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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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)?

"What would you recommend to someone as steps to take to becoming successful?" Report Response

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

"What do you think is the biggest problem facing healthcare in the US today? " Report Response

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

"What happened at the beginning of your college education? Explain any low grades you got." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Since you know a lot about healthcare (based on my educational background), what do you think is the biggest problem facing the US healthcare system today? " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"none were difficult, the interview was extremely laid-back and very conversation-like. My interviewer asked great questions because some were kind of tough, but I got a real sense that he wanted to know what I thought, and wasn't just looking for cookie-cutter answers. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN website (I literally read every single entry over the last year), my secondary and AMCAS application, HUMS website, mock interview with friends" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It's been said by most people, and that just shows how true it is: the atmosphere here for students is absolutely wonderful. We had two second years give us interviews, and then three third years who came to talk with us for way over an hour. It was extremely insighful, and they were very candid. They asked us to list some of the reservations we might have had about HUMS, and were very frank about the things they liked and things they weren't so crazy about at HUMS. Overall, I think they convinced each of us of the family atmoshphere at the school, and although HUMS is already at the top of my list, it like doubled in points." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing actually" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really enjoyed my day; it lasted for a long time, but only because we couldn't stop asking the 3rd year students questions. It started at around 8am - please be sure to get there early, this helps keep your stress level down because you get more time to fill out the Supplemental Form. After filling out the form (which is really a chance for you to remind the Adm Com about why you are right for Howard, be genuine because if not it will become apparent quickly in your answers) we went to a med school class, and then returned to the office for our interviews. After interviewing, there were presentations giving detailed info about HUMS, Financial Aid and what happens for the rest of the application process (e.g. when they mail out admissions letters, etc.). You get to ask questions here, so feel free to take notes during the presentation. After that, we met our tour guides and then went to lunch. Students came and sat with us while we ate and talked about their classes, experiences at HUMS, etc. Ask more questions! It's always good to get everyone's perspective. After lunch, we got a tour of the school, anatomy lab and the library, which is absolutely gorgeous and looks like somewhere you'd want to move into. Then, we went back to the Admissions Office, third year students stopped by, others went to their interviews, and we essentially just kept talking to the students and asking questions until we had gotten all the information we wanted." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Automobile

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/16/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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