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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?

6 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

"Why Medicine" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

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

"Why Harvard" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about ______(anything from your application)" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Not really a question, but we got into an interesting discussion of various healthcare systems around the world" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"No brain busters, but the student seemed very bright and asked in depth questions" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"reviewed AMCAS application. This is one of my last interviews so I kind of new what to expect" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students, faculty, facilities and location. I guess everything. " -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing" -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How amazing the Longwood area is. I'd have made more time to explore." -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall this was a very pleasant day. The admissions Coordinator, Paul, was very helpful and down to earth. One guy had an interview at Massatusettes General Hospital and they had a cab waiting for him already. I've been to other interviews where people were just given a map and told to get there on time. The students are obviously all very bright but also very friendly and down to earth as well. There wasn't a big sales pitch like in other places, but everyone that applies to HMS and gets interviewed, knows what the school has to offer. The Dean of Admissions came in for a quick talk and seemed to really care about the students and what is best for them. Like others have pointed out, there is a lot of down time. Personally, I didn't see this as a problem. I just toured the school and the area with some of the other interviewees and even sat in on a couple of classes. I highly recommend you try and sit in on one of those robot simulator classes, they are very interesting and you get to see the top notch facilities at Harvard up close. " -Posted 02/24/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Best Western

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$401-$500

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/25/2007

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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