3 out of 10
At the school
"Who is your hero or role model, family members don't count?"
"Faculty interviewer just flipped through my app and asked surface questions, nothing tough or ethical or political."
"Student interview is closed file and supposed to be just getting to know you."
"Why do you want to be a cardiologist?"
"What was a difficult situation you faced and how did you learn from it?"
"Read my JH app."
"The students really weren't competitive, the facilities were nice, the hospital is #1."
"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."
"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). "
"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. "