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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?

7 out of 10

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?

60+ 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)?

"How can you improve yourself academically and socially?" Report Response

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

"What is an achievement or positive quality about you that even your friends don't really know about?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if you were doing worse than expected after the first term of med school? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who are three people you'd invite to dinner?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I know what the strengths of OHSU are, what do you think are its weaknesses? (this was tough b/c hadn't thought of them in advance and had to try not to completely bash the school...)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. OHSU's website. Talked to previous interviewees." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The curriculum (block schedule, focus on one subject at a time, only 4 hours of class per day--2 lecture, 2 small groups). Also the tremendous clinical exposure starting the second week of school. The people, the city, the gym." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The old facilities, no state-of-the-art equipment, the library feels industrial and uncomfortable for studying (and small especially with so many other health pro students on campus). They say community service is important, but the opportunities seem obscure and students don't mention it much. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Meet at 7:45 in admissions for orientation, one AM interview and one PM interview (some people had both in the AM though), luncheon and tour with med students (ask them about your next interviewer, they are great at filling you in on the interviewer's personality). Interviewers really do their homework and know all about everything you've sent to OHSU minus your numbers, so be sure to know what you wrote about. Mine quoted me when asking questions." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/05/2009

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

7 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?

2 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

2 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Go electronic (Portland is as green as can be, why is OHSU Admissions not?) and SPEED IT UP!" Report Response

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