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  • Harvard Medical School
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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think your past experiences have prepared you for being a good physician? (i've been out of school for a number of years)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above. Since I've done some relatively unusual stuff since college, most of the time was spent talking about those experiences - my interviewers didn't ask many unrelated questions. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read Harvard's prospectus, read entries on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Harvard works hard to get prospective students to think about whether their curriculum is going to be a good fit and not just be attracted to the "name". Also, the facilities were great - the school has a lot of $ - but you can tell it gets spent on the students. Also, how many other places have enough faculty to split classes into groups of 8?" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Very little. The library doesn't seem to be a place where med students spend a lot of time - but so much is online that it almost doesn't matter." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Even though admissions tells you that you can't sit in on a class - this isn't completely true. It's logistically difficult for the admiss. office to arrange it for everyone (since interviews are scattered at diff times and diff places during the day) - but they don't prohibit it. The Dean of Admissions encouraged us to find a student to serve as our host for a class - if our interview schedule allowed. Try your best to do this - it's the BEST way to figure out if you'll like the Tutorials or not." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Harvard is a great place! Yes, there's a lot of down-time between interviews. But the admissions office makes lots of suggestions for things to do - and they give you a map for a self-guided walking tour. Find a student to take you to a class! I discovered I really liked the New Pathways curriculum - and it's so much a part of the school that it's really important to know what you're signing on for if you decide to go there. It seemed that the students who were most unhappy/cynical didn't like the structure of the curriculum (and might have chosen Harvard b/c it was "Harvard")." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2003

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