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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"So why medicine at your age?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

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

"Did you have an easy time with high school?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

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

"I think you'll probably be bored during your first year here. (Not a question, but still one of the most confounding statements that's ever been put before me.)" -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your definition of "science"?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Have you ever considered academic medicine?" -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, Website, re-read AMCAS and essays" -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Hopkins. Oh, and Hopkins, too. The place has technology and history intertwined beautifully. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities, but still has old Zenith monitors hanging from some lecture hall ceilings to keep a touch of old-days tradition to it." -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Yeah, it's in the hood. But the campus itself is almost in its own little world, and the security presence has practically eliminated any negatives within campus. Also, Reed Hall was an experience. My prison cell of a room had nothing but a clock-radio, and the radio part didn't work." -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I forgot to pack a belt. Also, being from a smaller city, the subway scared the living hell out of me. But I live here now, so I'll have to get used to it." -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I came in the night before and did the meet-and-greet at Reed Hall, which I recommend. You'll meet some students and get a feel for the people, who are NOT the stuck-up type or the bookwormy ones either. They were actually extremely cool. Two 20-minute interviews the next afternoon - open-file with faculty and closed-file with student. But you do sit around the admissions lobby for 2+ hours with the group of interviewees and 4 fourth-years who are on the admissions committee and are judging you. It wasn't as unnerving as I thought it would be - they just wanted to see you interact with others. Tour was incredible, the day was great, and I walked out wondering how I could possibly feel like I had actually done it and gotten in. Oh, and they call you to notify you if you're accepted, so it adds a personal touch." -Posted 07/08/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BWI

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/16/2004

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

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

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