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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 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 was the most interesting question?

"The 15-minute student interview was just a closed-file., get-to-know-you thing. The faculty interview was open file and my faculty interviewer and I had more of a conversation. There really were no "interesting" or tough questions. The faculty MD who interviewed me was amazing-a really neat woman." -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"(See above)" -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Talked to a JHU MD I know, read the website, MSAR, practiced possible questions, mock interviews, etc." -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The atmosphere at JHU (mainly the hospitals). Also, the clinical training in the 3rd and 4th years sounds amazing. Plus, it sounds like Hopkins gives out lots of grant $$ !!" -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The relatively traditional curriculum, lack of technological innovations in the first two years, and the surrounding neighborhood. Also, I did not care for the Sorority/Fraternity Rush-style "get to know you" with fourth-year students and fellow interviewees. The conversations were canned and strained at times since the 4th years were on the admissions committee and were clearly making mental notes and comparisons- ugh! It was intense!" -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Your can take your core clerkships anytime during your 3rd and 4th years. That way you can be sure of your interests and get lots of experience and letters of recommendation. " -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I really was nervous for this one. I felt fine all morning, but being stuck in the room with all the other interviewees and fourth year admissions committee members all afternoon was stressful. I am a non-traditional applicant with a quirky sense of humor, and judging from the fourth years I met, this might not be the place for me. They seemed a little rigid... But the admissions staff was so nice, and the other interviewees were a fun group. As always, it's hard to get a really good idea of the entire student body after meeting a few people, but the people I did meet confirmed my preconceptions about the type of person Hopkins attracts." -Posted 10/07/2002 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/15/2002

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