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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Individual Feedback 5 124 Responses
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 98
Negatively 9
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.76 123

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.12 73

0 = low, 10 = high

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

Response Avg # Responders
8.86 66

0 = low, 10 = high
Questions

How long was the interview?

Response # Responders
5 minutes 0
10 minutes 0
15 minutes 1
20 minutes 6
25 minutes 4
30 minutes 41
35 minutes 4
40 minutes 14
45 minutes 32
50 minutes 6
55 minutes 0
60+ minutes 16

Where did the interview take place?

Response # Responders
At the school 122
At a regional location 0
At another location 0

What was the style of the interview?

Response # Responders
One-on-one 122
In a group 0

What type of interview was it?

Response # Responders
Open file 107
Closed file 6

How many people interviewed you?

Response Average # Responders
2.16 122

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What was a mistake you made?" -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you've worked in a team and had it go well (/poorly). Why was this the case?" -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you apply to Hopkins?" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you didn't do medicine?" -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you weren't going into medicine?" -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why here?" -Posted 04/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"4th year: If you were in my place, and you had to present your case to the admissions committee what would you want to say to them?" -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to the undergraduate institution you went to?" -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty Interview: What would you like me to ask you? How do you feel about your current work? What are some of the problems in our education system? How does your current work relate to medicine? What clinical experiences do you have? Can you tell me about your research experience and how it plays in your future? What are some of the things that you learned or liked from performing research? Can you tell me about some of your volunteering experiences and how they relate to medicine? Could you tell me about your leadership experiences? Are there any questions that I can answer for you?" -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your early life and how it contributed to your wanting to be a doctor." -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your background inform the skills that you will bring to medicine?" -Posted 10/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your mom doing?" -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interview: why the east coast? research, specific activities on my amcas, why hopkins" -Posted 10/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rowing? (I had only rowed one semester my senior year so that my school could have a second boat.)" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about this activity? " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself after medical school?" -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience..." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is health care a right or a privilege? Elaborate on how to improve healthcare in America." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, in the context of how and why you are interested in medicine. " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why your major?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you always known you wanted to do medicine?" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research experience" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Siblings?" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What languages do you speak?" -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes a good teacher?" -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you offer Johns Hopkins?" -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research..." -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in the future?" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there a point when you knew you wanted to become a doctor?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The ubiquitous "why medicine?"" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about your research. Discuss your majors." -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you are doing right now." -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your research" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 5 characteristics of a good physician." -Posted 11/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done since college?" -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself, starting from birth." -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? (Student Interview)" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So why medicine at your age?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you say is your hero?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Were you raised around healthcare and medicine?" -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So why are you here? Why Johns Hopkins?" -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you want to become a doctor? " -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why would you want to go and work in a third-world country after being heavily trained in world-class institutions such as, for example, Hopkins?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your clinical experiences" -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Three Weaknesses/Strengths" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research" -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your resesarch." -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else I should tell the committee? " -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you become interested in medicine?" -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get here from your hometown (VERY small, very far away)?" -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background." -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents do?" -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself (student, that interview is closed file)." -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think kids like you?" -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your spare time?" -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research and clinical experience." -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think public policy means?" -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to do research during your career as a doctor?" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Hopkins? " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to tell me about yourself?" -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero or role model, family members don't count?" -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about yourself" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I played sports in college and my interviewer did also, so she asked me some questions about my involvement in sports. The faculty interviewer has read your file, so they really just ask you questions regarding your experiences. Casual conversation." -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you and medicine. (Which is the same as, "Why do you want to go into medicine?")" -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Most were related to my application specifically. The student interview was 15 min., close-file. The faculty interview was 45 min., open-file." -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two major experiences that have affected your life? (Asked by student interviewer)" -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk about your research (Faculty, open file)" -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"asked me about my language abilities (since I went to Mexico, Peru, and spent a quarter in Germany)" -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots about my personal statement and other stuff specific to my experiences.." -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and dislike about hopkins so far?" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult situation that you have faced and how you overcame it." -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any teaching?" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the results of the election on Tuesday?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"where do you see yourself in X years?" -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you to Baltimore? " -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you (both the student and faculty interviewer asked me this)?" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how is US healthcare funded" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you bring to the med school?" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Most ?s were general in nature and came straight from my AMCAS or secondary, know your app well and you should be find for the majority of ?s they will ask." -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your high school experience" -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"What are the ethical concerns when prescribing a medication for a homeless man?" -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you made a mistake. What did you learn from it?" -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something I can't find anywhere on your application." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you bring to the school?" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Any interesting patients you've seen?" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty interests you?" -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you a leader?" -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Hopkins?" -Posted 11/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." -Posted 11/02/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that have reaffirmed your belief that medicine is for you?" -Posted 10/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 20 years?" -Posted 04/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself/Why do you want to be a doctor?" -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hobbies? What got you interested in medicine?" -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Interview: How has your day been? Have you had any difficulties today? Can you tell me about yourself? Why did you decide to go to this undergraduate institution? What did you study there? How did you go about picking this major? What made you want to go into medicine? Are there any fields that you are interested in? What are your career goals? What do you like to do for fun? Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why hopkins?" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you personally get out of [activity]?" -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did your childhood affect your decision to go into medicine? " -Posted 10/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think current competition between hospitals affects medical costs?" -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interview: tell me about yourself? research? community service? what area of medicine? any questions? anything you want to tell me?" -Posted 10/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about India. What did it make you reaize about yourself?" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So...who are you? " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you stay so focused given your family situation?" -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the bravest thing you've done in the past year?" -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical scenario of a patient with a terminal disease who wants to end his life. Hypothetical scenario of a pregnant teenager asking for an abortion." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions unique to my application." -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like and dislike about your job?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What research experience have you had? What are you currently working on? (I'm in a lab now)" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Clinical experiences? Research experiences?" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do both an MD and a PhD?" -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you decide on major?" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I look for in an interviewee?" -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Please describe your research projects?" -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is Dr. niparko like?" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"<after I commented on a frustrating experience when working in the hospital> Did that make you want to pursue a different career?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an issue you became aware of while working at a psychiatric hospital for a summer" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do outside of work?" -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as some of the biggest problems in the healthcare system? " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What sparked your interest in medicine?" -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10-20 years?" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Your MCAT scores are below what we like. Can you explain why they don't seem to agree with your academic performance and experience? (oh, sure, start out being negative! I think this was an important question to ask not just to get the facts, but to see how I reacted under pressure when put on the defensive.)" -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"green chemistry and what is green?" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a book you've read recently that you've enjoyed and why did you like it?" -Posted 11/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your parents." -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why leave California to go to Baltimore?" -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret?" -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Hopkins? What do you hope to accomplish with an additional 4 years in Baltimore? (Student Interview)" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you have an easy time with high school?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing 10-20 years down the road?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about .... experience. Why did you do it? What did you get from it? " -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about any particular specialty you are interested in?" -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"if you didn't become a doctor, what other profession would you seek?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what kind of research do you do" -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you ever consider any other professions?" -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the clinical experience that you noted in your application." -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about xyz experience." -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about Hopkins? " -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you interested in psychiatry because of your research experience?" -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any reservations about coming here?" -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So why are you here in Baltimore?" -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What were the differences you noticed in your experiences working in the U.S. and volunteering in places abroad?" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD? " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Johns Hopkins?" -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself and your interest in medicine." -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interviewer just flipped through my app and asked surface questions, nothing tough or ethical or political." -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"why md" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What qualities do you think are necessary for a "good" physician? Which of these qualities do you feel you could improve on?" -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you like your undergrad school? " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a difficult experience you encountered, and how did you deal with it? (Asked by student interviewer)" -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your reasons for joining the Air Force (Faculty, open file)" -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what high school i went to (I'm from baltimore)" -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength?" -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to me." -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you cant get into medical school" -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you been able to do volunteer work? " -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do in your community in terms of service?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"name 3 characteristics that you bring to hopkins (something like that)" -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you explain your research experience?" -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you know you would like to live in Baltimore?" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"in your future career what percentage of your time will you devote to what" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is the Hopkins program a good fit for you?" -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest fear about medicine?" -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

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

"How would you treat an end-of-life patient? An addicted patient?" -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you believe makes a strong team? Give me an example of one." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What interests you in medicine?" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"App specific questions (talk about ___ community service/research)" -Posted 11/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your involvement in _____ organization." -Posted 11/02/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you bother with religion?" -Posted 04/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into any medical school?" -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe _____ research experience and the implications of your results?" -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what you?" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models?" -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's been your favorite volunteer experience and why?" -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to pursue medicine over other fields?" -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why Hopkins?" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see healthcare changing over the next few years?" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What challenges do you anticipate in medical school?" -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why JHU? Why you?" -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any biases?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What should I tell the committee about you?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in medical school programs?" -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why else are you interested in the specialty you mentioned on the secondary?" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else you would like us to know?" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my experiences abroad" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do dor fun?" -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the most important qualities of a physician?" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _______ experience." -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of clinical exposure have you participated that has reconfirmed your love for medicine?" -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You know that medicine is changing; it's nothing like it was ten years ago when I got started. (not sure if this was a question or just a statement of fact)" -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you research." -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything else that you would like me to know?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How'd you get this externship with a surgeon?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research experience." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How have you reconfirmed your passion for medicine? (I've wanted to be a doctor since I was about four...) " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you done in medicine? How do you handle stress? " -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I want to use this space to make one mroe point-- yes the neighborhood outside of the campus is dangerous. That is one of the reasons why the patient experience is so good here. I challenge anyone to find a more diverse patient base with such a safe campus (security is good). Besides, you would NOT end up living near here unless you lived on-campus (which is perfectly safe). There are plenty of great neighborhoods with loads of culture and restaurants that you could choose from and just be a few minutes from Hopkins." -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your passion" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What one EC has shaped you the most?" -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?" -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to emphasize when I present you to the admissions committee that is not on your application?" -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one of your weaknesses?" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I think you'll probably be bored during your first year here. (Not a question, but still one of the most confounding statements that's ever been put before me.)" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why you?" -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"describe an interesting experience that you have had in one of your clinical experiences" -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what field of medicine are you interested in" -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about blank (some activity, research, or etc. that I took part in). " -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your extracurriculars and how your background will affect how your practice." -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school? " -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What area of medicine are you interested in?" -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of random science questions that followed along." -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you do during the months after you were laid off from your job?" -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Hopkins?" -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you reading right now?" -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You must be really happy with how VT is doing in football this year, right? (I went to UVA) " -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What did your research project involve?" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about your research." -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student interview is closed file and supposed to be just getting to know you." -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"your hobbies" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you doing now in your life? (closed-file interview with 4th year student)" -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in ten years? " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not teaching/nursing/etc? (Asked by faculty interviewer); What was your best experience in college? (Asked by faculty interviewer) " -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two specific situations in your life that made you "grow" as a person? (4th year, closed file)" -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just stuff about my activities, etc. " -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? What was the last book you read?" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you contribute to your medical school class." -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you experiences in medicine." -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you done any lab research?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"explain the theory of relativity in 3 words, 2 if you're feeling ambitious. (just kidding about this one!)" -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any experience in a clinical setting?" -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get interested in medicine?" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"do you know why you shouldn't goto harvard? ;-)" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is having managed care worth the trade off?" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing too difficult :) Relax and you will be just fine! I got in, so I know what I am talking about The ad-com people are super-nice people, they just want to get to know ya a lil better." -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of movies do you watch?" -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was a time that you were a minority?" -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you think about the cause of condition X (a specific interest of mine)." -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something I can't find anywhere on your application." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you're not accepted anywhere?" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Any interesting patients you've seen?" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look for in a medical school?" -Posted 10/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you have a family already?" -Posted 04/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into any medical school?" -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to ask you? " -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none...pretty conversational. faculty interview was open file, student was closed file" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any role models?" -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss your early life and how it contributed to your wanting to be a doctor." -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you looking for in a medical school?" -Posted 10/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I thought a single payer system would work." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rowing? (I put this as an activity, but didn't think it was particularly noteworthy.)" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the questions were pretty standard. " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"stuff from my application" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about healthcare for illegal immigrants?" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are two things that you are most proud of?" -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you spoken to any doctors who told you not to become a doctor? What did they say? Why didn't you listen?" -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Compare your research experience in the States to your research experience abroad." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any biases?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Name two of your proudest moments. What 3 words would your friends use to describe you. " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What possible connections do you see between singers and sleep apnea? " -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do it again, what would you do differently?" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest problem in US healthcare?" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you come on the subway? That is extermely dangerous." -Posted 08/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"they were all just standard questions to get to know you/your personality, etc." -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If I had been able to shape the direction of the Gates Foundation's efforts, what would I have advised? (not out of the blue -- I lived in a developing country)" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very straightforward questions." -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the greatest factor restricting healthcare access in this country (hint: not lack of insurance)." -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing stands out as especially out of the ordinary." -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really, a lot of questions specific to my application" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you suggest I should look for in an interviewee?" -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research, or, if you haven't done any research, would you be interested in research, or do you hate what you think is research?" -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the uproar from the Deaf Community on cochlear implants?" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly unusual... both interviews were very conversational. Student: what do you like to do for fun? Faculty: your recommenders have said a lot of very positive things about you. What would YOU say is the most important thing about you?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain anthropology to me." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all really run of the mill. " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is science?" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem medicine faces in the near future?" -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my passion" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Detailed questions about my academic but non-science interests. (Other interviewers haven't really asked about these.)" -Posted 11/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you competitive? She told me she is." -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What one EC shaped you the most?" -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing particularly stands out" -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really out of the ordinary. " -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you approach stroke patients in the ER? How do you decide which patients to talk to first? (Faculty Interview)" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your definition of "science"?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"He asked me to explain an essay I had written in college." -Posted 05/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"General Qs" -Posted 03/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who, living or dead, would you consider to be your hero?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think needs to be done to solve the current state of healthcare?" -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So why Johns Hopkins?" -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't know why they are killing us when we are only trying to help them?" -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was pretty standard conversation. They asked me about what I've been doing since I graduated three years ago and were very interested in my travels." -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"who is your idol, and why?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard stuff. The faculty interviewer had very pointed questions about my file and the student interview is closed file and was much more general." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the one thing in your file that you are most proud of?" -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three weaknesses/strengths." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think sociology prepares you for a medical career? (I am a soc and bio double major)" -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were terribly interesting, and they were predictable." -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember any question as particularly interesting. " -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember all the questions I was asked." -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you pronounce "Vejle"?" -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the pros and cons about our program?" -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really that interesting" -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist?" -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to happen in the 2004 presidential election?" -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. The faculty interview is open-file, and the student interview is closed-file, so be able to adapt to both." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary was inquired. Interview with faculty was open and interview with student was closed. " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

