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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10


How long was the interview?

45 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." Report Response

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

"Tell me about your parents." Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Are you competitive? She told me she is." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing. Both interviews were easy conversations. The faculty interviewer did ask me what the deepest aspects of my personality are. She said she really wanted to get to know me and present positive things to the committee, things not seen on a paper application." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the school website a bit, re-read secondary and AMCAS, this site, mock interview, readings on health policy" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing comes to mind" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"My faculty interviewer was utterly amazing. I wasn't too stressed going into the interview, but I wish I knew that my interviewer was going to be one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. Our personalities clicked and that made the day and (in part) made Hopkins my first choice. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"You don't have to arrive until 11:30am. This is beautiful and allowed me to get a good night's sleep. Dean White begins the day with a short talk on the admissions process, when you should expect a desision, financial aid, etc. You then go to lunch. There are tables of 5 or 6 people with each seat being pre-assigned. They make sure that students from the same school do not sit together, and each table has a faculty member and 3rd or 4th year seated with interviewees. Lunch is buffet-style. After lunch, you go on the tour. Basically, if you want to see something, then tell the tour guide. They will take you there (unless you want to see the OR). Be sure to ask them questions. After the tour, you sit in the admissions office with a handful of 4th years. They are evaluating you. Do NOT stress about this. As long as you are not socially inept, then you're fine. They will approach you. Talk to them, talk to fellow interviewees (these might be your future classmates). Throughout this time (roughly 2pm until 4:30pm), you'll be swept away by both a student and a faculty member. The student interviews are closed file. They just want to get to know you and see if you'd be a good colleague. Faculty interviews depend on who you get, for each interviewer has a different style. Around 4:30pm, you're done." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

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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?

6 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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