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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?

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

"Was there a point when you knew you wanted to become a doctor?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

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

"<after I commented on a frustrating experience when working in the hospital> Did that make you want to pursue a different career?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

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

"Is there anything else that you would like me to know?" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on SDN, read the information on the website and the booklet that was mailed to me, and the other interviews I had already been to." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The resources and opportunities at Hopkins are unparalleled. If you have an idea and the motivation, you can get it done here. The students were laid back despite my reservations. My interviewer was fantastic--she was genuine and interested by my answers. " -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Baltimore's a much rougher city than I expected, yet that probably means the clinical opportunities are superb. The multi-tiered grading system seems to cause a lot of competition between students (although it wasn't evident or they were good at hiding it)" -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Driving on the East Coast is nuts. They're crazy aggressive (I'm a midwesterner)." -Posted 02/26/2006 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I had a great time. There's a meet-and-greet the night before with a tour of Reed Hall. I really like the idea of a dorm setting to create community between the students. The next day, there was the option of visiting classes in the morning. The day formally started at 11:30am with Dean White speaking to us about admissions and financial aid. We had a lunch with students and faculty at small tables, took a brief tour of campus, and returned for an open-file faculty interview and a closed-file student interview. If you get a chance to travel, inner-Harbor is gorgeous." -Posted 02/26/2006 | 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?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

At school facility

How would you rate the hotel?

7 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$101-$200

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/23/2005

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

9 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?

7 out of 10

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