4 out of 10
At the school
"What do you do in your spare time?"
"Nothing really. The faculty interview is open-file, and the student interview is closed-file, so be able to adapt to both."
"My faculty interviewer questioned the ethics of the research work I'm involved in, and asked me how I felt about it personally."
"Read up on Hopkins, chatted a bit with a 1st-year buddy of mine, re-read my secondary, read this website."
"The hospital is awesome, world-class. You get to treat not only people who fly in to come here, but also a really poor local population from East Baltimore. The faculty seem pretty great, lectures are videotaped. The medical students are "top dog" here, it's a real privilege to be here, and you have so many benefits and opportunities. Plus, the MPH program is easy to get into, though a bit more difficult to find funding."
"Mingling with the 4th-year students, but having it count toward the selection process just felt unnatural. I wanted to ask questions, but I was afraid it'd reflect negatively on me if I asked it the wrong way, and I didn't want to ask too many for fear of looking like I was hogging "Air time" from other students. At one point, I was in the middle of a conversation about an unrelated topic with other interviewees and two med students, when all of a sudden, one med student got up and told me to come with him for our interview. It's really just weird. Probably don't need to worry so much about looking nice, but the atmosphere just felt so ridiculous to me, since there were definitely some people who were playing "Joe Millionaire" and trying to look memorable."
"If you want to visit a class, you have to get clearance, otherwise security will throw you out of the Preclinical teaching building. Look at a map before you get here, parking, Reed Hall, and the Broadway Research Building might take a while to navigate to, with all of Baltimore's one-way streets."
"Nothing amazing, but it is Hopkins, hard not to be impressed. Overall, I left definitely seeing myself possibly coming here more than before, since the opportunities at Hopkins are just great."