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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?

2 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?

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 will be the most difficult thing to overcome in the next four years?" -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

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

"A specific scenario about working in a group in a problem based setting -- what role would I play." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"A patient comes in and complains of trouble breathing. You tell the patient that there is a problem with her heart and you would like to admit her to the hospital. Name some characteristics that she, as a patient, would be looking for in you, her doctor." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing difficult -- very specific to my application and other typical interview questions." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, website, read over my application" -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Everyone was so friendly and the day truly demonstrated how committed Harvard is to their medical students. Everyone in my interview group was also very down-to-earth, which was nice." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"honestly, nothing.." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I knew there would be free time, but I did not think there would be as much as we actually had. Bring a book, or a warm jacket to walk around Longwood and explore the area." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If I already had not fallen in love with Harvard already, I definitely fell in love with HMS after my interview experience." -Posted 12/23/2005 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Admissions staff

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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/22/2005

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?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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