""I see it that you are here on your dollar and your time. We can do this any way you want to. I can ask you questions, you can ask me questions. How do you want to proceed?"" -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Emergency Medicine?" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What question should I ask you so that you will not regret not being able to say something interesting about yourself?" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Totally low stress questions. Nothing particularly interesting or particularly difficult. " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None." -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had 5 years and a technician, what direction would you take your current research project?" -Posted 09/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What for you would mean success in medicine?" -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a cardiologist?" -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really. they just want to know you. " -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None of the questions were really unique. The interviewers were just trying to get to know you. Standard questions." -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a hero of yours. " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your health policy experience fit into your practice?" -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None too interesting--most of the questions were very straightforward." -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you have read?" -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really special. pretty typical stuff" -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is someone you look up to, or a hero? Don't choose anyone from your family." -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"did you find anything negative about hopkins so far?" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me about my early educational background." -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing interesting at all. Everything off of my application." -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your friends would describe you?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the result of your research?" -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What should i tell the admissions committee about you" -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The 15-minute student interview was just a closed-file., get-to-know-you thing. The faculty interview was open file and my faculty interviewer and I had more of a conversation. There really were no "interesting" or tough questions. The faculty MD who interviewed me was amazing-a really neat woman." -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"As a non-science major, why do you think you did so well on the MCAT?" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions related to my personal statement and secondary. I was asked to explain why I chose a particular college activity as most important in my secondary." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what percentage of scientific paradigms are on solid ground" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do outside of school?" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"In the faculty interview all I was asked was "What do you want to know about Johns Hopkins?"" -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none really... watching everyone try to stand out in front of the fourth years was entertaining/ineteresting though." -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"MD/PhD: "Do you think MRI is going to further encroach on the other imaging modalities? (i.e. PET, SPECT, CT, ultrasound) MD: How does your engineering background help or hurt you in studying medicine? " -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty generic interview questions, a lot of "Tell me about this experience" type things." -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What was an example of a time when you were on a team and it didn't work out?" -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of when you made a mistake. What did you learn from it?" -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See above*" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun? (at least since my student interviewer immediately seemed bored by it)" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain "creative."" -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None at all! I was surprised at how easygoing my interviewers were." -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your most difficult experience?" -Posted 10/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of interracial marriage? (I am very obviously multiracial.)" -Posted 04/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None." -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"none" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What surprised you about medicine?" -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet any three people living or dead, who would it be and what would you ask them? (different questions for each one)" -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine because the interviewer would play devil's advocate to my responses." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? (This is more complicated than it seems. At least for me.)" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"''What else?'' My faculty interview did not attempt to be conversational at all and following almost every single one of my responses, she says ''ok, what else?'' " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"no real stumpers" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Johns Hopkins? (I'm interested in primary care)" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your mom doing?" -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the bravest thing you've done?" -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"We know what we can offer you--a superb medical education--but what can YOU offer US?" -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any biases?" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want the admissions committee to know about you? (I hate tooting my own horn...so awkward...)" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What concerns do you see on the horizon for the profession? " -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood. (so vague!)" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something about yourself? [Prepared answer] Tell me something else? [Goes blank]" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions relating to research, their's and mine." -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"-" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What can you contribute to Johns Hopkins?" -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing real difficult. They just asked the basics and really only touched on information in my application." -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See most interesting" -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had a deaf child with two deaf parents, what would you recommend? (obviously this is something i had done research on- which is why they asked)" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing difficult whatsoever. I didn't even get asked "why Hopkins?"!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is science?" -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So...tell me about angiopoietins (related to a research project). It just caught me off-guard because my interviewer had been going on and on about how great Hopkins was. " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing difficult except for the typical "Where do you see yourself in 10 years" which is purely conjecture everyone seems to change their mind..." -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"When I told my student interviewer I interned at a facility for developmentally disabled he told me he had been doing research on children with autism and asked me what I knew about autism and how it presented itself in the autistic patients I saw" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is not in your file that you would like me to tell the committee? (open question but one that is OH so important!)" -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my passion" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite artist? Why? Does your appreciation of his/her work go beyond mere enjoyment? He really wanted me to go into detail on this. Since I know nothing about art, I really struggled to answer this question." -Posted 11/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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." -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A question about why not going into public health and a current event question about the machinisits in Seattle going on strike. I don't think I came up with a good response for the latter, but oh well." -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the your biggest weakness that is known and your biggest weakness that no one knows?" -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are pertinent healthcare issues facing India today? (Faculty Interview)" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever considered academic medicine?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain why the disease you are studying is actually a disease (he didn't think it was real)." -Posted 05/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Really awkward ones like "what is one word to describe you to the admissions committee" and "3 reasons to choose Hopkins"... Very generic Qs" -Posted 03/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you have me say to the admissions committee for you?" -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See above and Name 3 things that teh US does well in terms of healthcare and 3 things that it does poorly." -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"shouldn't you be doing public health?" -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about stem-cell research? (from the student interviewer - I had done some of this research in college. Forming a cohesive, concise answer was more difficult than I thought it would be.)" -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"do you like being the big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No real whammies." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Above." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be difficult for you in medical school?" -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you dying to tell me that I don't know?" -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing was particularly hard" -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your worst quality?" -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think your recommenders wrote what they did?" -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Really hard science questions" -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you drop out of college?" -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything you want me to tell the admissions committee? (asked at the end of both)" -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you explain anorexia in America?" -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is a clinical outcome of a problem with the mylenating cells of the central nervous system." -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer questioned the ethics of the research work I'm involved in, and asked me how I felt about it personally." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think you would like living in Baltimore? Being from the southwest, I had never been to Baltimore before. The school is in a bad part of town and I believe the interviewer wanted to know if I was ok with that. Naturally I'm ok with the neighborhood because it is Hopkins after all. But I fear I didn't adequately relay this. " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See above." -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you plan on mixing your background and a PhD in Chemistry with Emergency Medicine?" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None, really. Interview" -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of research can you see yourself doing at Johns Hopkins? (Difficult because I have no particular interest in research.)" -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model or hero? (difficult because I have many but no one who i idolize)" -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a difficult situation you faced and how did you learn from it?" -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"same as above" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What one experience influenced you the most to go into medicine? (I always find this question difficult because there isn't just ONE experience that has influenced me... there are MANY... and all of them are significant.)" -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The first question from the sudent (closed file) interviewer: "So I don't know anything about you. Tell me a little about yourself." A common question at closed file-interviews, but always dreadful, especially since this was one of my first interviews. Make sure you prepare for this kind of open-ended question. This usually means you have to do some reflecting on childhood experiences that you may not remember well. " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like me to tell the admission committee, that is not reflected in your file? (Asked by both faculty and student interviewers.)" -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge facing physicians today?" -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"3 adjectives your friends would use to describe you" -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest failure or weakness?" -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"see above.... thats a tough question to answer!" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None that I can think of" -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"See above" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see healthcare in 20 years?" -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the biggest challenge you've faced?" -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your weaknesses" -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a "good" doctor?" -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"(See above)" -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There was really nothing too difficult. There were just the standard interview questions. Other interviewees got harder ethics questions though depending on their interviewer." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Both interviewers asked me what challeges I expected to face as a physician and I went blank the first time." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how man uninsured americans are there" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you wish you could change about medicine?" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as above by default" -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer wanted me to explain some organic synthesis research I had done and what implications it had in furthering scientific knowledge... so if you have done any research, brush up on the details of your experiments." -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

