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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10


How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?


What was the style of the interview?


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

"What do you do in your spare time?" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Hopkins?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing really. The faculty interview is open-file, and the student interview is closed-file, so be able to adapt to both." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My faculty interviewer questioned the ethics of the research work I'm involved in, and asked me how I felt about it personally." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on Hopkins, chatted a bit with a 1st-year buddy of mine, re-read my secondary, read this website." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital is awesome, world-class. You get to treat not only people who fly in to come here, but also a really poor local population from East Baltimore. The faculty seem pretty great, lectures are videotaped. The medical students are "top dog" here, it's a real privilege to be here, and you have so many benefits and opportunities. Plus, the MPH program is easy to get into, though a bit more difficult to find funding." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Mingling with the 4th-year students, but having it count toward the selection process just felt unnatural. I wanted to ask questions, but I was afraid it'd reflect negatively on me if I asked it the wrong way, and I didn't want to ask too many for fear of looking like I was hogging "Air time" from other students. At one point, I was in the middle of a conversation about an unrelated topic with other interviewees and two med students, when all of a sudden, one med student got up and told me to come with him for our interview. It's really just weird. Probably don't need to worry so much about looking nice, but the atmosphere just felt so ridiculous to me, since there were definitely some people who were playing "Joe Millionaire" and trying to look memorable." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"If you want to visit a class, you have to get clearance, otherwise security will throw you out of the Preclinical teaching building. Look at a map before you get here, parking, Reed Hall, and the Broadway Research Building might take a while to navigate to, with all of Baltimore's one-way streets." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Nothing amazing, but it is Hopkins, hard not to be impressed. Overall, I left definitely seeing myself possibly coming here more than before, since the opportunities at Hopkins are just great." Report Response

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