9 out of 10
At the school
"Be prepared for a possible clinical scenario from faculty."
"Lots of great ones by my student interviewer: Hypothetical questions about health care access, education...but don't worry these all pertained to my application. Just a really good conversation."
"If a one payer system is so great, why didn't FDR propose that as part of the New Deal? My faculty interviewer asked tons of questions like this and stressed me out like crazy."
"Read materials, went early and got a feel for the campus, played in Boston for the weekend before my interview."
"The med school campus - just the magnificance of the buildings around the yard is so impressive. Definately feels like an important place. Did you know that the New England Journal of Medicine has their administrative offices in the Harvard Med Library?"
"Nothing really, it's Harvard. They are number one for good reason."
"They say that the faculty does not do "Stress Interviews" and they LIE! Everyone I talked to said that their faculaty interviewer did something to purposfully stress them out. Mine talked for days about History and said "Well, surely you know about this since you MUST have taken History in college" (I hadn't, and he had my app, so he should have known this) He used HUGE words and talked fast, answered the phone when it rang and I was in the middle of speaking, asked rhetorical questions and expected me to respond to ambiguous comments. It was fine, but I didn't expect it, so I think I could have performed better. The kicker is that they come right out and say that they don't do this....hmmmmm"
"Overall, great. It is an impressive school and the students were very friendly. I met a few MS1's who I actually talked to after I got back home, they really were great. The student interview was awesome, the faculty one was very stressful. I've heard that the student has the same pull on the ad comm as the faculty. Who knows?"