""Please explain the Fourier Transform window you used in this experiment" (MD/PhD question related to my research). As for MD only, I dont remember any really difficult questions. I guess the toughest was "What personality characteristic would you change about yourself?"" -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student Interviewer: "What do you want me to tell the ad com about you that doesn't show up anywhere else on your application?"" -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN questions." -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I answered questions off a list of common interview questions. I also studied the school website." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"looked over amcas & secondary; focused on secondary" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Not much - read over the Hopkins info/mission statement" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, visiting school's website, speaking with student host" -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my files, reviewed possible questions" -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, review app, practice basic questions" -Posted 11/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview" -Posted 10/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Application, Hopkins Admission and student website." -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"JHUSOM booklet, website, SDN, mock interviews" -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"MSAR, JHU Booklet, SDN, Talked to current students & Previous interviewing experience." -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"researched the school online and talked to friends who are current students" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Student doctor forum, read about school." -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my app, this website, got pumped up!" -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"reread my application, read the website, spoke with students from the school" -Posted 10/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the SDN interview questions, and I went into the interview as myself." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school websites, talked to students" -Posted 10/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, 158 Best Medical Schools (Princeton Review), Hopkins website, books on healthcare" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read primary and secondary" -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read about hopkins, thought about possible questions" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read SDN, Bodenheimer health policy book, U of Washington bioethics website, JHU glossy marketing materials and website, talking to students at the greeter's reception the night before" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the interview feedback, looked around on SDN forums, reviewed my applications, and took a deep breath." -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read school's website, went over practice interview questions" -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, prepared questions ''why medicine'', re-read AMCAS and secondaries, read articles on medical ethics and health policy." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread AMCAS and secondaries, prepared answers to likely questions " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Went to the Greeters session the night before (and highly recommend it!)" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewed my application materials, glanced through the interview reviews, looked over MSAR, read brochures, scoured the Johns Hopkins website, talked with current faculty members and Baltimore residents, and tried to relax. " -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"reread essays, SDN" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Re-read applications, reviewed SDN" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewed my CV and publications, my AMCAS and secondary publications, prepared responses to standard questions" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Four previous interviews. Reviewed my own research." -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins website, SDN, essays" -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website." -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website and lots of papers." -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn, school booklet" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, other interviews." -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SND, website, reviewed secondary application" -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, read JHMI site" -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just relaxed" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on SDN, read the information on the website and the booklet that was mailed to me, and the other interviews I had already been to." -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Hopkins website/viewbook, stayed at Reed hall and went to Greeter's, my 8 previous interviews" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I honestly didn't even expect to get an interview here. I really just reviewed what the academics were like. My attitude was that I was just going to be myself and enjoy the day." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, looked over AMCAS, looked over secondary, read almost their entire website, read up on health issues. " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read application, SDN, JH brochure/website" -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, school website, reread amcas, talked to a student, " -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN Interview Feedback, glanced at the JHMI website" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read website, talked to current students, read catalog, SDN, reviewed applications, mock interview" -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"sdn" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read the school website a bit, re-read secondary and AMCAS, this site, mock interview, readings on health policy" -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, mock interview, reread AMCAS and secondary app." -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, just talked to myself (sounds crazy, huh?)" -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, AMCAS and secondary review, website and catalog review, practice interview" -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, mock interview, read up on application and healthcare issues, made a list of questions you want to ask faculty and student interviewers" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Website, re-read AMCAS and essays" -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to friends, read booklet, ate healthy breakfast..." -Posted 03/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my application, website, literature. Read SDN. " -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN webiste, school website, asked questions of student host" -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reviewing school catalog and website, asking alumni and other physicians about their opinions." -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"This website, read over AMCAS application, read over JHMS application, and read up on bioethics and current events." -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, sdn, mock interview, stayed with a student." -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read SDN, website, brochures." -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read AMCAS, Hopkins secondary and research papers." -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed. Reread everything I've written during this process. Read up on Hopkins." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read the hopkins viewbook and site, reviewed secondary." -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read Hopkins brochure, Hopkins website, SDN." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, reread application, searched the website since you need to come prepared with lots of fodder for the informal session with the 4th year students" -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read application, Hopkins website, current magazines" -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Research admission website, reread secondary app and AMCAS, read SDN postings." -Posted 10/14/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reread website, my app, etc" -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN interview feedback, reread application, Hopkins viewbook and website" -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"SDN, Hopkins website, reviewed my app" -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Didn't" -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a Johns Hopkins publication, talked to other interviewees, SDN, etc." -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the same way you are" -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read their website, talked to students." -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"reviewd app, looked at the Hopkins website" -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on Hopkins, chatted a bit with a 1st-year buddy of mine, re-read my secondary, read this website." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this website and practiced standard questions (you will not be asked anything suprising). I prepared myself mentally by minimizing distractions prior to my trip east. " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site. Read a little about the school. Looked over my essays to the school and my research. Read A LOT of current literature." -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this site" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Relaxed." -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read over my research briefly. " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Viewed this website, looked at a Johns Hopkins viewbook." -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I read my application." -Posted 09/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read this site, read their brochure and their website, practiced common questions aloud, got a good night's sleep" -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read my JH app." -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"i look at their web page and their catalog" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read up on Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Read SDN, Reread my primary and secondary applications, went to the Greeter's Program the night before, stayed with a student, RELAX and just BE YOURSELF!! :-)" -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I took advantage of the practice interview service at my college's Career Development Center. I think a lot of schools have this, and I found it extremely helpful. Otherwise, just make sure you know at least the basics about Hopkins, their curriculum, strengths in your particular research area, etc. (look at the website first - hint, hint) " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"JHMI Web site, this Web site, re-read my applications" -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked over Hopkins website and viewbook (which are basically the same), my secondary and AMCAS applications, the SDN website, looked over my research notes, and thought of answers to commonly asked questions." -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"This site and reading some papers on universal health care/ HMOs." -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read the website/admissions catalog. read this website" -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read their website, read this website." -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read brochure, reviewed my application" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No preparation. I believe you should just be yourself" -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Went over my applications, read feedback on SDN, look at JHU website" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I read Hopkins' catalog, reviewed my applications, and thought about possible questions." -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read up on Hopkins... prepared some general answers to questions you would expect" -Posted 11/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Played video games and watched TV." -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"looked at their website " -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked a friend who's a med. student; read website; plenty of sleep " -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Talked to a JHU MD I know, read the website, MSAR, practiced possible questions, mock interviews, etc." -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read through the website, looked over my Hopkins secondary." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Good nights sleep" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"read reserach articles - nothing for md part" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read interviewfeedback, looked over AMCAS" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I read the prospectus and looked over my application" -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"www.interviewfeedback.com, read over web-site (look at some of the awesome research they have beeb doing there! it will give you goose bumps it is soo cool), read over AMCAS and secondary... practiced mock interviews with friends" -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Looked at this web site, interviewfeedback.com also. Read up on current medical issues. Studied my previous research very thoroughly (probably dont need to do this unless you are applying MD/PhD)" -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Read materials, looked at their fabulous website." -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and engaging people." -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are shiny, new and impressive." -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, faculty and staff enjoyed being at Hopkins." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"students & faculty- they loved the school and while we toured the campus it became obvious why. The facilities, as well, were amazing with even more potential in the new hospital being built." -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The prestige, and the top public health/disparities programs - but literally nothing else..." -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Research opportunities, friendliness of students" -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"New medical school building (and anatomy labs!), new hospital buildings in progress, the rich history of JHU, the new curriculum, the students... everything really." -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything...new facilities, curriculum, people.." -Posted 11/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone I met throughout the day was extremely nice and answered any questions I had. The new curriculum and the new medical school building are amazing. " -Posted 11/02/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything basically." -Posted 10/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources, faculty, and community feel of Hopkins. I sat in on a class taught by a leader in the field, which was pretty cool. While Baltimore has a notorious reputation, it's really not that bad. It's gentrifying and from Hopkins the Baltimore skyline is awesome at night." -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Surprisingly, the awesome people. Especially the 4th years in the waiting room, they really couldn't be more helpful." -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My expectations for JHU were already so high, that it would have been hard for me to be more impressed. However, it is hard to argue with the opportunities that students are given here, the current hospital system as well as the new additions, the communication between students and the faculty, the financial aid for students, and the training that comes with being a JHU medical student. They do these things so well already, that sometimes it is taken for granted." -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital, baltimore, patient population, faculty, the SPH and how easy it is to get an MPH or whatever else you want to do, opportunities available, the students are all awesome..super friendly and down-to-earth" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really fun, the school worked hard to answer all questions." -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The diversity of the students, the seemingly low/moderate stress level" -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really inspired by the students; the faculty seems to really care about teaching and they are very passionate about what they do. Overall, I found the energy of the school to be amazing" -Posted 10/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I love the new building opening next year. I also like that the medical campus is separate from the undergraduate campus." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"simulation center, clinical training" -Posted 10/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The Hospital, 4th year med students, percentage of people who get MPH/MHS" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities available and how large the school is. " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"illustrious faculty, top notch research, students seemed genuinely happy about just about everything except for the crappy location; housing prices are really cheap; the story is that it is not really competitive amongst students anymore; opportunities and resources abound; inner harbor and fells point areas are nice, otherwise the whole city is an enormous ghetto, the city is pretty much dead by 11 o clock at night" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Looking at the snow-covered Med School (from Reed Hall) was an amazing sight. The people were all top notch too " -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty are EXTREMELY nice and helpful." -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The enthusiasm of the students, the diversity of backgrounds in the student body." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is amazing (it just got ranked number 1 in the nation for the 17th year in a row) The campus area is nice--but don't stray away from it..." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone was really nice, and all the students seemed like they loved it there. Also, even though it's in a bad area, the campus security seems very good, almost excessive. I'd feel very safe there. " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Super super friendly students, all enthusiastic and funny and down to earth. And of course, it's Hopkins and has amazing faculty. For example, I had lunch with a guy who made his name in lasik..that was pretty cool." -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Honestly, I was most impressed by the warmth of the learning environment. Before my visit I knew about the excellence of Johns Hopkins' faculty, facilities, and curriculum. However, what left the biggest positive impression on me was the people. Every individual was brilliant, yet inspiring and unique. These are the individuals that anyone would be honored and proud to call colleagues." -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"amazingly friendly and motivated students. plus we walked by the CEO of hopkins and he knew our tourguide's name." -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is not as bad as everyone makes it seem. I was blown away by how NOT ghetto it looked" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"students and faculty, atmosphere" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were really friendly, funny, and genuine (and of course smart and interesting). Presence of Bloomberg is awesome. Research environment seems to be really friendly/collaborative. Interviewers were great people." -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The school has the most variety and depth of opportunities that you can imagine. During the interview, you are treated extremely well and made to feel as comfortable as possible. Wonderful chances to speak with older med students and faculty as well. Small group guided tour was great. " -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, the clinical opportunities, and all the history. It's hopkins afterall. The people were also very nice." -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The clinical training, the opportunities for collaboration in research, and the students and faculty." -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"everyone, especially, the students were really nice and chilled" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nice and laid back students, incredible facilities and opportunities." -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How enthusiastic all of the students were about Hopkins. " -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It's Johns Hopkins; they know their stuff" -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the other students i interviewed with ;)" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The resources and opportunities at Hopkins are unparalleled. If you have an idea and the motivation, you can get it done here. The students were laid back despite my reservations. My interviewer was fantastic--she was genuine and interested by my answers. " -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students--I'd heard some negative rumors, but they were all really friendly, and much more laid-back than I expected. The MS1 class is all REALLY closeknit and have a lot of fun together. Also, my fellow interviewees were amazing. I'm actually keeping in touch with several of them. Obviously, there are tons of opportunities here, and it's a life-long door opener. It's Hopkins!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were much cooler than I expected. They didn't seem intense or elitist at all (which is apparently the reputation that they have)." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! From the 1st year greeters the night before your interview, to the late start (11:30) to the great food, to the faculty, the facilities, the students, and even Baltimore. " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"friendly students, curriculum, accesibility of faculty, compact campus, diverse students and patients, flexibility of clinical curriculum (support for abroad, MPH, etc)" -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The tourguide made the students sound very social and fun, but I'm not sure I saw that in the ones I actually met. The faculty is incredible; the students can find almost any research or clinical opportunity they could possible want, and everyone seems very receptive to welcoming students who want to shadow or work for them. The upcoming construction projects sound very exciting, but wouldn't really affect anyone who started there next year. It is incredibly cheap to live there." -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"students were more laid back than I expected, block scheduling, revamped advising system, shuttle system, gym, unlimited resources for students and you can basically do anything you want to at hopkins" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities, faculty, and students are top-notch. The Dean (Paul White) is very friendly and easy to talk to. The evaluation period in the room full of 4th years was not as bad as some people make it out to be. The student interview was totally relaxed and fun." -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the hospital is alive, so many poeple there, it seems like a place that you can gain alot from." -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything" -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"interviewers were laid back, students seemed happy and interesting, the facilities were awesome." -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the student interviewers were really open and honest about the school and they spent a lot of time relating my interests (and others interests) to opportunities at Hopkins - vast opportunities! they are knowledgable and friendly." -Posted 09/24/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is fantastic and the students are very friendly. I don't sense the cut throat attitude that I heard so much about. Inner Harbor is beautiful and the school has LOADS of opportunities. Definitely a great place!" -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are gorgeous, there are many opportunities to do anything you want to, the professors are amazing, the students are friendly, and the reputation is great. Hopkins grads get the best residencies. " -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"absolutely everything" -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins. Oh, and Hopkins, too. The place has technology and history intertwined beautifully. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities, but still has old Zenith monitors hanging from some lecture hall ceilings to keep a touch of old-days tradition to it." -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The dean of admissions took the time to speak with the students." -Posted 05/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Students were very nice and down-to-earth" -Posted 03/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Facilities were much better than I imagined they would be. Students were enthusiastic about the program. Were very adamant that Hopkins is not as "cutthroat" as it is made out to be. " -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The immensity of resources the school has to offer. The fact that 10 fourth years all were placed in their top 2 choices for residency for neurosurgery. The name goes far." -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students were much more friendly than I was expecting. The faculty seems to really care about helping out the students who ask for help and guidance. Most of the buidings were also connected by covered walkways. Also, the fact that they validated my parking for free was a big plus." -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All the people I met very genuinely kind, caring, and down-to-earth. " -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students that I hung out with were great and very hospitable. The same can be said of the fourth years that are on the ad-com. Also the faculty I met at the lunch were really cool and very nice to us, they seemed like they sincerily like interacting with students. And Baltimore is not nearly as bad as everyone says, the inner harbor area is really cool and there are also a lot of nice options for student housing like canton/fells point, federal hill, etc. And even the area right around the hospital is not that bad at all, I've seen much worse. It will certainly make for some great clinical training." -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty seemed so relaxed and pleasant, engaging the applicants and trying to make us as comfortable as possible. I like the fact that rotations start the spring of 2nd year; the facilities, of course, are outstanding; there seems to be a lot of flexibility in the curriculum, more so than at other schools." -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the students seemed very happy and content. i got a sense that they were the most important assets of the establishment: more important than the famous hospital (and its patients) or the nobel-prize-winning faculty and the world-class research projects that are going on." -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Students did seem happy. Great opportunities/flexibility to pursue additional degrees, travel and research." