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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?

45 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)?

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you have any specific field you are interested in?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

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

"How have your interactions with physicians influenced your view of medicine? (this related to something in my personal statement)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"Pretty standard. My first interviewer was in the medical education department, with a Ph.D in education. She was very friendly and had thoroughly reviewed my file, so she asked me a few education-type questions (I did lots of tutoring and mentoring) and other questions pertinent to my file. The second interviewer hadn't read my file, so he asked things to get to know me." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"none really...pretty typical. What do you see as the biggest health care problem. How would you work to change this as a physician? What do you think is the solution to this problem?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed materials mailed from school and online, interview feedback, own file" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were all so friendly and loved Harvard. They were totally down-to-earth and not at all like the stereotype." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviews were all spread out over the day, which had its pros and cons. I got to go up to Cambridge for one of my interviews, which took about 45 min on shuttle, but I also got to see the undergrad campus" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Fenway (where the Med School is located) is quite a distance from Cambridge (where the undergrad is). It is very helpful to review the transportation information ahead of time to figure out how to take the T from the airport, get to the med school, etc." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The city is awesome, the student host was friendly and helpful and very cool, the interviewers were both very friendly and easy-going. There is a whole medical education department that is dedicated to improving the curriculum and develops courses on how to teach medicine. The PBL classrooms are very cool, they have huge flatscreens with internet access. Internet tech includes personal internet pages and access to course notes and you can even view lectures via internet if I understood correctly. The curriculum is PBL based and most students get out around noon three days and 4 the other two. The range of facilities is phenomonal and the students all seem to love it there. No one gave off any air of superiority and the visit was very enjoyable." Report Response

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