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

How did the interview impress you?


What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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)?

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"Explain why you dropped this class." Report Response

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

"What have you done that would make you a leader?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"None really. Everything was pretty standard." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"There were no difficult questions, but she did go through my ENTIRE academic record and asked me about every class I've ever dropped with a 'W.' Not so bad except that I graduated undergrad a while ago so there was some stuff I barely remembered taking." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"HU Website, mock interviews, SDN" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students were great, the laptops they get are super cool, laid back atmosphere, super diverse class, great faculty" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities aren't that old, but I've seen better, the ''presentations'' on general info about the school, the curriculum, and financial aid were extremely redundant, they gave us handouts with the same info. And I swear while we were sitting in the conference room waiting around AT LEAST 5 people asked us 5 SEPARATE TIMES to go around the room and introduce ourselves. It just seemed like everyone was trying to kill time. There was like 3 hours that we really didn't need. And why oh why do we have to fill out ANOTHER secondary at the interview?" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I really didn't need to be there that early. It wasn't first come first serve since the interviewers read your file right before they interview you. If you've got a slow reader interviewing you, you might not get seen until after someone who signed in after you." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was ok. Everyone was nice but I just felt like they were trying to kill time throughout the day by making us sit through power point presentation on info we already had. Students were really friendly, but also really long-winded, they were standing around talking for so long that we were almost late meeting our interviewers. Overall everything was ok except the laptops which were great. HU's mission to treat the underserved is a big plus for me. I would go here if accepted, but if I do wind up going I'm so wearing a name tag for the first month. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?


How did the tourguide seem?


How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?


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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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