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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

10 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

4 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

15 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)?

"Explain your grades in college (I'm nontraditional)" Report Response

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

"Why Howard?" Report Response

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

"What would you do if your wife is in labor and you're in surgery? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why Howard instead of Meharry or Morehouse?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain your grades." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read books, the very limited internet site and visited other websites." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The hospital and the history of the school." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer was ultra aggressive. I was literally snarling halfway through it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I'm not a huge fan of our nation's capital." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The admission staff was nice, polite, courteous, and very helpful. I didn't even mind the green folder. The school definately needs to be upgraded. It felt too old. The tour guide was helpful and informative and honest which impressed me a lot. The interviewer however was totally different. He was a doctor and from the moment I sat down in the office he attacked my grades, MCAT score and my family situation. I'm married with a kid and he wondered how I'd fair with them in tow. His questions were more scathing remarks than questions. I have been on four interviews previously and I had never felt so angered and aggravated. I was literally snarling. I guess it was a challenge to see how I would react and I held myself in check very well, but it felt like more of an attack than interview. I was ready to walk out. The interview also took place during the finacial aid presentation so I missed most of it. I wasn't too happy about that either. Overall the school is only ok. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

3 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?

Automobile

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

$201-$300

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Red Roof Inn (Chinatown)

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2007

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

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

2 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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