2 out of 10
At the school
"What would you contribute to the small group discussions at Harvard? (small group discussions are part of the PBL style)"
"Why did you decide to major in mathematics?"
"What are the pros and cons of the bill in front of congress that, if passed, will limit residency work ours."
"Do you like politics?"
"What is it that has allowed you to accomplish so much in your life? "
"nothing...I had several before this, so I had nearly memorized my personal statement by then"
"I went in expecting them to be pretentious and lacking in academics (new pathway at least), but I was impressed with the students. Each one has a unique background and has a genuine desire to make a difference and become a leader of medicine. "
"Lack of academic focus. The research is unparalleled, but the quality of the academics in the new pathway MD program curriculum was low when compared to other schools."
"We started out by meeting in the library and hearing a talk by the dean of admissions. We then had time to walk around and get to know each other and some of the students. We also had lunch and a tour. Then I had two interviews in the afternoon...one hour each. They were a lot of fun, much more so than at any other school. The first one was a student...he just wanted to know about my background. The second one was a faculty member who wanted to talk about politics."