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"freedom to schedule clinical rotations, rotations start a bit early (spring of 2nd year), easy to get involved in research at hopkins. i am not sure how i felt about baltimore. but there are various housing options available to students who dont like the area." -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The facilities are quite nice; the aura of Hopkins also is hard not to admire, and the students are really friendly and laid back. " -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Great facilities, students seemed happy, area not so bad at all; also the other students at the interview were more diverse in terms of undergraduate institutions and home states than at the Ivy League med schools where I have interviewed" -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The satisfaction and enthusiasm of the med students was quite refreshing." -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students seemed very down to earth and realistic about the good and bad aspects of the school. Also, there was an extended time to interact with students and faculty NOT associated with the admissions office." -Posted 10/14/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The connections between JH and the Peabody Institute, the Hospitals" -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything! The school has such a great atmosphere. The session with the 4th year students is great - it isn't anything to worry about at all. They are all extremely friendly and gave such unique perspectives on the school. They were the ones that really sold me on the school. Besides having a great reputation, Hopkins has so much to offer. The facilities are amazing, and the opportunities for research, community service, international experiences are endless. The students I met all seemed incredibly intelligent and very happy at Hopkins. The environment seemed very noncompetitive - the students seemed more interested in learning than competing. Also, Hopkins has a great school of public health." -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"most everything. Hopkins was amazing. the students and interviewers were all very friendly, but mostly i was impressed with the caliber of the people and their obvious dedication and intelligence. It was inspiring and the energy there was incredible." -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty literally memorized my application - all 6 of them. The hospitals and research labs were all interconnected, and interdisciplinary research is common. The students seemed happy, and the professors really know what they are talking about. They impressed me the most." -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The energy of the school and the students I met. I felt like I was in a truly amazing place while I was there." -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"well besides the obvious, it was nice that they had professors eat lunch with us. they have a lot of great opportunities and connections available to med students." -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year students. They were the first medical students I've come across whom I would actually trust to take care of a sick family member." -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I like Baltimore." -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The hospital is awesome, world-class. You get to treat not only people who fly in to come here, but also a really poor local population from East Baltimore. The faculty seem pretty great, lectures are videotaped. The medical students are "top dog" here, it's a real privilege to be here, and you have so many benefits and opportunities. Plus, the MPH program is easy to get into, though a bit more difficult to find funding." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So many opportunities at Hopkins. Students seem to be very happy and energized about their futures. Great place to become an excellent researcher and clinician. Whatever you want to do in medicine can be achieved at Hopkins. " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. The students are so chill. The facilities are great. The clinical instruction is the best on the planet. The classrooms are kindof dark, but you can take lectures whenever you want (they are videotaped)." -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The school is beautiful" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The outstanding facilities, faculty, and the attitude of the students." -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing facilities, brilliant faculty, briliant students. " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone said that the teachers are excellent and very willing to help the students in any way possible." -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The security on campus was amazing, and the family atmosphere in the MSTP program was very comforting." -Posted 09/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"everything - the dedication of their faculty, caliber of the students (and their friendliness!) and their reputation" -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students really weren't competitive, the facilities were nice, the hospital is #1." -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"overall, people were friendly and were very helpful. despite being in baltimore, students seem to like it there." -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I obviously knew that Johns Hopkins has an impressive reputation, but I expected to go up there and meet a bunch of stuffy people who thought that they were better than everyone. This totally was not the case. The faculty was really nice and the students were extremely nice and down to earth. These are just normal people - with impressive records!" -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I really got a sense of the strong history and tradition at Hopkins. The hospital and medical school are filled with portraits of past leaders in medicine. There is a kind of haunting predestination about Hopkins. The watchful eyes of the deceased in the portraits lead to the feeling that, if you walk these halls, you will emerge into the medical elite. It's creepy, but also inspiring. There aren't many women or minorities in those portraits though, but that certainly was not a reflection of the amazingly diverse student body at Hopkins. " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Amazing, friendly people; amazing resources--top researchers in every clinical, scientific, and policy field are delighted to find med students interested in their area; quality of hospital and diversity of caseload; gave Reid Hall guests free pass to gym" -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The happiness of students--they seemed to genuinely believe that competition was not a problem at all. We were told that Hopkins switched from letter grades to Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail to remove the perception from applicants that Hopkins is a very competitive place--they said the change has not made any real difference since people were not competitive to begin with. They said 80% of students get pass, and those students get top residencies anyway, simply because they come from Hopkins. The students were so nice, and down to earth. Facilities were nice, though not quite as nice as I had expected, but the educational program is obviously very strong. Random fact: Hopkins anatomy exams do not include lab practicals. (Though I could see this being a negative also.)" -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Just about everything, the faculty, the 4th year students, the 1st year greeters, the campus..." -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins' excellence. I knew it was the number one school, but I was still impressed when I was there, and hearing about all the institution's accomplishments made me really want to go there. The statistics were excellent for residency choices, boards, etc. " -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything. This place is amazing. Facilities, faculty, everything. The other interviewees were very impressive and friendly, I'd love to go to school with them." -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the facilities are second to none, as expected, but unexpectedly, the student body was so chill and down to earth... great people, quite a nice surprise. In addition, the neighborhood was not nearly as bad as i thought it would be." -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dome. Its pretty cool!!! Pretty big hospital. Students do accomplish some pretty amazing stuff. I met a student who is taking 3 years off to pursue a JD. " -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Lunch!" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The flexibility of the clinical years and how devoted the faculty seemed to really teaching the students and talking to them about anything." -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the history of Hopkins" -Posted 11/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Med students were cool. Hopkins' history is amazing. Interviewees were pretty cool too. Commitment to community service. Professors' dedication to both research and teaching." -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the tradition" -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The fact that such a high percentage of their med students get into one of the top residency programs in the country -- class times only from 8am-1pm" -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The atmosphere at JHU (mainly the hospitals). Also, the clinical training in the 3rd and 4th years sounds amazing. Plus, it sounds like Hopkins gives out lots of grant $$ !!" -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students, the faculty, the hospital, the history, the reputation...everything." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"JHU seemed to really encourage both research (clinical and basic) as well as clinical work. All the students commented on the excellent teaching skills of faculty and residents. The old hospital, now the administration building, is beautiful, especially at night. A majority of the students I met had participated in research or rotations abroad. " -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the clinical facilities - the hospital is the best in the world" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The teaching experience is incredible here. We met many doctors who were interested in talking to the applicants. They were all very friendly and seemed to love teaching students" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students and faculty were great. " -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"EVERYTHING about Hopkins was awesome, the students and faculty were probably the most impressive. Very accomplished yet still very down to earth, nice people." -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Incredible research opportunities available in every area of medical science; possibility of doing research at the NIH while at Hopkins; Clinical training in 3rd and 4th years is unparalleled in my opinion." -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The other interviewees...what a diverse group! The facilities (research and clinical) were outstanding. I (unlike many people) find the location to be an asset - in the middle of a community that really needs good medical care, what an opportunity!" -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Being grilled by the student interviewer after the med students said that the student interviews were very relaxed. Just caught me off-guard and left my confidence a little shaken." -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer had no interest in having a conversation with me. He wanted to ask his questions and write down my answers. Later on, he was on his cellphone instead of interacting with applicants. The admissions staff set an odd tone for the day too; I felt like we were being judged constantly, as we interacted with each other and with the medical students who "mingled" with us. Of course, you ARE being judged the whole day, but it wasn't subtle here." -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I heard a lot about the dangers of living in Baltimore." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"...admissions officer was about 10 mins late to start the day; however, this mishap was soon forgotten as we began discussing the school specifics" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very "stuffy" atmosphere of the students, and elitist attitude, interview group was a good combo of elitists from the west coast and poindexters from the east coast. BALTIMORE, the dorms are absolutely atrocious, really can't walk around anywhere." -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore was worse than I expected, and there was a multiple shooting at the hospital. Also, the vast majority of first year students live in a dorm, but I guess this helps reduce the stress of moving to B'more." -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was a little intimidated by all the interviewees from "brand name" schools." -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing!" -Posted 11/02/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Weird forced conversation with the MS4s" -Posted 10/18/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was harassed for my religious beliefs and lifestyle choices by the student interviewer. Admissions screwed up my interview date, which resulted in poor housing during my stay. Another minority student and I were harassed by security on our way to the interview and were almost arrested for being on the campus. It took the admissions director intervening on our behalf to mitigate the situation. Also, I was on my own for one meal and could not find accessible food on campus, as I was not allowed in any buildings. I ended up wandering around inner city Baltimore at night looking for dinner." -Posted 04/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything else was pretty standard (facilities, curriculum, etc.). Plus, Baltimore = Ghetto." -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is not for everyone. Ask many questions about this city, get to know both the good and bad, and decide for yourself if it'll be a good fit." -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the food at lunch was the worst I've had at an interview yet" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The group interview environment is exhausting." -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the dorm that we stayed in, though it wasn't as bad as previous posts made it seem" -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No merit scholarships :(" -Posted 10/24/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a ton of ambulance sirens." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"a lot of lecture time, minimal early patient contact" -Posted 10/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Having lived in Baltimore for my undergraduate years, I'm already used to this city. But if I've never been to Baltimore before and I just walked around on the streets for the first time, I'd say I would have gotten a negative impression of the city. " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is extremely ghetto and there is not much to do there at all, there is no family medicine department or rotation at hopkins" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall was pretty cramped. " -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wasn't too hot on the location. I need grass, trees, and sky. But this is available in a 30 min drive." -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interview was really intense, nto conversational at all. The guy was a blank wall, I had no idea what he was thinking and he kept asking me really hard questions." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I had only heard a little about how competitive the students at Hopkins are, but literally every person whom we spoke with actually brought up the fact that everyone is very helpful and not at all competitive. I don't know why they felt the need to reinforce that so much...it made me a little suspicious." -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. I'm sad the new building won't be up till '09, but really, whether or not your room has 5 plasma screens isn't going to be the determining factor of how good your education will be :)" -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Perhaps the only negative aspect of my visit was the frantic period between the tour and the first interview. I would have liked a minute to collect myself, but such a detail was minor indeed." -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"at the lunch, our faculty member really didn't make conversation flow. the financial aid presentation was boring (and should be optional)" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The new med school building wont be ready for my first year" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"lecture halls for 1st and 2nd years (old) but they are building new facilities" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore. But I think I could handle it." -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The neighborhood--but I wasn't expecting much better." -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"-" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"School is in the projects." -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The area that surrounds Hopkins is a bit dodgy. Also, the fact that my interviewer had barely skimmed through my file prior to interviewing me (she admitted this to me). " -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Let's see... the students talking about spending so much time at the bar, instead of studying, and that they have to be on antibiotics (not sure if that was a 'I am out all night and my body is worn down so I got sick' or 'I did something else'), JH is in a really ghetto part of Baltimore, but that didn't bother me too much; the policemen on every corner provided a great deal of security." -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore's a much rougher city than I expected, yet that probably means the clinical opportunities are superb. The multi-tiered grading system seems to cause a lot of competition between students (although it wasn't evident or they were good at hiding it)" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall looks like a mental institution--yikes. And Baltimore still scares me,: even though everyone at Hopkins says it's not as bad as its rap, it doesn't exactly seem good either." -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The neighborhood around the school isn't great. But I also wouldn't mind living in another part of the city and just driving or taking the light rail to school." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Really, nothing. Baltimore, despite its really bad rep is actually a really nice city. I got a chance to actually explore a little bit, and the Inner Harbor is beautiful. " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the actual interviews weren't great - very short - they just asked a few basic questions - not enough to "get to know me" - also, sitting in the room with all the 4th years seemed a bit much (they just answer questions really, and after a few hours of asking questions and hearing about the school, this just seems overboard)" -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"East Baltimore. It sounds like it's going to change completely pretty soon, but for now it doesn't seem like a nice area to live, especially if you don't think you'll have a car and can get out of the area a bit. The current pre-clinical teaching building looks like a basement even if you're on the third floor; it felt dark and almost dirty, and the new one won't be ready for years." -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall, Baltimore will definitely take some adjusting to, not a good public transportation system so you need a car to get around, parking for first and second years is $115/month" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The competition is so high among your other interviewees, you can taste it. In a room of 10 people, you know that 2 or fewer have a shot at getting in, so there is some competition for attention during the group evaluation. My interview with the faculty member was very stressful and he seemed disinterested and distant; or was it just that he was acting that way to see what I would do?" -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The tourguide said he never studies because he is in medical school and the whole time he talk to the harvard girl because he went there himself and ignore the rest of us" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing comes to mind" -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The school did nothing to make us feel welcome (no welcome packet, no brochures, etc. just a financial aid handout)" -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Being from California, the weather sucked (it rained and was really humid), but that doesn't really matter. They name drop quite a bit, but I guess when you've accomplished a lot as they have, it's okay. Baltimore isn't as ghetto as it's made out to be, but it's not a paradise either." -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is scary. There are lots of murders and muggings. Unemployment is 50%." -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Much time was spent with 4th year medical students while waiting for faculty and student interviews, but it was difficult to tell how they were evaluating us." -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Yeah, it's in the hood. But the campus itself is almost in its own little world, and the security presence has practically eliminated any negatives within campus. Also, Reed Hall was an experience. My prison cell of a room had nothing but a clock-radio, and the radio part didn't work." -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Too long to list, see summary." -Posted 05/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"None" -Posted 03/06/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing." -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process was annoying" -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The location isn't the best part of the city, but the campus is relatively safe. The tour of the school itself was fairly abbreviated. I would have liked to seem more of the actual units." -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There are some very poor neighborhoods near the Hopkins medical campus, and car break-ins/theft seem to be a problem in the area. " -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The student facilities (reed hall, lecture halls, eating/studying options) were much worse than I was expecting. Also my interviewer made a bad impression on me, although everyone else I interacted with was great." -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The "group assessment" done by current 4th years - they sat with us in the room and looked at us expectantly, and we were supposed to ask questions while they scoped out our personalities. I'm not really sure what the objective was. " -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the buildings/campus was very dull and ugly. the neighborhood did not seem too safe. we kept hearing of the widely-acclaimed faculty but, apart from my faculty interviewer, we didn't meet any faculty that seemed that top notch." -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I felt there was just a general lack of enthusiasm/energy to the day. The facilities (at the least the pre-clinical teaching building) is old and dark. I left wondering what the big deal is about Hopkins, because I was not very impressed. I was also negatively impressed and suspicious when I heard two different students tell the exact same anecdote to try to convince us that the atmosphere is not as competitive as rumor would have it. Seems like it came out of some handbook. Reed hall is not a nice place at all. Think cinder block and shared bathrooms. Also, Hopkins does not have merit-based aid." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the weather. reed hall." -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The nearly three-hour session with the 4th years got nerve-wracking at times. Had no idea how much say the 4th years who didn't interview me had with committee. That part of the day got to be drawn out, but not stressful...just it was hard trying to find questions to ask for nearly 2-3 hours. " -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The informal session with the 4th year students-- conversation seemed a little contrived." -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall rooms, the necessity for tight security around the hospital, and in general the city of Baltimore were not very encouraging." -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Often, just dropping the name "Hopkins" seemed like it should be enough of an explanation (E.g. "How does this school do as far as residency placement?" "Well, it is Hopkins..."). Also, the session with 4th year med students on the admissions committee was a little stressful." -Posted 10/14/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall, the lack of connection between JH med and undergrad (they have seperate gyms)" -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The only part I didn't like is that the area around campus is very unsafe." -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore was freezing, and the general public in the area isn't really friendly. " -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I couldn't find a Starbucks - or anything else for that matter, near the school. I'm used to a school where you can walk to eateries and shops. Not the case with Hopkins. But then again, isn't that what everyone says about JHU - it's in the "ghetto", yadda yadda yadda." -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the neighborhood is not the best" -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The dorm is ghetto, ghetto, ghetto! Even the suites." -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I met very few students, and the student tour guide said more than once, 'Even if I weren't happy here, I couldn't tell you, because it's my job to say I like it.' also, the classrooms were depressing." -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Mingling with the 4th-year students, but having it count toward the selection process just felt unnatural. I wanted to ask questions, but I was afraid it'd reflect negatively on me if I asked it the wrong way, and I didn't want to ask too many for fear of looking like I was hogging "Air time" from other students. At one point, I was in the middle of a conversation about an unrelated topic with other interviewees and two med students, when all of a sudden, one med student got up and told me to come with him for our interview. It's really just weird. Probably don't need to worry so much about looking nice, but the atmosphere just felt so ridiculous to me, since there were definitely some people who were playing "Joe Millionaire" and trying to look memorable." