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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?

3 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)?

"They asked about my entire family, sibling by sibling, asking what everyone does, and where they went to school. They ask very good questions to get to know who you are." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

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

"Would you ever perform euthanasia or an abortion. I answered no. However, in retrospect, in addition to answering no, I also should have explained the dilema, and why I feel the way I do without imposing my personal beleifs." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

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

"The second interviewer asked a lot about my research publications and my application folder, why I had received C's in a couple classes, etc. However, he wasn't tearing me apart, rather figuring out if I had valid reasons. He took notes as if he were going to defend me before a committee." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"The interview was by far my most positive of the four schools I've interviewed with thus far. The students are all very nice, very down to earth, and extremely helpful. Harvard treast their students very well, providing excellent housing, and a program that is second to none. My interview was with the dean of Admissions, and was very positive. We talked for over an hour, mostly about books, life, etc. I think we both got to know eachother very well, and ir was an extremely pleasurable experience. " -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"An ethical scanario about if I was a Family Practice doctor and the husband of a family which are all my patients contracted aids while having an affair, and he refused to tell his pregnant wife. However, the interviewer told me right off that there was no specific answer that he was looking for, and we walked through the scanario together." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reviewed my research publication and the New Pathways Program at Harvard." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everything. They are number one for a reason. No one was arrogant or condescending. Harvard pays very close attention to their students and applicants. They deserve their excellent reputation." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Parking. The garage was $32 a day. If you drive to Boston, my advice is to park at a T stop (Boston's Metro, and take a train into the Medical Campus." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That parking was so difficult and expensive." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent. The second interviewer was at another location and I had to take a shuttle, but this was good because I not only saw the longwood campus where HMS is located, but also other hospitals related to the school. No other medical schools pays so much attention to their students and applicants. I stayed with a first year student in the dorms of Vanderbuilt Hall, whcih is directly across the street from HMS, and advise everyone to take advantage of that opportunity." -Posted 12/29/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/19/2002

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