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  • Harvard Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Why Harvard? Followed by how does that make us different from other schools? I hated this question because I thought the same thing while I was preparing for the question." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. Can this get anymore open-ended?" -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

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

"Explain your research to me like I was very young or very old and had a limited science background." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If an Admissions committee member met your mom on the street, how would she describe you?" -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why medicine? I overanalyzed the question. I prepared for the why do you want to be a doctor question which is closely related to this one but they are not the same." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read the interview feedback on this site; asked my third year host about HMS; tried to remain calm and personable." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the other students who were being interviewed were friendly and funny. i also liked the countway lib." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the cold weather." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"how chill the HMS students seem to be. " -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"My interview with the student was great. My interview with the faculty member might have cost me an outright acceptance. The faculty member was hard to read so I have no idea how that one went." -Posted 01/26/2003 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2003

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