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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

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)?

"Tell me about where you grew up." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

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

"Teach me something (I said that I am interesting in teaching)." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

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

"Why medicine, and why HMS?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that doctors in academia are better than non-academic physicians?" -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult--basically every question focused on my AMCAS personal statement." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through the HMS viewbook, read interview feedbacks from SDN." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Basically everything! School was awesome, the facilities were among the best I have seen thus far. The students were incredibly friendly and non-snobbish (much to my surprise), and the faculty were incredibly nice. And the number of hospitals/research institutions, including MIT, affiliated with HMS is just amazing." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cold weather (I'm a CA native), and the tour was kind of lacking." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a lot of down time. Explore the medical school campus." -Posted 11/25/2004 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good times. I really want to go here now. Honestly, I expected the people to be a little snooty, but I found that everyone was incredibly nice, helpful, and happy." -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?

11/16/2004

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