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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Why ____ (school i attend)?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

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

"Why not pursue a PhD? " -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

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

"What do you believe will be your niche in medicine?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Tell me how reading _________ affected your perception of health care and/or healing? " -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Name a third career (aside from Medicine, or teaching) that you have considered pursuing?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read HMS website primarily. Leafed through mailed-in brochures." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities, Boston, Aura. " -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Really nothing. It's the best school in the country, in the best college town in the country. How could you complain? " -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How accessible the "T" is? The "T", for those who don't know, is Boston's Transit system. " -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I left feeling ambivalent honestly. After some of my other interviews at other schools, I've left being able to assess my performance somewhat accurately (I've heard back from a few schools about decisions). However, at HMS, I didn't really get a vibe, or feedback, from my interviewers. They left me really confused about how I did, and naturally, I fear the worst. However, they did ask very tough questions, so be prepared to discuss anything from your AMCAS app (which they really use in-depthly) to current events! Btw, for those who have interviewers at MGH or some location off of the HMS campus, be prepared to have a closed-file interview, as some of the ppl at MGH did not have a chance to pick up applications beforehand. " -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/01/2004

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