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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?

5 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)?

"It's clear that the interviewers all went over my application very carefully. They asked very detailed questions regarding all that I had listed as activities, but it was by no means grilling." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your family, where you come from, where you grew up, etc." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"Are there any doctors in your family? (really just fishing for your real reason for going into medicine)" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think of ''The Sound and the Fury''? (after I mentioned how much I enjoyed a seminar course on Faulker)" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Reading over Harvard's website, read over my application, going over my research" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The people, the people, the people...and did I mention the people? The students I and faculty are THE most accomplished, most down-to-earth and most interesting people I've encountered on my school-hopping trip." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The structure (or lack thereof) of the interview day, the complete uselessness of the morning orientation (we just sat around a long table while the dean rambled on a bit and then a student came in to chat), and how my tour guide didn't show up!" -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Boston is not THAT cold..." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I'd recommend that one flies in earlier in the day to Boston the day before and stay with a student host, so one can get as much contact with the current students as possible. They are an amazing bunch! My first interviewer was an adcom member and met me at his office in the main building of the school. My second interviewer was in Brigham's which was just acrossed the street from Harvard. I hence had no problem getting from place to place." -Posted 04/09/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

9 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

6 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/02/2007

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?

9 out of 10

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