flow pretty well. There was a little bit of down time here and there not accounted for and a first and second year class schedule were not available to us for whatever reason. Portland is a great place so I would encourage people to take an extra day to check out the city and maybe even the hospital on your own. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In 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?

< $100

Where did you stay?


How would you rate the hotel?

9 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?

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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