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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?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"What direction do you think adolescent medicine is heading in?" -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? (Research, clinical work, academics, urban vs. suburban, etc.)" -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

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

"Why Harvard?" -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you think you will have impacted the practice of medicine 20 years from now?" -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reviewing my application, course website, brief conversation with a faculty member" -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students were diverse, interesting, outgoing, excited about their work, and very happy overall. The facilities are excellent. The Longwood area provides an entire medical community and is close to any type of urban setting you might like to be in. The amount of free time the New Pathways students have." -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The lack of patient diversity. Also some students complained about several blocks of boring lectures. There isn't anything but hospitals and schools in the immediate area." -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The traffic was worse than I expected, so the drive took much longer than mapquest predicted. The initial orientation session at 8:15 was run by two students followed by a curriculum session at around 8:40." -Posted 11/17/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Excellent overall. There's a lot of downtime which I spent exploring the library and MEC lounge and then later in Starbucks. The interviewers were very warm, professional but relaxed, interested in what I had to say, and straightforward with their answers. The weakest part of the visit was the tour, which felt disorganized and unprofessional. I had the feeling I hadn't seen much but I wasn't exactly sure what I'd missed. I got the best sense of the school by hanging out in the MEC during my free time and chatting with students; they were much more helpful than the student tour guides." -Posted 11/17/2005 | 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

$201-$300

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2005

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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