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"As I have heard, Baltimore is not as fun as other cities. Reed Hall wasn't great. But rent in Baltimore is cheap on the other hand. " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall. Its kindof ghettoish, but everyone lives there--very social." -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around the school looks like Compton, CA." -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The location of the school within the city." -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Even Baltimore isn't so bad. " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Certain events seemed to lack organization. At lunch we all had assigned seats, but many of the doctors and medical students just took random seats. I ended up with a couple other interview candidates and one MD/PhD student who hardly talked." -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Parking and traffic were a nightmare." -Posted 09/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the tour, but hurricane isabel was starting and they had cancelled classes but kept interviews going, so we had to have the tour inside and the tunnels were dingy but functional - a lot of the campus is functional at the expense of some of the aesthetics. if you like a pretty campus, might want to think of another school..." -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is quite slummy and the med center is in the heart of it. They have police on campus so it's safe there but don't wander more than a block outside the safe zone." -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Well, Reed Hall isn't exactly luxurious... but not many dorms are. Most of the students still live there first year though in order to adjust and meet people. I wasn't really negatively impressed by anything, to tell you the truth." -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everyone kept denying that competition is prevalent at Hopkins. I heard this so many times, that I started to believe that there was a cover-up underway. The students seemed really insecure about their reputation as intense, competitive people. Also, the admissions office made it sound like the changing of the grading policy was a marketing ploy to alleviate the stereotype of competition held by applicants and outsiders. The truth is that the grading system is essentially the same. They now have Honors, High Pass, and Pass instead of A,B,C, but the grade distributions in each category are unchanged. I left Hopkins feeling that competition is indeed prevalent." -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Surrounding neighborhood is sketchy, but the security of the campus is very good, and at any rate, it provides an opportunity to practice urban medicine." -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall is not great, but it's better than I expected. They put interviewers in singles, but most med students stay in 4-room suites, which are much nicer. Baltimore, especially the area surrounding the campus seems to be the biggest downside of Hopkins. " -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall is a dump, but that was no surprise..." -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really" -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore isn't New York. It's not the greatest place to be. It's not a bad place to be, but it's not my first choice location either. " -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"not too much, to be honest" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"REED HALL!!! Absolutely terrible facilities!!! I still cant conceive how people stay in those cells. The area around the school/hospital is also pretty bad. All in all, I was not impressed by Baltimore at all! It really affected my perception of JHU" -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewer" -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given the impression that Baltimore isn't the best city to live in." -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore" -Posted 11/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Neighborhood and the 'school bus' shuttle." -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The Dorm...Reed Hall" -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It's location in Baltimore -- shady part of town." -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The relatively traditional curriculum, lack of technological innovations in the first two years, and the surrounding neighborhood. Also, I did not care for the Sorority/Fraternity Rush-style "get to know you" with fourth-year students and fellow interviewees. The conversations were canned and strained at times since the 4th years were on the admissions committee and were clearly making mental notes and comparisons- ugh! It was intense!" -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The area isn't great, but I didn't mind it that much. I didn't get a chance to stay in Reed Hall but I hear it's not the greatest. The classrooms are kind of dark." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed hall was the worst dorm I've ever stayed at, and I've been in a lot of dorms. Don't stay there because it will bias you against the school. The part of the hall where interviewees stay is composed of single rooms that are really nasty. The medical school students all stay in a different wing that is composed of suites. The suite section was marginally better than the singles but still not very nice. Half of the first year class usually stays in Reed Hall. After that, people live elsewhere. Because the neighborhood is bad, students don't live near the school, but have to communte about 20 minutes every day if they don't live in Reed. " -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the pre-clinical facilities - for such a rich school they can move out of the 70's" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The area around campus" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall was horribly depressing and the surrounding area was a little scary (which is not all bad)" -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall kind of reminded me of a jail cell... and the area immediately surrounding the medical center seemed kinda scary... but otherwise, Baltimore is beautiful and under-rated. Head down to the inner harbor and visit the undergrad campus while you are there!" -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the area around the medical campus is not good, as i'm sure you've heard before" -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Reed Hall (med student dorm) wow, what a dump!" -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I had known how much I would love it but that it would be my worst interview." -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I'd had an answer prepared for the two questions that BOTH interviewers asked: 1) Describe a mistake you made and what you learned and 2) Describe a team experience that went well (/poorly) and why." -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had checked the weather the morning before my interview." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"n.a." -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was debating on going in the first place due to the area it was in, but I figured I'd have to see for myself. It's as bad as they say it is, and probably wouldn't have gone if I did know that." -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Just how bad Baltimore actually was (traffic, drugs on the street, safety issues, lack of significant green space, etc.)." -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Traffic leaving Baltimore was pretty horrible." -Posted 02/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're driving in, get there earlier rather than later as parking can be a problem" -Posted 11/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't take the subway! The $3 you are saving are not worth the time/multiple transfers/inconvenience/sketchiness!" -Posted 09/02/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"What to do during the time when I woke up (~7am) and the interview ~11am." -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That what we are told from the fourth years REALLY doesn't apply to us, considering the revamping of the curriculum and all the new, amazing construction." -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That there would be 16 of us there!" -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"to eat a big breakfast and bring a snack because the lunch wasn't good and all that was offered the rest of the day was cookies and chips...I was sooo hungry by the end." -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Try not to sit in the corners of the waiting room, you want to stake out a good spot for the semi-interview meeting with med students. I recommend going to the meet-and-greet the night before in Reed Hall, it was pretty fun and I feel like I got a good impression of the students there." -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I knew that JHU only has one patch of grass." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"How old/inadequate Reed Hall is." -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really. " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It is really easy to get an MD/MPH from the top public health school in the country if you are interested" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I was better prepared for the hang out session with the 4th years while we were waiting on our interviewers. I felt like I was not sociable enough." -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known the nature of the faculty interview. I was expecting something really laid-back (my other interviews were that way) and I was caught off guard. " -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was so relaxed and fun. You do probably need to be a social/talkative person to enjoy it though since there's a lot of group interaction. I personally really like baltimore, it gets a bad rap, but there's lots of fun things to do here." -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I discovered that I truly love almost everything about Johns Hopkins! This may sound over the top, but Johns Hopkins really does an amazing job of selling their program during the interview day." -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"just relax! also, the interview with the fourth-year student is closed file (the faculty interview is not)" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That JH students are really relaxed and non-competitive" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The people are so much more friendly and relaxed than I had expected and the interview is extremely low-stress...they just want to get to know you!" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"-" -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"More easygoing student body than I would have thought." -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That Hopkins interviews are relaxing and not stressful." -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Strange interview set up: One faculty interview, 45 minutes, open file, one student interview, 15 minutes, closed file, but as you're waiting for your turn to interview, you're in a room with M4s, and you have to make conversation with them, and they are on the committee..." -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"that it's not a high stress interview. its very laid back and the people are really supportive!" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving on the East Coast is nuts. They're crazy aggressive (I'm a midwesterner)." -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"that Hopkins students aren't crazy gunners. And that the "refreshments" at the Greeters session are basically a bag of candy, so, eat dinner!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins doesn't have their students do rotations in primary care/family medicine. Nor do they really have faculty of that specialty." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You can take music classes at the Peabody! " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"that my interviews would be so general...I wouldn't have wasted time preparing" -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That it was by sheer miracle I got the interview-- I was surrounded by Ivey Leaguers and felt pretty out of place and intimidated." -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"that there is nothing to be worried about" -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins is looking for a certain type of person. The interview day was set up to favor the most outgoing applicants. The down time with 4th year students was not the cutthroat competition that some people have complained about, but if you don't know much about pop culture, you won't be noticed, because that's what most of the discussion is about. I wish I had known this beforehand, because I would not have wasted my money applying to Hopkins. Oh, and make sure you take flip flops if you're staying in Reid, since the shared showers are kind of gross. And there's nowhere to hang your towel." -Posted 11/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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. " -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"that the sky is brown over Baltimore" -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No merit-based scholarships. Bummer. " -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"They want you to have about 1000000 questions for them because you sit around with admissions committee members in a group interview for about 2.5 hours. " -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had known that it was useless to be so stressed and nervous beforehand." -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I forgot to pack a belt. Also, being from a smaller city, the subway scared the living hell out of me. But I live here now, so I'll have to get used to it." -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That Hopkins has a unique personality that doesn't fit mine." -Posted 05/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is COLD (at least, it was when I was there). " -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview process." -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Bring gloves for winter weather." -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Take advantage of the hosting program, it is a great opportunity to learn about the school and mentally prepare yourself for the interview in a relaxed setting. Students who stayed with hosts off-campus seemed to have gotten more out of the experience than students who stayed at Reed Hall. " -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins has a great setup for the clinical years and Baltimore is not that horrible." -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"No big surprises." -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All of the things I discussed above." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"they are discussing changes in the curriculum. i didnt ask much about it. sounds like the earliest time changes would take place is in the 2nd year for the class of 2009." -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Eh, I knew Baltimore wasn't the greatest, but the area around Hopkins is livable. " -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That the cab drivers are always late-- almost missed my bus back to Cornell!" -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish I had believed people when they described Baltimore as "ghetto."" -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There is a LOT of talking to other interviewees, students, faculty, etc., so be prepared with lots of questions. " -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That Hopkins has moved from a letter grade system to Honors/HP/P/F. Also, that there is no formal MD/MPH dual degree program, but it is still possible to pursue both degrees while at Hopkins." -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That it would be so cold. " -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"You are very limited in food options - only fast food close by was Popeye's, I got in late and I was hungry, and I was very limited in my options. We ate at Mamma Mia's in the morning - good cheap food but definitely not room service." -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Not to stress, it really was one of my beter interviews (I thought)." -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewers do not stick to the schedule. Don't schedule an early return flight." -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"M.S. involves a problem with the mylenating cells of the CNS" -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want to visit a class, you have to get clearance, otherwise security will throw you out of the Preclinical teaching building. Look at a map before you get here, parking, Reed Hall, and the Broadway Research Building might take a while to navigate to, with all of Baltimore's one-way streets." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That I wouldn't be able to sleep in Reed Hall. Loud and uncomfortable. But its a dorm, what did I expect? " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"RELAX! Just relax. If you get an interview at Hopkins and honestly love what you are doing, know what you are talking about, and can carry a conversation, things will go well. If you are a tool, you probably won't get in." -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"People are down to earth" -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"methods of transportation in the city" -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is the syphilis capital of the world, and top 3 in gonorrhea. " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My day ended at 3:30 p.m., even though they said to plan to stay until 5 p.m." -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"MD/PhD interviews are really easy." -Posted 09/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing" -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two options for getting to campus. If you're brave and it's daytime, take the light rail to the civic center and then the subway to the med center (see an earlier post for details). They're $1.35 each. Otherwise, you can take the shuttle to the marriott ($18 round trip, $11 one-way) and then a cab ($5-7). " -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"We interviewed on the last day of interviews, which is kind of scary... but the faculty told us that all of the spots are not filled yet, so I guess we really aren't at a disadvantage." -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you're coming from California, Hawaii or the South, make sure you check the weather reports before you go. That place is COLD!" -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I knew this ahead of time, fortunately (from the general JHU Web site, not the JHMI information): If you have time, take the light rail from the airport to Penn station, and catch the shuttle (free) or taxi ($5) from there. Much cheaper ($1.35) than a cab from the airport." -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Transportation from BWI to Reed Hall: Go to the International Terminal of the airport, and walk outside to buy a Light Rail Ticket ($1.35-exact change is best). Take the Light Rail to the LEXINGTON MARKET stop. Walk half a block in the direction the Light Rail was taking you, turn left, then walk 3/4 block to the Lexington Market Metro Station (Look for the "M" signs). The Metro also costs $1.35--again, try to have exact chage. Take the Metro to the last stop--JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL stop. When you get out, the Hopkins "DOME" will be obvious. Reed Hall faces the Dome (look on the campus map they mail you to find it). The whole trip takes about 50 minutes, but it will save you lots of $$ as a cab will cost about $25-$30. Also, if you stay at Reed Hall, you should know that even though the interview day starts at 11:30am, check out time is 10:00am." -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing, they keep everything open and light." -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing much really, I read all the comments on this web page, so I pretty much knew what was going to happen. If I hadn't, it would've been good to know about sitting in the room with fourth years who were evaluating us, although there wasn't any when I was there since they were all on break. When they were there though (for all of five minutes), it was no stress at all. " -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The students don't deserve their competitive rep. They are extremely hard working, but not trying to beat everyone else. This is definitely not a party school though. " -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"i was pretty well informed thanks to you wonderful interview feedback folk!" -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Baltimore is a shady city." -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Driving in Baltimore is rough after the interview (around 5 p.m.). You might want to take a cab." -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"learned about flexibility in clinical years, classes at the peabody, jhu undergrad campus. found about some ethnic restaurants in the city, some city highlights and history. not yet convinced about things to do in the city... feels like you can run out of things to do real fast." -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"how bad reed hall was" -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"That for a couple hours we'd be sitting in a room with all the other applicants and med students who were supposed to be "chatting" with us but were at the same time evaluating us" -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Your can take your core clerkships anytime during your 3rd and 4th years. That way you can be sure of your interests and get lots of experience and letters of recommendation. " -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins is affiliated with the Peabody Institute (arts/music) and the undergrad campus such that all medical students can take a class for free every semester. How cool is that!" -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Should have stayed with a student." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the low -stress friendliness of almost everyone there - very warm collaborative environment " -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"People from all over the world come to Johns Hopkins Hospital." -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Travel to the school - you can take the light rail to the subway to get to the school and save some $$ (you can get to the school for $2.50 instead of paying a cab $25-30), the subway drops off right by Reed Hall and the med center. Head to the international terminal at the airport and buy a light rail ticket for about $1.25 (? I think) and head toward Hopkins Hospital, at the Lexington Market stop, get off of the train and walk about 1.5 blocks to the subway entrance, buy a ticket ($1.25), and take the subway to the last stop - Hopkins Hospital. *NOTE* I would not reccomend walking through Lexington Market after dark, especially if you are by yourself... I think you can also catch the subway @ Penn Station, but I don't know if that area is any better." -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There were a couple of labs that I didnt know about beforehand that I wish I had known about so I could read some of their publications and meet with the principal investigators." -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There was a time where all applicants were in a room with fourth year med students who were ad comm members...what a stressful hour! People wanted to catch the attention of the 4th years, but not be TOO annoying, definately my least favorite part of the day." -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Positive experience as a whole." -Posted 09/21/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Largely, this wasn't a comfortable or warm interview day. In part this depends on who your interviewers are, but it was also the larger structure of the day." -Posted 09/15/2013 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I got a very positive impression overall. Hopkins is among my top choices." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"great day- one of the best interviews of the entire season in terms of complete school overview, tour, and student opinion" -Posted 11/06/2011 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty Interviewer: Repeatedly yawned in front of me during the interview and dressed in sweats. Clearly didn't want to be there. Student Interviewer: Meh, just got the general vibe he didn't like me - I felt like he thought I wasn't interesting The Waiting Room: You ARE critqued by interviewers while waiting in the waiting room and talking with them. I don't care what anyone says - it DOES inherently create an awkward and artificial tone. Overall, really only the prestige, and maybe the public health/disparities side is intriguing. New curriculum seemed good also, but that's it. Interviewed at several other elite schools, and only school where admissions staff and tour guides were openly obnoxious. Really just did not like it here - not a good fit at all." -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Excellent school in a place where I wouldn't want to live. I could tolerate Baltimore, but I think it would add to my stress level. Contrary to some other reviews, I enjoyed the hang out session with the MS4s and thought it was a good idea." -Posted 11/07/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"<3 Hopkins" -Posted 11/13/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"GETTING TO JHMI (TIPS FROM A JHU UNDERGRADUATE) From the airport: Take the MARC train to Baltimore Penn Station (it costs around $5.00). There is a FREE Hopkins shuttle that runs from Penn Station (train station) to the medical school. The shuttle is quite reliable. You will pick it up on the St. Paul side of Penn Station (take a left when you exit the front door of the train station, and wait at the bus stop shelter). The bus will usually be a big blue and white bus that says "Johns Hopkins" on the side, but may also be a school bus or a white bus (if the normal one is broken). You can access the shuttle schedule here: http://www.parking.jhu.edu/shuttles_jhmi_homewood.html Click on the "Shuttle Schedule" link on the right to see the most recent schedule. The next stop after Penn Station is the Peabody Conservatory, so stay on the bus. The next stop after the Peabody Conservatory is the Hampton House on the JHMI campus. GET OFF HERE! Reed Hall is the building next to the Hampton House (same side of the street as the bus stop). If you are heading toward the admissions building, cross the street from where you got off and continue down North Broadway." -Posted 09/02/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviews with 4th year students, individually, are closed file. Interview with the Adcom faculty member are open file. While you're waiting to have your interview you're being evaluated by the 4th years (1-2) that wait in the room with you. Also, stay with a student host if at all possible. My student host helped me out with a tie when I realized that I hadn't brought one." -Posted 02/14/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The whole "get a seat in the center of the waiting room so you can talk to the 4th years who are grading you" is bogus. There were 16 people applicants in the waiting room and everyone got involved, chitchatted, and had a pretty awesome time, it wasn't stressful at all. I want to go back there and party with them there! Also, BEWARE: Reed Hall is a dump!" -Posted 01/29/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I went into this interview already knowing some of JHU's greatest strengths and was pleased to see that most are true. You may have a larger interview group like me, but the way that they split us up for specific activities worked well in my opinion. The lunch, and subsequent chat with fourth year students before interviews can be a little awkward at first, but if you have good things to ask and state, you'll be fine. My faculty interviewer was very nice, had access to my whole application, and had a set list of questions already. My student interviewer was very casual but thorough. Just relax and let your true personality shine forth. I had a good day and left with many reasons to consider Johns Hopkins seriously if given the chance." -Posted 01/24/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"awesome school" -Posted 01/23/2009 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty interview was open file and student interview was closed file." -Posted 11/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Much has been said about the period in which interviewers sit with older med students on the admissions committee...as one doctor there put it to me before my interview, that part is "just to weed out the pricks". On the whole the med students were very kind and we talked about all kinds of things...just show you're a well-mannered and kind person. Both interviewers were very nice, interviews were conversational, I was quite impressed all around. It has also been noted that the school is right in the ghetto, which it definitely is. Other parts of Baltimore are pretty nice though, and the rents are low." -Posted 11/14/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Johns Hopkins is a pretty impressive school in comparison to many other medical schools I have seen." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"one open-file 45 minute faculty interview and one closed-file 15 minute student interview." -Posted 10/10/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything except my faculty interviewer was great. " -Posted 01/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"2 interviews: one faculty (30 min) and one student (15-20min). Both were really low-stress" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The tour was nice, there is a ripped Jesus on steroids statue in the bell tower area. We got sent to a lounge area and then were pulled out for interviews. One is a 15 minute closed file with a 4th yr med student. The other is a 45 minute open file with a faculty member. Sitting in the lounge and chatting with the 4th yr meds. By then, we already had so much opportunity to ask questions that we mostly talked about social stuff" -Posted 01/15/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There are two interviews (4th year student closed file and faculty open file) and yet you're being evaluated while in the waiting room with the other applicants and 4th years. I really enjoyed the tour and the lunch. I stayed with a student host who took me around town and gave me more insight into the school. It was a blast." -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"A little overwhelming. It was my first one so I didn't do as well as I could have, but on the whole everyone was very kind and they gave me lots of opportunities to showcase myself." