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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why Hopkins?" Report Response

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

"Why leave California to go to Baltimore?" Report Response

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

"What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing particularly stands out" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"A question about why not going into public health and a current event question about the machinisits in Seattle going on strike. I don't think I came up with a good response for the latter, but oh well." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, just talked to myself (sounds crazy, huh?)" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital is fantastic and the students are very friendly. I don't sense the cut throat attitude that I heard so much about. Inner Harbor is beautiful and the school has LOADS of opportunities. Definitely a great place!" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being from California, the weather sucked (it rained and was really humid), but that doesn't really matter. They name drop quite a bit, but I guess when you've accomplished a lot as they have, it's okay. Baltimore isn't as ghetto as it's made out to be, but it's not a paradise either." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"No merit-based scholarships. Bummer. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"So the interview day starts at 11:30 with a talk about admissions and financial aid. We then sit down and eat lunch with a faculty member and student, neither of which is on the board of admissions. Then we take a tour, which isn't so great when it's extremely hot and humid outside. I came back from the tour really sweaty, and then I had to go straight to my interview (at 2pm). The interview with the faculty was alright; she was nice, but some of the questions she posed were a bit tough, though not unreasonable. The student interview was fantastic; he took me to the fountain inside, so it was a very soothing location. A note on the time when you're sitting in the room with students from the admissions committee: this is definitely not stressful. Some people spaz out about it, but they're probably just gunners who feel compelled to impress them all with their amazing questions and impressive resume. No, it's not a time to be snotty, but just a time to find out info from them and show that you can talk to people on a normal basis. I talked about football for at least 1/3 of the time. Enjoy this session, have a few questions prepared beforehand, and just enjoy the flow. It's rather informal and relaxing. There is NOTHING to fear with this part!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?


About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?


What airport did you use?


Where did you stay?

Friends or family

Would you recommend the hotel?


General Info

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How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

9 out of 10

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