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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"As a non-traditional applicant, why didn't you consider medicine before?" Report Response

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

"What do you see as the weaknesses in your application?" Report Response

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

"What will you contribute to this school?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not so much a question, as talking more in-depth about the specific and changing health care issues being faced by military veterans and how OHSU/the VA is dealing with them (interviewer is an MD at the VA hospital)." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The MPH specific interview was rigorous. Come prepared with an excellent understanding of the epi/biostats track and a concrete idea of how you will use it in the future, as well as well-developed ideas on public health in general, how it intersects with medicine and how you will balance the two throughout school and in your practice of medicine." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, spoke with current MD and MPH students, mock interview at PSU career center (highly recommend!)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The time and energy each interviewer put into the interview and prep - it was obvious that had read file/essays and each had specific, well thought out questions. Friendliness of staff and current students, sweet bike rack room, awesome fitness center on the waterfront." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Lunch was pretty bad - bring some snacks. Parking is a nightmare and some of the buildings are pretty old and broken a charming, WPA sort of way." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would have to walk all over the (huge and confusing) campus to meet my interviewers. Give yourself plenty of time to figure out and get to where you are going." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I've been impressed by the amount of time and energy that OHSU puts into selecting their students, as well as working to develop a more modern and integrated curriculum. However, I think the timing and responsiveness (i.e. sloooow) of their application and decision-making processes makes life incredibly nerve wracking for applicants...but I think it's worth the wait." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?


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

< $100

What airport did you use?

No Response

Where did you stay?

No Response

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

No Response

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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?

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

6 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?

9 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Faster turn-around time on secondary applications and file reviews. I was 80% through the process with all the other schools I applied to before I even received a secondary from OHSU." Report Response

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