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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

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

"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 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

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

What was the most difficult question?

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

How did you prepare for the interview?

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

What impressed you positively?

"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 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"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 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"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 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"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 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/06/2003

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