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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your extracurriculars." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why are Harry Potter books so appealing? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"1) What does ''the humanities'' mean to you? 2) What do we gain from studying history? 3) I was asked to discuss several literary novels I've read and was asked to critically analyze them in various ways. 4) What do you understand about caregiver burden? 5) What do you learn about a patient as you translate for them (I'm a medical interpreter)? Probably 8-10 more difficult questions. Loved this interview because it was really challenging and interesting." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, use my imagination and think of possible scenarios and questions in my head." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Excellent primary care focus and clinical years are amazing. The match list is impressive, many end up in OHSU. Early clinical exposure." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Facilities look old. Tour was boring and not thorough. Interview day was not impressive. Too much time between tour and afternoon interview. Not a lot of focus on med student research even though the research ranking is high." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Remember to check forecast." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Morning orientation, interview, lunch, tour, interview. Pretty standard, but too much time between interviews. There's not much to do in the meantime. On the bus back to the airport, I met an M1 and talked a lot about the school. He was really enthusiastic, more so than my tourguide or students at lunch. He admitted that OHSU has a really lackluster inteview day. Despite this, it's a great school. The most impressive part was my 2nd interview. My interviewer really challenged me and really kept me on my toes. I never actually got to talk about literature in any other interview. It was quite refreshing. Note: It's really hard to get in right off the bat. Only 120 acceptances are given out. Everyone else is put on hold until people withdraw. Overall, great school. I hope I get in to expand my options. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

PDX

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

DeLux

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2007

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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