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Stayed at Reed Hall (didn't go to Greeters the night before, but I heard that was really great). Breakfast (buy your own) and chatting with other applicants (15 of us there) Orientation (boring), lunch with faculty and student (our student didn't show up), tour by a student, two interviews, one with a M4 (closed file) and the other with a faculty member (open file)." -Posted 11/10/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Two interviews: my first was 15 minutes, with a student, and the second was 45, with a faculty member. " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Financial aid talk, then lunch with faculty, then interviews. Student interview closed file, very informal and very enjoyable, just be ready to talk about your life A LOT. Then hung out in the ''group room'' and then interviewed with faculty which was a little more formal and structured, but still pretty relaxed and conversational. Oh, the students you hang out with in the group room are on the committee, and get to cast a preliminary vote, but don't get an official final vote, just fyi. " -Posted 10/19/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was simply blown away by Johns Hopkins. From witnessing the collegiality present between the fellows and the other physicians during a Grand Rounds session to interacting with the current students, it is readily apparent that the greatest asset of Johns Hopkins is its medical community. As such, they invest greatly in making sure every member is as well trained as possible. The curriculum includes journal clubs, clinician shadowing, traditional lectures, small group sessions, and several special courses (like Physician and Society) that cover the issues that will become increasingly pertinent to the profession. I cannot say enough good things about my interview day, the curriculum, and Johns Hopkins in general. It was a great honor just to visit such an amazing institution." -Posted 09/29/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The day is divided up into two parts: the morning where you are not being evaluated and then a total immersion with admissions people. After the lunch with faculty and the tour, you sit in a room with fourth years and just chat. Hint: don't try too hard to impress them, you look dumb. The student interview is really really laid back, just be yourself. Same advice for the faculty interview, only he or she has all your information and can ask about grades etc. Big hint: look over your experiences you listed on your primary so you don't forget to mention it in the interview!" -Posted 09/24/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Everything I thought about JH was wrong. People are very laid back, friendly, etc. Lecturers are nobel prize winners. apply early. i submitted my application mid july, was one of the first interviewees" -Posted 09/17/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"GREAT" -Posted 03/01/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I'd already been accepted to my top choice (Cornell), and went into this interview not really expecting to be impressed enough to choose Baltimore over NYC. But the school is really amazing, and the people (faculty as well as MD-PhD students) were wonderful. Also had incredible crabcakes for dinner." -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The day was planned to maximize your opportunities to learn about the school and show the admissions committee who you are. Day began at 11:30 and ended at 4:30 and there was a looseness to they way that the day progressed. The interviews were entirely conversational and relatively brief. " -Posted 01/16/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Arrived and sat with fellow applicants for 20min, then had introduction by dean and financial aid. Lucnh with faculty and MS3s, followed by a tour with same MS3s. Then back to admissions waiting for interview. You're waiting with fellow applicants and MS4s who are on adcom. There's plenty of time to ask them questions and just chat (be sure to say something). One of the MS4s calls you back for a 15min, closed-file interview. Then back to waiting with others for the longer, open-file faculty interview." -Posted 01/07/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Two days, four interviews one day, two interviews the next day, lots of time with current students. The MSTP office is exceptionally well run." -Posted 12/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviwer wasn't the nicest person ever, but it still went well. The student interview is closed-file, but still counts just as much as the faculty interviewer. " -Posted 11/10/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts at 1130, which is nice because of extra sleep. Starts with brief intro. and financial aid talk, then lunch. Student led tour in small groups was pretty informative. Then there's two interviews: open-file with faculty and close-file with 4th year student. Anytime you're not in an interviews you're in a room with fellow interviewees and 4th years. This is not as bad as it sounds, just don't be stuck in a corner. The students are very nice, so it's easy to feel comfortable." -Posted 10/22/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"We started the day meeting the other interviewees in the waiting room of the admissions office. There is a brief introduction and then a financial aid presentation which in total takes about 25 minutes. There is a lunch that follows. There are MD's as well as medical students at the lunch who are not on the adcomm. They are there to answer questions and are very friendly. Lunch is followed by a quick tour and then back to the admissions office. Once in the admissions office you are joined by several 4th year students who are on the adcomm. They sit and talk with you until the interviewer calls you back. Following the faculty interview, one of the 4th years (who are in the waiting room with you) will take you back into another room for a closed file interview. The rest of the time, you wait for everyone to finish both of their interviews and know it is time to leave when the refreshments are hastily removed from the area. All in all, great interview experience at Hopkins!" -Posted 10/12/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Like I said, very odd. My faculty interviewer talked for about 40 of the 45 minutes." -Posted 10/04/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"i thought it went really well. much better than i had pictured. i imagined all these hard ethical questions and i really didn't get any!" -Posted 10/02/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a great time. There's a meet-and-greet the night before with a tour of Reed Hall. I really like the idea of a dorm setting to create community between the students. The next day, there was the option of visiting classes in the morning. The day formally started at 11:30am with Dean White speaking to us about admissions and financial aid. We had a lunch with students and faculty at small tables, took a brief tour of campus, and returned for an open-file faculty interview and a closed-file student interview. If you get a chance to travel, inner-Harbor is gorgeous." -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, a great visit. Staying in Reed was a lot of fun since it gave me time to bond with other interviewees and talk to more Hopkins students; by the time I actually got to the interview day in the morning, I felt very settled in and comfortable. Dr. White gives a brief talk about the admissions process and financial aid, then you go to a lunch with assigned seating so each table has 3-4 interviewees and a faculty member or student. We talked about sports and city driving, and the food was good. Totally laid back. This is followed by a tour by a student. Then, at 2, you all go to the admissions office and sit with a bunch of 4th years who are on the adcom. They're evaluating you, but it was TOTALLY chill. They were friendly and easy to talk to. Throughout this period, you get taken away for a 15 min closed-file interview with one of these students, and a regular-length one with a faculty member. Both were extremely friendly and easy. My heart rate didn't accelerate all day, and Hopkins left a very positive impression on me!" -Posted 02/26/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good. My interviewer was extremely interesting and fun to talk to. The closed-file student interview was also great. We really just chatted for a while about fun stuff." -Posted 02/23/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I had an amazing time at Hopkins. Every single student I met at Hopkins seemed incredibly happy. Our tour guide was a really kind person who clearly was plugged into the community--he must have greeted at least 3 different doctors during our short tour, who all knew his name in return. The format is excellent. You don't start until 11:30, then have lunch with a faculty and student (who are not on admissions), and then the interviewers call you when it's your turn. You're done by 4pm, and you've met several faculty, the dean, and a ton of students by then. I really thought that the whole experience was excellent. The administration clearly cares a lot about the students, and it's so clear from everyone's attitude, that they absolutely love it there (including the faculty). I was really nervous because it was my first interview, but it must have gone okay because I got in! I left having totally fallen in love with Hopkins. " -Posted 01/30/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Loved the school, facilities, students, etc. Didn't love the interviews. Actually, my interviewees were really nice, but the faculty interview was incredibly short and just glazed the surface, and my student interviewer (closed file, btw) seemed a bit reserved and so the "conversational" exchange I usually enjoy didn't seem possible." -Posted 01/20/2006 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was set up with a student to stay with who was absolutely wonderful. She showed me around and answered all my questions and was probably the best part of my visit. While the school seems ideal for med students interested in research or seeing unusual cases in certain specialties, it didn't seem to necessarily excel at its general classroom education or be particularly unusual in its clinical education. " -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"If you get a chance go to the 8pm meeting with the 1st years at Reed Hall, you get a chance to meet some first years ask questions and meet your fellow interviewees. The interview day started at 11:30 but there was a housing informational at 10:30 which was pretty informative, at 11:30 we met with the assistant dean, 12ish we had lunch where we had assigned seats with a faculty member and a 3rd year student, a tour from 1-2 and then at 2 you sit down with fourth years and basically socialize and ask questions. They are evaluation you but it's really not stressful at all. The whole day is very social but its nice you get to meet some cool people and learn a lot about hopkins. They pull you out for an interview with a student and a faculty member at various times. My faculty interviewer was from my home town which really surprised me considering I live in a pretty small city and he was very nice and laid back not stressful at all The student interviewer is closed file so they ask a lot of questions that you would normally have in your application so be prepared to talk about all that. It's also very laid back and the students are really nice" -Posted 12/16/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The day begins with a talk from Paul White, who is awesome, just going over general admissions things, financial aid, etc. You immediately go to lunch with 4th years and faculty NOT on the admissions committee, so you can have an "evaluation free" time to ask questions and get to know people. Then, we were taken on a brief tour with a 4th year (and believe me, for the size of the place, the tour was too brief to even highlight the top 10 things to see). Then it's back to the room of doom. No, that's a joke. It was not doom at all! You sit in the room waiting to be interviewed by a student and faculty member and you are surrounded by fellow applicants and 4th years. Yes, the 4th years ARE evaluating you, so don't sit and look mad or scared, just relax and have a conversation. This is also a good time to ask questions, but ask question that you really want to know the answers to! They will see right through you if you are just trying to show off. My student interview was very laid back, closed file of course, and went really well. We talked for a long time! The faculty interview came next (which is first or second is pretty random) and I was totally stressed by it. Part of the problem was that this is my 1st choice, so I was nervous and clearly not my usual relaxed and confident self (I am not a babbler, but felt my mouth moving a mile a minute!). He asked some really basic questions and did not seem interested in my answers. It was not conversational at all. It was hard to tell if he was acting like this to seem impartial, or he was really quite unimpressed by me, and maybe wondering why he was wasting his time there. I got the feeling he only reviewed my grades and scores and did not look much at my experiences or letters (other med school interviewers have had praise or at least positively-toned questions regarding these things). I know I did not do as well as I could have, and it was hard to relax enough to be myself with his demeanor. It's odd, because I know a few physicians in his specialty and they all tend to be very friendly and warm. So, maybe it was an act?" -Posted 12/04/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was too nervous but the people are very nice there and very attentive to your need. the food is good, i like it." -Posted 11/27/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The student interview was straightforward, just "tell me about yourself," etc. The faculty interview was much more difficult and kind of weird, see above. I was not accepted, but that's really okay since I got the impression Hopkins would be a bad fit for me." -Posted 11/17/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"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." -Posted 10/14/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a good first interview because not stressful once I got there, people were welcoming and the other interviewees were fun. The adminstration doesn't seem to make an effort to sell itself to us whatsoever." -Posted 09/28/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed it." -Posted 09/24/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"So the interview day starts at 11:30 with a talk about admissions and financial aid. We then sit down and eat lunch with a faculty member and student, neither of which is on the board of admissions. Then we take a tour, which isn't so great when it's extremely hot and humid outside. I came back from the tour really sweaty, and then I had to go straight to my interview (at 2pm). The interview with the faculty was alright; she was nice, but some of the questions she posed were a bit tough, though not unreasonable. The student interview was fantastic; he took me to the fountain inside, so it was a very soothing location. A note on the time when you're sitting in the room with students from the admissions committee: this is definitely not stressful. Some people spaz out about it, but they're probably just gunners who feel compelled to impress them all with their amazing questions and impressive resume. No, it's not a time to be snotty, but just a time to find out info from them and show that you can talk to people on a normal basis. I talked about football for at least 1/3 of the time. Enjoy this session, have a few questions prepared beforehand, and just enjoy the flow. It's rather informal and relaxing. There is NOTHING to fear with this part!" -Posted 09/15/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers were friendly and very proud of Hopkins. The med student was particularly laid back. " -Posted 09/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The 4th year medical students REALLY want to get to know you and made the interview atmostphere so comfortable. I talked about the Pistons, DJing, and other topics with them. Being an undergraduate at the same university helps, but everyone is eager to fill those traveling from other schools about all the details about Baltimore and the medical school. Always have questions to ask! Review the curriculum, attend visiting sessions beforehand, read the website, but get to know the school thoroughly." -Posted 09/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I came in the night before and did the meet-and-greet at Reed Hall, which I recommend. You'll meet some students and get a feel for the people, who are NOT the stuck-up type or the bookwormy ones either. They were actually extremely cool. Two 20-minute interviews the next afternoon - open-file with faculty and closed-file with student. But you do sit around the admissions lobby for 2+ hours with the group of interviewees and 4 fourth-years who are on the admissions committee and are judging you. It wasn't as unnerving as I thought it would be - they just wanted to see you interact with others. Tour was incredible, the day was great, and I walked out wondering how I could possibly feel like I had actually done it and gotten in. Oh, and they call you to notify you if you're accepted, so it adds a personal touch." -Posted 07/08/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I didn't plan on doing any interview feedbacks, but after reading the ones posted here and how mild they were, I felt I had to speak up about my experience at Hopkins. I'm not a very harsh person, but I have to say that Hopkins managed to elicit the strongest negative reaction I have had to anything in recent memory. 1. The students were pompous, insecure, and obnoxious. I heard "we have a nobel laureate teaching our classes" about 40 different times throughout the day (I actually can't think of a single student who didn't mention that). They kept coming back to how awesome Hopkins was and how it's repuation was so good (which I'm sure is true), but it was a stark contrast to the modest confidence that I found at other schools of equal caliber. Harvard and Columbia were great examples of schools where the students never even mentioned how "prestigious" their schools were, but managed to speak about other relevant strengths. 2. They are singularly focused on dispelling their reputation as a school full of gunners. You can tell a lot about a person based on what he/she is defensive about, and I think you can tell a lot about a school based on what it is defensive about. If I hear "oh, we pass along class notes and make summary sheets all the time" one more time from anybody, I'm going to go crazy. I went to 13 interviews, and my second-worst impression of a school was actually pretty positive. I wouldn't have minded going to that school. However, I would consider reapplying if the only school I got into was Hopkins. " -Posted 05/12/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I arrived a bit early and then waited around in a room with the other applicants for about an hour. We then moved to a conference room for an hour of lunch and talking to faculty and 4th year students who were not involved with the admissions process. Then a tour with a 4th year. We were then returned to the waiting room and were met by 4th years who were part of the admissions process and were called away to do interviews with students or faculty one-by-one. A long day. " -Posted 02/19/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was good. I liked it. People were nice and down to earth. They say it's not competitive at all, and it showed. The SNMA dinner was great too." -Posted 02/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Fairly good experience. I was asked why I wanted to come to Johns Hopkins, and the interviewer made sure to figure out if the school was a right fit for me. Other than that we talked about his specialty some of the work he's done, which I happened to have an interest in. The other interview was conducted by was of the students. It was closed file, so I spent the time going over the major parts of my resume, filling in details that weren't already in my application." -Posted 01/22/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I stayed with a student in Charles Village, and I found out a lot of useful info about the school from her. Also, since I was staying at such a close proximity to the school, I had a lot of time to get ready and go to my interview. Overall, I had a great experience at JHMS. The students seemed genuinely nice, the facilities were impressive, and while people at Hopkins seemed to have a lot of Hopkins pride, they didn't have the arrogance many times found in peer institutions. " -Posted 01/09/2005 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I really thought that my interview day went great except for the actual interview itself. The students were really cool and interesting people, not just book smart. And all the fuculty from the secretaries in the office to the physicians at the lunch were super nice. My problem was with my interviewer. From my name and appearance one can easily deduce that I am a Muslim. So Dr. McHugh asked me several questions about the war in Iraq and why we are encountering so much resistance. I felt that these questions were inappropraite, how the hell I am I supposed to know, it was like he was saying, you're one of them so why don't you tell me about it. Also I had expressed that I was interested in getting involved in humanitarian work so he questioned me about that and suggested that I should be doing public health. It was my first interview and I was nervous so I don't think that I gave the greatest responses but he was not being very accomodating. Perhaps he wanted me to take a stand and say how the hell should I know what's in the mind of the insurgents, or maybe he wanted me to appologise to him. In any case it didn't go well for me but I still thought the school was very good." -Posted 12/29/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interviewer was, by far, the most relaxed, no-pressure interviewer I've had. He put me entirely at ease. Overall, I really enjoyed my day here." -Posted 12/20/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"both interviews went well. both the faculty and student interviewers were there to listen and were very friendly and approachable. the whole experience ended up being kind of cheesy as the faculty interviewer switched to more of a recruiting tone than an interviewing one. but who knows, maybe that is how he approaches every interviewee." -Posted 11/25/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, I left feeling like I must have missed something, because I SHOULD have liked it, right? I recommend stopping by the new public health building. It has great study spaces and is really quite nice." -Posted 11/08/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"i was really impressed by the school. you have lunch w/students and faculty. the interviews were conversational and the interviewers i had were extremely friendly and easy to talk with. i would say the stressful portion is just sitting the the room w/everyone. " -Posted 10/31/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Interviewers were really laid back and just wanted to get to know me. They did this by really reviewing my file beforehand (the faculty member that is) and asking really pointed questions. The student interviewer is closed file, which creates a more laid back and free-flowing,conversational atmosphere. Again, a pretty satisfying experience and a great school..." -Posted 10/24/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"There were two interviews-- a closed file 15 minute interview with a 4th year student, and a 45 minute open-file interview with a faculty or admissions committee member. Also, all your down time (from approximately 2 PM after lunch until you can leave [they say to stay at least until 4:30]) is in a group interview-type setting with 4th years who are on the admissions committee. This is relatively informal, but still a little stressful because there is a sense of being evaluated. The student and faculty interviews went smoothly and were low stress. No one tried to stump me with hard questions or anything like that. The campus seemed a lot nicer than everyone had been describing it. I didn't feel unsafe or see too many security guards, etc-- it seems that the "ghetto" description is unfair. Besides, the community that is served by the hospital seemed great-- very diverse ethnically and socioeconomically." -Posted 10/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The student and faculty interviews were as expected. However, the group mingling with the med students on the admissions council was very very long and drawn out. I was out of questions to ask the students after 30 minutes, so for the other 2 hours, I basically had to ask irrelevant questions and make small talk." -Posted 10/17/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I had expected to like JH, but not as much as I did. The students were wonderful. My interviews were relaxed and yet quite productive. " -Posted 03/15/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"My faculty interview was great - very conversational. It's open-file, and my interviewer really took the time to get to know me and what motivates me. She also told me a lot about the school, the MD program at Hopkins, and what life in Baltimore is like. The 4th yr student interview is short - only about 15 minutes. It's closed-file and very laid-back. Most of the time is spent telling your interviewer about yourself and what you have done during college, etc. The time spent with the 4th yrs is great - it's really nothing to worry about. They are awesome people who are interested in getting to know you and telling you all about Hopkins." -Posted 02/28/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews were not stressful, sitting around the room with med students and interviewees was fine, but it was kind of a weird situation as you all know you're being "watched." the student interview was closed file, relaxed and low-stress. the faculty interview was great & both really made me feel like I would love hopkins. i was trying to figure out why they get such a bad rep for being cutthroat, etc. and can only think that people are intimidated by hopkins. i suppose it could seem overwhelming...i thought it was incredible. " -Posted 02/10/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviewers gave me quite a hard time and pressed me on many scientific problems. I felt grilled. However, I was really impressed with the degree to which they treat their interviewees and how important selecting qualified candidates is to them. The program is really well run and the research done is quite fascinating. The area is not as great though, but that's also one of the traits of this medical school. " -Posted 02/09/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"This is my top choice now after visiting the school. I felt I got a very good look into the school because I stayed at the residence halls for two nights. I was able to hang out with first year students, go into the city and enjoy the night life with another interviewee staying in the res hall, and spend time with 4th years without worrying about getting back to a hotel. I felt like they value all their interviewees. I would advise people to stay in Reed. Yes, it's a dump, but my interviewer told me that when the students were given the option to renovate, they opted to allocate the money elsewhere into the school - and you can handle anything for one or two nights. Plus you get the option of hanging out with students there, and that was very cool." -Posted 01/19/2004 | More from this Member | Report Response

