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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10


How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"Tell me about yourself. Why Medicine? Why Howard?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your research experience. What do you think about your grades/MCAT scores? " Report Response

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

"Do you think you will have any problems getting into medical school? Apparently, the interview was impressed with my application!" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why Howard? Why do you not like being labeled as a premed? What problems do you think you'll have in medical school?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think you're going to have problems getting into medical school?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Nothing. This was my third interview so I knew my application pretty well." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewer was really nice, the students knew each other really well. The library was nice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Everything else.. (1) Only about 50% of the students pass the USMLE step 1. (2) Many students recommended that we go to Meharry Med instead of Howard. (3) The school was really unorganized. We waited for the entire day. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I learned that the admissions office gives people their interviews on a first come, first serve basis. So if you are the last one to arrive to the interview scene, be ready to wait all day (til 5pm) for your interview. And bring a good book because the admissions people don't have much to say." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This school should be ashamed of itself and I wouldn't doubt it if they soon lose their accreditation. Many of the students complained about the professors. They also complained about how unorganized the school was. My interviewer also mentioned that the school admits people who wouldn't necessarily be accepted at other schools. So basically, this is the slum of medical schools. But the students seemed to be somewhat happy." Report Response

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