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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?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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)?

"Tell me about your family..." -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about this extracurricular from your application..." -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

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

"What do you think about (issue related to one of my undergrad majors--sociology)?" -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"At what age did you start to notice that you were brighter than your classmates?" -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, looked at school's website" -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Pretty much everything-- the staff, students, facility, attitude, New Pathway curriculum..." -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I was part of the very first group of interviews, so maybe things weren't quite running smoothly. I ended up missing most of the tour because of an interview.. Also, apparently something like a quarter of the med class went to Harvard undergrad, closely followed by Yale alumni. So much for diversity..." -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Don't apply to or discount Harvard just because it is Harvard... I was pleasantly surprised and liked it a lot more than I assumed I would." -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This was a New Pathway interview. I arrived at 8:15, heard introductory talks, sat/walked around for a couple of hours until lunch, had an abbreviated tour, had an interview (60 min) with a 4th year student, and then had an interview (60 min) with a faculty member. Both were conversational, and the interviewer didn't ask questions that were not related to my specific application-- nothing about politics, the medical system, or ethics, etc. Some other interviewee was actually asked if he owned the Yankees and could only keep three players, who would he keep? Overall, it was the best medical school in terms of location, facilities and general feel out of all that I have interviewed with thus far." -Posted 10/24/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/22/2004

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