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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

2 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)?

"Specific questions about activities listed on AMCAS application, in the style of "tell me about your involvement in this organization/sport/lab."" -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

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

"What three adjectives would classmates use to describe you in a classroom setting?" -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

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

"Why Harvard?" -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Specific to activities listed in application." -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Extensive website reading, browsed for literature on Harvard curriculum, chatted with students who attend/have attended Harvard, chatted with post-docs who work at Harvard with medics. Lots and lots of prep work. " -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The buildings were beautiful and the students were very nice and helpful. They were especially keen to show us the facilities, even those slightly out of the way. They were also not worried about discussing the negative aspects of Harvard. It was a wonderful experience. " -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Both interviews were purely conversational. I cannot stress this enough. It was a very bizarre experience because I left not knowing whether I had done well or not. I think it is impossible to utterly bomb this kind of an encounter, and I feel as though this type of requirement does not adequately present qualified candidates. I was barely even asked why I actually wanted to be a doctor, and while this is inherent in my statement, I think it would have been more colourful to talk about it in person. And while I attempted to interject this passion within the conversation had, it was difficult as interviewers are ultimately asking you the questions. " -Posted 02/01/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

What airport did you use?

Logan

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

$501+

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?

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?

10 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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