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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?

10 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 band. " -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about your artwork. " -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself. (Both interviews were quite seamless conversations, naturally flowing from one topic to another; not all interviews at Harvard are like that, though, according my fellow interviewees)" -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How do you like Philadelphia? (my interviewer and I had spent several years in the same city)" -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What do you think are the positives and negatives about being a doctor? " -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about Harvard, read my application, mentally prepared myself for the day I had waited for. " -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were awesome doctors. Neither had a Harvard education, and were the type of people you hoped to be regardless where you ended up going to medical school. They truely took the time to get to know me and thoroughly answered my questions. Students are as nice and accomplished as any other top school." -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The organization of the interview day was a bit ridiculous. No one is there to greet you in the morning, at least you'll have granola bars, water, and fellow applicants wondering the same thing in the morning. Lunch is awful, almost no vegetarian options. " -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You could get to the admissions office directly walking into the Harvard Med ''Quad'' from Longwood/Louis Pasteur Ave. without having to access Shattuck street from behind the Children's hospital. This could have saved me running around in the bitter cold trying to find Shattuck street that morning as my train arrived late. " -Posted 06/22/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"There are some excellent people at Harvard, like my interviewers and people I did research with at DFCI and MGH. I walked out feeling that I did the best I could. Ultimately I found out, even having the best interviews and a convincing application at Harvard might not get you in. " -Posted 06/22/2007 | 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?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/25/2007

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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