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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What about OHSU as a medical school makes it a top choice for you?" Report Response

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

"What kind of sacrifices do you think you will have to make in order to be a physician?" Report Response

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

"If you wanted to practice medicine and help people, why not pursue a P.A. program, a N.P. program, or another nursing program? Why are you applying for the M.D. program over other health career degrees?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Question #3" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"As long as you come prepared knowing yourself and your application well, it shouldn't be too bad." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read policy papers, was up to date on all news, especially with state finances and educational financing, and tort cap reform. Otherwise, standard interview prep." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Great curriculum, probably the friendliest medical school faculty ever, awesome city, friendly classmates." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The campus is squished on a hill, so parking can be a pain, transportation to the campus, lack of campus sponsored housing, relatively high tuition increases due to the state of Oregon's financial woes." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That you don't have to take the tour of the campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's a really great school and it is where I will be attending this fall! The medical school faculty is probably some of the best I have ever met." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 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

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/30/2008

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?

7 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give more accurate deadlines for decision dates, but otherwise, I liked how the admissions office ra" Report Response

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