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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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 your activity 1, 2, 3..." Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What do you think the biggest healthcare issue is in America?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me about an unethical event you've witnessed. (Or something similar)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, most questions were open-ended questions asking me to elaborate on things I wrote about in my application." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"AMCAS app, secondary app and read a book on how to interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The city of Portland. The location of the school. Residency match success rate. Most importantly the two doctors that I interviewed with--extremely welcoming and informative." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The school is very expensive to attend especially for out of state students." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If I knew how friendly the interviewers were going to be, I wouldn't have stressed as much the night before." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The location of the school is beautiful and downtown Portland far exceeded my expectation for a city this size. The hospitals are the best I've seen any where. The interviewers really knew a lot about who they're interviewing and definitely seemed interested in getting to know me as a person. OHSU was at the bottom of my list before the interview but walking away from the interview I know that I would love to go there." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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?

$201-$300

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?

The Inn at Marquam Hill Bed and Breakfast

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

04/02/2008

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

3 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"It's 2008 and it's time to use email to communicate. It's much faster and more guaranteed to get to" Report Response

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