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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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)?

"Specific questions related to grades and post-undergraduate work." Report Response

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

"Stengths and weaknesses" Report Response

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

"What kind of field do you want to go into?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"They were typical interview questions. Emphasis was put on my course work and grades" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The questions weren't very difficult.They just wanted to get to know you." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Pfizer's guide to Medical school, People who had been interviewed there. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The comraderie between students and faculty and the down to earth, supportive, family-oriented environment was very positive. I felt very comfortable and at home there. Everyone was very nice and they went out of their to ensure that this would be as stress-free as possible. If you get a chance to tour with Lorissa, a 3rd year, she will provide you a wealth of information and her up-beat personality made the whole experience very enjoyable. I was very pleased and impressed with Howard." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I wish the secondary that you have to fill out while you are there could be done at home. Make sure you know your SAT score broken down by Math and Verbal Score. It would've been nice to have someone greet us and tell us where to go if you came early to sit in on a class. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Med school is right by the Hospital. That would have made it easier for me to find the school. If you take the Metro to the Med school, get off at the Howard/Shaw stop and walk a few blocks. Don't get off at the U Street stop and walk to W Street because that's the wrong side of W Street. Howard is on the other side of W Street." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I fell in love with Howard after the day was done. It was a long day but I was so interested with what everyone had to say, especially the students, that I didn't realize that I had been there almost 10 hours. Howard feels like home to me. Everyone was sincere and genuine with everything that they said. The students were honest and spoke about the positives and the negatives at Howard. Regardless, they all said they would choose Howard in a heartbeat if they had another opportunity. They looked happy and appear to bond very well with each other. I had a little difficulty getting to the school because I got off at the wrong train stop. I also had difficulty finding where the classes were held so I could sit in. When I made it back for the scheduled 10am, everything went smoothly. Student made a point to stop by the conference room where we had our lunch, the financial aid meeting, and the meeting of Dean Cannon. I think by the end of the day, we spoke to about 10 students with very different perspectives and experiences but the same love for their school. I'm glad this was my first interview and that I had a postive experience. I don't think I'll be as nervous for the other interviews. My other interviews have a hard act to follow because I was so impressed with Howard. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/22/2004

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