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

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At another location

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 XX in your file." -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

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

"Why Harvard?" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

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

"Could you live in Boston? (I'm from a warm climate)" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Give me two words to describe how you participate in groups" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Do you think your volunteering makes a real difference?" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Harvard website, SDN, student host" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Nice facilities, intergrated curriculum, amazing resources, interesting students, enthusiastic and readily available faculty" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Smugness, bordering on narcissism, seems to ooze out of the pores of everyone there. Very insular and cliqueish feel. The unfriendly admissions office." -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I would have hours and hours and hours to kill during the day. SDN warned me..." -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I came to this interview expecting/hoping to be a little more wowed than I actually was. " -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Other

What airport did you use?

Logan

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

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

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

4 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

2 out of 10

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

1 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Give students a list of classes they could audit to fill downtime instead of hospital tours" -Posted 01/13/2009 | Report Response

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