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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?

3 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 type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"Explain this withdrawl." Report Response

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

"What about that C?" Report Response

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

"What will it take for YOU to be successful here?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked what made me think that I was medical school material by my interviewer." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Relatively speaking, there were no tough questions becuse I knew my file and I knew myself so all that i hed to do was to TELL THE TRUTH. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

" I read this website and memorized all of the pertinent facts surrounding my AMCAS application and my Secndary application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the thing that impressed me about Howard was the strong, strong sense of family and pride that the students displayed.My tour guide was a very bright guy who was, at the same time professional and down to earth." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing really. all of the stories thatI had heard about this school are vastly embellished. Medical school will be what you make it! Don't beleive the haters. Also, D.C is a top-notch,trendy, city with lots of culture." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known that cabbies try to gouge you and that renting a car and staying in Virginia or Maryland is the best bet." Report Response

What are your general comments?

" My interview was more of a conversation than an interrogation. The interviewer, (Dr. Baker) is a knowledgable guy who shot straight from the hip about my chance of getting in based on my academic record. It was one-on-one and was even enjoyable. Don't be nervous just represent yourself like you are the bomb but not arrogant. Sell you and turn every potential negative into a positie. I found the your body language says a lot. Nod to show you are listening and sit in the middle of you chair with a straight back to show enthusiasm. The body language worked for me. Be sure to use mouthwash because you will be sitting very close to the interviewer. " Report Response

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