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  • Harvard Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston, MA
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 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)?

"Why'd you choose to do research instead of a clinical opportunity in your year off?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"questions about my research and whether the therapeutic approach could be applied to rheumatoid arthritis?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"I got stumped on a question about why I chose to work at a biotech startup instead of working at a hospital doing clinical stuff? " Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read interview feedback, read the admissions bulletin, and talked to some friends who are at harvard now" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"I was very impressed with how down to earth the faculty and students were. People seemed genuinely happy and nice. I was also impressed by how nice the other interview candidates were -- insanely impressive, but also very easy to talk to. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the bitter cold. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"the affiliated hospitals are not directly under harvard med school. one of the things that my interviewers told me was that some of the clinical faculty are sometimes too busy to be very willing to teach med students. the clinical portion of training could be very hit or miss depending on the clinicians you get during your 3rd and 4th year. Also, the subways were a mess when I went. The E Line was down and they only had buses shuttling back and forth along the Green Line. It was a total nightmare getting there on time (which I didn't) and I ended up just taking a taxi. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had two interviews with clinical faculty, so it was pretty chill. they talked a lot about the harvard system and were very to dispel any illusions about the school itself. the first two years of basic sciences are amazing! the whole society system also sounds like a great way to keep down competition among students so that they can just enjoy learning the information. I left my interviews with a sense that I might get just as good of a clinical training at another less prestigious medical school. harvard med has a ridiculous amount of money. " Report Response

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