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  • Harvard Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
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?

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

"Tell me about your research" Report Response

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

"Do you ski?" Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"One interviewer showed me the rating sheet and asked me what score I thought I should get on each topic. The other asked me a very detailed question about my research that I would not have expected him to get from a 5 min blurb... watch out because they are sharp." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Are you considering [my state school], because it's really a good school? It seemed like he was trying to suggest that Harvard would not compete if I got in!" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked with people I knew in the program, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everybody went out of their way to make it a good experience. There were tons of students who wanted to say how much fun they were having, all of the staff were exceptionally helpful." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"My interview was pretty haphazard...one guy didn't show up at the appointed time, and wanted me to wait around. I suppose I should be grateful that I got two one on one interviews instead of a two on one interview, but the interveiw day was pretty long, so it was hard to stay peppy for an interview last thing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a lot of free time. The other prospectives are both amazingly accomplished and also not so amazing that I thought I had no chance whatsoever...it was nice to meet the competition, I guess, and to stop freaking out about them." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Harvard is an amazing school, and the people work hard to make sure its shown in its best light. I wasn't expecting it to be very different from other schools, I came away very impressed with the program, and really excited about the prospect of coming to the school." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/10/2004

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