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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?

7 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)?

"Have you experienced failure, no matter how hard you tried? How did you deal with it?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

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

"What does your husband think about you moving out of state for medical school?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

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

"What is going to be the biggest challenge for future physicians?" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do your parents do for a living, your sisters, your husband? (I just thought it was odd to start off my interview about me this way...)" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Explain one instance of failure, in detail." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, mock interviews, BREATHING" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"It was a NO stress interview. Completely relaxed faculty, they just wanted to get to know you. It was absolutely fabulous. The Ass. Dean came and talked with us for 45 minutes before the interviews began, and he was very welcoming, and told us we were all "very special" and that we should feel "good about ourselves". It was such a warm atmosphere. Even if I am not accepted, I will still think that HMS has wonderful faculty and I was honored just to be interviewed." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Sim clinic..." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I would fall in LOVE with them! (It will make rejection so much more painful!)" -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"What an amazing experience." -Posted 11/07/2008 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2008

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

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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