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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?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"What do you think of socialized medicine? " -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about [experience x]." -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

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

"Why doctor?" -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What would you do if you could change the US healthcare system?" -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about bioethics and healthcare issues, SDN, website." -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people weren't as stuck up as I excpeted them to be. Actually, they were very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are also impressive, besides the residence hell...I mean...residence hall...where they have nice carpeted hallways and hardwood floors, but fewer square feet per room than a typical walk-in closet. Oh well, I guess the 12-headed microscopes in the histology lab make up for it... " -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Some students seems a little too self-sure, but by and large, I was thoroughly impressed by Harvard. " -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The T is great, don't torture yourself with driving/parking. Give the students the benefit of the doubt; I don't think they'll disappoint. Also, don't be afraid to try to sit in on some classes. Talk to a current student, and ask if you might sit in on a lecture and a tutorial. It's worth your while." -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"As expected, the personality of the interview depends on the personality of the interviewer. The physician interviewer was nice enough, but basically asked me to summarize my application for him. Great: I flew 1,000 miles to do your work for you. The student interviewer was much more conversational, and actually took the time to get to know me. Thanks to her, I felt that the overall experience was positive. " -Posted 01/31/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/01/2004

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