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  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"What attributes do I have that would make me a good physician? What do I consider to be my greatest strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Is Howard my firt choice?" Report Response

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

"Will my prents be able to help me finance my medical school education? Why should I be picked over other candidates?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why should I be picked over the other candidates?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read this website, reviewed my AMCAS application, mock interviews with family" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students seemed to really like their school. They openly shared their experiences and what they considered as downsides to attending the school. My interviewer had a very warm demeanor. This was my first interview and I had a wonderful experience. I did not think as highly of Howard before the visit as I do now. You should not be nervous about this interview. It is very laid back yet still professional. Have fun. Be yourself." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities could use some work. I don't like the idea of having to purchase a laptop through the school. The cost of living in D.C. is extremely expensive." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"More about transportation to and from BWI." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"When I left at 4:30, there were still 6/10 applicants to be interviewed. There was not as much disorganization in the process as some of these posts suggest. The interviewers just want to know you better and it takes longer for some than for others." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/21/2003

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