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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?

8 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)?

"It was very conversational. I guess we started by talking about my job and why I decided to go into that kind of work." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

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

"Both of my interviewers asked me about ballet and piano." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

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

"Motivations for going into medicine." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"My student interviewer and I started talking about how the style of baroque music mirrors the style of other art and architecture in that time period. " -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"My faculty interviewer made a whole speech about how all US MD schools are amazing and how I'd be fine wherever I ended up. I was not sure how to respond..." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN. 5 previous interviews. H'vard website." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school is organized into academic societies, which I think helps build community. All rotations are done at one hospital. Housing is decent. Location is great. P/F first two years. Everyone seemed relaxed." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"No good on-campus food options." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That I'd have to go to MGH for one of my interviews." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It's too bad I loved this place so much; now I'll be sad if I don't get in! It really is an amazing school and it was an honor just to be interviewed." -Posted 10/19/2009 | Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/15/2009

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?

7 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

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