3 out of 10
At the school
"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."
"What qualities do you think are necessary for a "good" physician? Which of these qualities do you feel you could improve on?"
"What are you doing now in your life? (closed-file interview with 4th year student)"
"None of the questions were really unique. The interviewers were just trying to get to know you. Standard questions."
"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.)"
"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!! :-)"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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! :-)"