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  • Harvard Medical School
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Boston
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

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)?

"Why did you get involved in HIV/AIDS volunteering?" -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"Why do you care about other people? Where does your empathy come from?" -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

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

"What area of medicine do you want to focus on? What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?" -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What was one thing you failed at and how has this made you more prepared for medicine?" -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"At what point did you know you wanted to be a doctor?" -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"HMS website, Application, SDN" -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities, the innovative curriculum, the students, the amazing facilities, the top notch affiliated hospitals (B&G, MGH, Beth Israel, Dana Farber, etc) and just about everything else. My interviewers and the students were very friendly. " -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I didn't care for Boston or the weather, but I guess I could get used to it. The dorms were a little dark, old and depressing. " -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I had two one hour interviews. The second went nearly 90 minutes but I don't think this is common. " -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"The day was very organized, but ended really abruptly. The day was on a Saturday. I would suggest choosing a weekday because the school was kind of dead. You should visit the affiliated hospitals on you own because they're not on the tour. Harvard is fabulous all around and close to the T. Overall one of the top interview days of the 7 schools I've been to. " -Posted 12/09/2007 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

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?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

BOS

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

9 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

9 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

6 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

7 out of 10

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