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  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Baltimore
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 was the most interesting question?

"He asked me to explain an essay I had written in college." -Posted 05/12/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain why the disease you are studying is actually a disease (he didn't think it was real)." -Posted 05/12/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The dean of admissions took the time to speak with the students." -Posted 05/12/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Too long to list, see summary." -Posted 05/12/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That Hopkins has a unique personality that doesn't fit mine." -Posted 05/12/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I didn't plan on doing any interview feedbacks, but after reading the ones posted here and how mild they were, I felt I had to speak up about my experience at Hopkins. I'm not a very harsh person, but I have to say that Hopkins managed to elicit the strongest negative reaction I have had to anything in recent memory. 1. The students were pompous, insecure, and obnoxious. I heard "we have a nobel laureate teaching our classes" about 40 different times throughout the day (I actually can't think of a single student who didn't mention that). They kept coming back to how awesome Hopkins was and how it's repuation was so good (which I'm sure is true), but it was a stark contrast to the modest confidence that I found at other schools of equal caliber. Harvard and Columbia were great examples of schools where the students never even mentioned how "prestigious" their schools were, but managed to speak about other relevant strengths. 2. They are singularly focused on dispelling their reputation as a school full of gunners. You can tell a lot about a person based on what he/she is defensive about, and I think you can tell a lot about a school based on what it is defensive about. If I hear "oh, we pass along class notes and make summary sheets all the time" one more time from anybody, I'm going to go crazy. I went to 13 interviews, and my second-worst impression of a school was actually pretty positive. I wouldn't have minded going to that school. However, I would consider reapplying if the only school I got into was Hopkins. " -Posted 05/12/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Discouraging

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/14/2004

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

1 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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