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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?

1 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"What would you like me to tell the committee that (1) you didn't tell the other interviewer, and (2) you didn't mention in your application?" Report Response

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

"Explain in your own words what led you to want to be a doctor." Report Response

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

"They really asked VERY few specific questions. Just have a conversation!! Seriously, it's a much better interview that way (If they're not asking very many quesitons, it means the conversation is going well, they're learning a lot about you, and they feel it's going well.)" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are your greatest weaknesses (that you'd like to improve upon)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reread application, very briefly looked at SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"How extremely friendly and nonintimidating the interviewers were. They really seemed to try to be on your side, to portray you to the committee in the best possible light. Take advantage of that, and tell them anything you want them to mention--and they will! And don't repeat the same info to both interviewers; the more they know about you, the higher your chances of acceptance (That's what my interviewer told me.)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was a Saturday, so the place was empty (And cold). The airport lost my luggage and I had to take the extremely slow Green-line T to Vandy...I guess I just felt kinda dark and alone in Boston, missed home (SF)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Vandy has a gym (though small). I should've gone the night before the interview, to get my endorphins (and my spirits) up." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There was nothing wrong with the school. It just didn't feel like home. You really have to think about location, because if you don't enjoy living there you won't enjoy going to school there. But other than that Harvard is amazing: not stuck up, people easy to talk to (spent hours talkin to students the night before the interview, it was great), amazing match list (you'll get one of your top 3 choices), don't think the curriculum is killer (until clinical rotations, third year)" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/28/2006

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

8 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?

7 out of 10

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