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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?

1 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)?

"Tell me about your research." -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

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

"Do you have any questions for me?" -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

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

"Describe [experience on AMCAS]. Is there anything that's not on your AMCAS that you did and want to talk about? (I said no b/c it had been over an hour already, and he was very very thorough with everything. I know I should've said something but whatever, I prob won't get in anyway.)" -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was hospital care like from a patient's perspective?" -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"nothing, really...just asked a lot abt AMCAS activities" -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read school's viewbook, which wasn't a good way to prepare at all. Just review your AMCAS. Chances are you won't get the Why do you want to go to Harvard?" -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The campus was nice (despite being in Boston, which is a city I really don't like). They really give students great opportunities, curricular structure is good, faculty members are supp to be great teachers, and my interviewers were some of the nicest people I've met." -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They don't give a shit about giving you a good impression of Harvard. If you don't like it, fine, they'll find someone better for your spot. There's no general info session, tours were like 15 mins long and conflicted w/ my interview time, so I couldn't go. Lunch is disgusting (student cafeteria, and there's seriously nothing good to eat), and the vouchers often don't cover the price of it, so you have to spend some of your $$ too. This was the least-organized interview I've been on. I still think it's a pretty good school though, because I don't base my opinions entirely on interview experience." -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You'll only get in if you're special for some reason. They don't like the standard good grades, good MCAT, the usual extra-c's people. Harvard doesn't give a shit about you, but you want to go there anyway." -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There's an old guy in the intro session who's basically a stand-up comedian (actual career: pediatrician), and he heckles everybody. It's great!! That was the best part! The interviewers are totally nice. You get no info abt Harvard other than what the students tell you and what you can read in the viewbook. You should really eat lunch on your own somewhere else. If I go there as a student, I will never eat in the Atrium. Oh, and their hospitals are very innovative and they pioneer lots of cool technology and techniques. And they have sweet research you can become a part of. That's prob why I would go there, if I decided to." -Posted 02/08/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 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?

10/23/2006

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?

1 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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