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  • Harvard Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
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)?

"Can you explain the trend in your undergraduate grades? - the interviewer was definitely looking for ways to defend me in front of a committee" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research." Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to become a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Can you explain some of your grades?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked at SDN and reviewed my application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Well, it was Harvard name to be honest. The hospitals are awesome, though they don't show that to you. The library was very nice also, though not study friendly." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The Medical Education Center was a bit older than I expected. They didn't do a good job describing why PBL is any better than the traditional approach. Seems to me that students from both types of curricula go off and become equally successful..." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had been to at least one interview before this one." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall it was good. Harvard is a great school. However, they did not do a good job answering my questions about PBL. I felt students were generally blowing off their classes, especially during their first year. One of my interviewers told me that it took a certain level of intelligence to understand PBL. Even though the comment was made in a non-judgemental context, I felt that this attitude may be a case of the emperor having no clothes." Report Response

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