"After a talk, lunch, and a tour they bring you back to a lounge where there are 4th year students that you are to talk to. This part counts as part of the evaluation process. It isnt stressful, just try and be part of a conversation at least some of the time. My complaint with that part was that it was really long. I mean there are only so many questions you can ask. The student interview was longer than they said it was supposed to be, but I am not complaining because I feel like they got a better sense of me that way. The faculty interview was pretty relaxed too. They seem to ask a lot about future plans." -Posted 12/17/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was impressed. They deserve their reputation - this is a serious medical school. However, I still don't know about Baltimore." -Posted 11/23/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought that the room was set up really wierdly for the 4th year student led "discussion"... the couches were set up so that a few people were sort of off to the side of the main group. The faculty interview was open file and about 30 mins, the student interview was closed file and about 15 mins." -Posted 11/20/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing amazing, but it is Hopkins, hard not to be impressed. Overall, I left definitely seeing myself possibly coming here more than before, since the opportunities at Hopkins are just great." -Posted 11/09/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Fantastic school. Don't sweat the group interview. Its more like a question and answer session with students. Find out as much from them as you can about Hopkins, you will be impressed. " -Posted 11/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Just amazing. I loved this place, Baltimore isnt as bad as people say. There really is a guard on every corner of the medical campus, it isnt just a sound bite. The students are the best part, no doubt." -Posted 10/12/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I loved the school. It was amazing to see the history and beauty of the school, but I was very turned off by the area around the campus. Something about cops every 10 steps is not very appealing. " -Posted 10/06/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very impressive place. It is great getting to talk to the M4s while waiting to interview and finding out about the school." -Posted 10/05/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It's tough for to imagine any school that can measure up to Hopkins. The clinical and research facilities are superb, and the faculty are supposedly fairly accessible. People complain a lot about Baltimore, but the indigent population base actually provides for rigorous clinical training. And several faculty noted the fact that you feel like you're actually helping the surrounding population by practicing in Baltimore. The students are extremely accomplished, highly brilliant, and very humble. " -Posted 10/01/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very informal. They have constructed a new building where the Admissions Office is now housed; a great deal of time is spent in one room of that building simply talking to 4th year medical students. They do have a voice in the admission process, but it is not high stress by any means. Unfortunately, it does become tedious making small talk for almost two hours. Entirely too much time is spent in that one room. I was impressed by the doctors who I met, many of whom were teachers. However, I was not particularly impressed by the campus or facilities. A small recreation center, a poor dorm hall, etc." -Posted 09/28/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"These interviews were very easy and conversational. You can pretty much count on getting only 2 major questions: what is your research experience and why do you want a combined degree instead of one or the other? If you have good answers for those, you'll sail through!" -Posted 09/27/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a great interview experience with one closed-file, short student interview and one open-file longer faculty interview. Don't let the small talk with fourth-year students who are on the committee scare you because they're really cool and just want to get to know you and answer questions for you. There's really no reason to stress and it was a much more relaxed day than I thought it would be. Also, my interview experience was slightly hectic because they had just moved into their new building and the hurricane was a-comin! oof was that a mess. Anyway, they're not all about research or competition either - you'll see when you get there how laid back the students and faculty really are." -Posted 09/22/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins rules! The reputation scared me, but each time I visited I like the place more. The people are amazing but down to earth. We have so much free time in the first year - I'm taking outside courses and volunteering. Don't get scared off by rumors other med students start - this place is an amazing place to study medicine. " -Posted 09/03/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I was really impressed by everything there and I'm convinced that the opportunities outweigh the bad weather (compared to Cali) and the bad neighborhoods. Also you eat lunch with faculty and students who aren't on the admissions committee and they give you soft drinks all day long, which is cool. The big scary room with the 4th year interviews isn't as bad as it sounds, either. " -Posted 04/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the interview experience was very unique in that the applicants have numerous opportunities to talk with each other and with 4th year students. the atmosphere is very relaxed and everybody were friendly and helpful. the interviewers just wants to know you, not to bust your chops." -Posted 03/29/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I went up to Baltimore not considering Johns Hopkins as much of an option. They are now either my #1 or #2 choice, probably #1. It is common knowledge that Johns Hopkins has an impressive reputation, but I did not expect for the atmosphere and attitudes of the people to be so welcoming, friendly, and down to earth. I kept looking for the down-side of this school... I didn't find it. The only thing that I would consider a down-side is that it is a private school, so obviously their costs are a little higher... but I would suck it up and go a little further in debt to go there. I read a lot of other comments that kind of scared me about that whole part where you are in the room with 4th year students on the admissions committee and how aweful it was.... I didn't think so at all. Just be yourself... they are just there to keep you occupied from 2-4 pm while you are waiting for your interviews. No one was left out, we all talked in groups. It wasn't like you were fighting to have one-on-one conversations with them or anything. JUST RELAX AND BE YOURSELF... THAT IS ALL THAT THEY EXPECT! :-)" -Posted 03/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The interviews themselves were really great. The interviewers were warm, asked only fair questions, and I felt that they were really interested in getting to know the applicant. However... There is a part of the interview process where all the interviewees are sitting in a large room with 4th year medical students who were on the admissions committee. We were told only that this was a chance to "mingle" with Hopkins students. As soon as the mingling started, it felt like the first episode of "Joe Millionaire." Everyone was trying to catch the attention of various students, struggling to turn casual conversation into a meaningful interaction that the students would remember. But it felt so fake! I even saw some of the other interviewees turn to each other after talking with one of the 4th years and whisper, "That conversation felt so artificial." It also felt like the entire group of 4th years were gradually starting to hone in on their chosen stars. One of the 4th years told an interviewee, "Yeah, I will totally call you when I'm down in LA and we will hang out." I found this to be highly unprofessional and inappropriate. The rest of us non-stars started to feel demoralized just at the time when we needed to be psyching ourselves up for our formal interviews. I have no idea how much this part impacts the final admissions decision. But I feel like half of the interviewees (the stars) left feeling great about Hopkins, and the other half (the non-stars) left feeling like there was absolutely zero chance of acceptance. " -Posted 02/08/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The rumors of hypercompetitiveness among the students appear to be bogus--why should they compete with each other when 95% of them get their 1st or 2nd choice of residency? The "competitive mingling" everyone worries about isn't that big a deal. If you are competent in social situations with strangers, you will be fine." -Posted 02/07/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, the experience was much more relaxed than I had expected. The day starts at 11:30am with an introduction to Hopkins and how the interview day will work. Then, lunch at noon with students and faculty (seats are assigned to assure that each table has at least one student or faculty member). The tour of the campus at 1:00pm was pretty good, but did not include Reed Hall, so go to the greeters program at 8pm the night before, or the housing session at 10:30am if you want to see the housing. Next, at 2:00pm, all of the interviewees return to the waiting room area, and 4-5 fourth year students that are on the admissions committee (they tell you that they are) introduce themselves and spend time "mingling"/sitting with different groups of interviewees. They are supposed to be evaluating interviewees during this mingling time, but all they did was take questions--they were very nice, and did not make any effort to make us feel as if we were being judged. It was casual, and seemed like mingling at a dinner party. The students have a preliminary vote that determines the order in which files will be considered during admissions committee meetings, but they have no final vote. During the mingling, you are pulled out for a 30-minute, open-file faculty interview, and then a 15-minute, closed-file student interview. My faculty interview was about 45 minutes, and my students interview was about 35 minutes, so they are not strict on time. Both interviews were very relaxed and conversational, and both asked pretty standard questions. It was MUCH less stressful than I had anticipated. The day ends around 5pm when the fourth year students thank everyone for coming and say goodbye. Overall, a relaxed, informative day with LOTS of opportunities to ask questions--so come prepared with lots to ask!" -Posted 01/21/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Friendly advice: Baltimore is not a bad city! I grew up in the Bay area (CA), and besides the weather, think that Baltimore is great! Check out Canton, Fell's Point and Federal Hill areas and you will find great neighborhood with rent from 400 to 600 (even cheaper in some spots)." -Posted 01/15/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very enjoyable experience, especially considering this was both my first interview and first choice, so i was a bit nervous. The dean was really nice and funny and he had a very welcoming talk. Everyone was really nice. My interview was no stress at all, and it was more like a conversation. The interview with the med student was really hurried, but that was again because people were on break so they had fewer staff around. " -Posted 01/02/2003 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The day starts with a very short orientation, followed by lunch with a faculty member (ours was this very sweet old man, he was great), then a tour. In the afternoon, you sit with all the other interviewees and fourth-years who are on the committee. Interviewers pop in and take students, the faculty interview is open file. After the faculty interview one of the fourth-years will interview you, that one is closed-file. The interview was made more stressful because after the tour and meeting students, I really wanted to go to Hopkins, so I was more concerned than normal about making a good impression." -Posted 12/18/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"All in all, the day was organized and very productive. After a tour and lunch, we sat in a room with food and current med students talking. They made a point of telling us that these students were on the committee and would be evaluating us, but our students happened to be super cool, as did our interview group, so it was not stressful at all. I could definately see how it could be however. At different intervals, each interviewee was pulled out to have a faculty interview and a student interview. The day was pretty long as interview days go (11:30-5) so get a good nights rest the night before." -Posted 12/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was alright. We didnt get an indepth info session and it would have been nice to hear from Financial aid and learn about the various opportunities that the school offers. I also didnt meet any first year students...hmm i wonder why" -Posted 11/14/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"We had lunch with a 4th-year student and a faculty member, followed by a tour, then the interviews. One 15 minute interview with a 4th-year and one 30 minute interview with a faculty member. I really enjoyed the students, but the faculty member I interviewed with did not impress me at all. She was not welcoming at all, and I felt like she didn't want to be there. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth. The facilities are good and the atmosphere is obviously top-notch, but I wasn't as impressed as I was hoping to be. The are is not as bad as everyone says, and there is plenty of security around, so that really shouldn't affect a decision. Overall, I guess I just wasn't as impressed as I thought I was going to be." -Posted 11/10/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The faculty interviewer didn't seem to listen to what I had to say and would cut off my answers. My student interviewer was really nice, just wanting to get to know more about me (this was a closed-file interview). " -Posted 11/08/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a really nice visit. My impression of Hopkins went up dramatically. The interviews were with a student and a faculty member. Student was closed file and faculty was open." -Posted 11/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins is the best. Everyone is super accomplished but also warm and friendly. Clinical experience and flexibility is unmatched. 2 interviews, one with faculty open file 30 minutes, another very informal interview with student, closed file 15 minutes. interviews are no stress at all. also, waiting in the room talking to the 4th years is no stress either, unless you're the type of person that psyches yourself out for no reason." -Posted 11/02/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a very great time. We learned about the traditions of Johns hopkins and I really felt a sense of history. The facilities were not all that great but the hospital and the people outweighed that negative." -Posted 10/25/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"The school, faculty, and students are ultra impressive and they're not afraid to let you know it when you get there. The emphasized over and over that they were not competitive and that it was the undergraduate institution that is competitive. I thought the sitting around in a room with all the other applicants for so long was stressful and created a strange environment; knowing straight out that only about 2-3 of the 10 would be accepted furthered that feeling." -Posted 10/24/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"I really was nervous for this one. I felt fine all morning, but being stuck in the room with all the other interviewees and fourth year admissions committee members all afternoon was stressful. I am a non-traditional applicant with a quirky sense of humor, and judging from the fourth years I met, this might not be the place for me. They seemed a little rigid... But the admissions staff was so nice, and the other interviewees were a fun group. As always, it's hard to get a really good idea of the entire student body after meeting a few people, but the people I did meet confirmed my preconceptions about the type of person Hopkins attracts." -Posted 10/07/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Very low-stress. If I am accepted I will very likely go here." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Good interview. Lunch was excellent, the tour was also good. I found the waiting period with fourth years to be pretty low stress and informative. The student interview was closed-file and lasted about 15 minutes. The faculty interview was wonderful, open-file, and lasted about 45 minutes. " -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"the school isn't as competitive as people say - it is intense, people work hard, so you have to as well. the interviews are fairly relaxed, no one is out to get you." -Posted 10/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"After going to the interview, I was dead set on attending Hopkins (unfortunately i was not accepted). There are so many famous researchers there who also love to teach and will sit down at any time to talk about what they are doing. The impact that Hopkins has on medicine is unmatched in my opinion. The med students are definitely not cut-throat like some people think (they are referring more to the undergrad students; the undergrad campus is on the other side of town)" -Posted 07/19/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Johns Hopkins seemed less competitive and friendlier thatn I had been led to believe" -Posted 07/12/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hopkins is such an awesome place, don't believe the rumors you hear about the school being super competitive, that might be true at JHU undergrad, but the med students here seem like a nice, cooperative, and cool bunch! Relax and enjoy the interview experience, and don't try too hard to catch the attention of the fourth years when you are sitting around together.... they just want to make sure you aren't a wallflower (don't be anti-social.. talk to the people around you) or otherwise a wierdo (don't try TOO hard to be the center of attention.... you might come off as obnoxious) Just be yourself and R-E-L-A-X! Good luck!" -Posted 07/11/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Overall, very positive. The only thing I didnt like was the area around the campus. The campus itself is OK, there are uniformed guards on every corner on the campus, but once you step off campus, watch out." -Posted 07/05/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Wow, what an amazing group of people at JHU, and an amazing place to learn medicine - it was practically born there and it is just all around impressive." -Posted 05/28/2002 | More from this Member | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Response # Responders
Student 118
Faculty member 0
Admissions staff 0
Other 0

