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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

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?

45 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 do you want to be a doctor?" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

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

"Tell me about xx activities (asked about pretty much all the activities on my AMCAS)." -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What does your mother/father/sister/brother do? (jobs)" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What are three qualities you think a doctor should possess and do you have those?" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, reread AMCAS, familiarized with healthcare issues, school's website, bulletin in the mail" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Interviewers had clearly read my file cover to cover, and so were able to ask questions specifically tailored to me. They were also really nice. Students seemed happy. Pass/Fail system. Small group tutorials." -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The fact that we had so much downtime made me feel as though the admissions committee wasn't trying to impress us (mean I know it's Harvard, but some planned activities and more facility tours would have been great)." -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it would be snowy, slushy and icy..." -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I love the school!" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

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

What airport did you use?

BOS

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

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

$301-$400

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/15/2009

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?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

3 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Be a bit more flexible with sheduling interview dates; fill downtime with scheduled activities" -Posted 01/29/2009 | Report Response

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