How did the tourguide seem?

Response # Responders
Enthusiastic 57
Neutral 5
Discouraging 1

How do you rank the facilities?

Response Avg # Responders
8.84 62

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your in-state status?

Response # Responders
In state 7
Out of state 53

What was your total time spent traveling?

Response # Responders
0-1 hour 17
2-3 hours 10
4-6 hours 16
7+ hours 16

What was your primary mode of travel?

Response # Responders
Airplane 33
Automobile 18
Train or subway 7
Other 4

Where did you stay?

Response # Responders
At school facility 18
With students at the school 15
Friends or family 7
Hotel 4
Home 0
Other 0

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

Response # Responders
< $100 14
$101-$200 9
$201-$300 9
$301-$400 11
$401-$500 5
$501+ 2

What airport did you use?

DC/ Reagan

Baltimore

None, BWI otherwise

Reagan (took DC metro to MARC, $8)

DCA

Logan-BWI

BTW

PHL

BWI

General Info

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

Response Avg # Responders
8.83 66

0 = low, 10 = high

What is your ranking of this school's location?

Response Avg # Responders
5.76 67

0 = low, 10 = high

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

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 66

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.18 28

0 = low, 10 = high

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

Response Avg # Responders
7.79 29

0 = low, 10 = high

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

Response Avg # Responders
5.85 26

0 = low, 10 = high

On what date did the interview take place?

09/19/2013

09/06/2012

10/21/2011

01/07/2011

11/18/2010

09/17/2010

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11/12/2009

10/16/2009

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11/09/2007

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10/28/2005

10/18/2005

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09/23/2005

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09/09/2005

09/08/2005

02/24/2005

02/18/2005

02/04/2005

01/21/2005

01/07/2005

01/01/2005

12/17/2004

12/16/2004

11/14/2004

11/12/2004

10/20/2004

10/15/2004

10/08/2004

10/07/2004

09/24/2004

03/05/2004

02/15/2004

01/27/2004

01/08/2004

11/20/2003

11/15/2003

11/07/2003

11/02/2003

10/30/2003

10/15/2003

10/10/2003

10/03/2003

09/25/2003

09/18/2003

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01/17/2003

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10/03/2002

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03/14/2002

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10/11/2001

01/10/2001

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Prospective students should be able to choose from a few different interview dates." -Posted 11/26/2012 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Be nicer" -Posted 12/19/2010 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Include some JHU swag like a pen or folder." -Posted 10/16/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the tour a little longer. The tour was a little rushed in order to make it back in time for th" -Posted 09/20/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"Hm, provide softer cookies." -Posted 01/02/2008 | More from this Member | Report Response

"An online interview scheduler would be helpful." -Posted 12/25/2007 | More from this Member | Report Response

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