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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 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?

50 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 Harvard? Why didn't you apply to the HST Program?" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

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

"Second interviewer was scrutinizing everything I said. He wasn't mean or anything, I just had to keep on my toes and it wasn't as comfortable as the first. He just asked questions from my file and some things about my background in high school, what the area was like, my parents history and what they do." -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

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

"tell me more about activity X" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Is there anything that you have heard that makes you think less of Harvard? Anything you don't like?" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is a problem with the current health care system and how do you propose we fix it?" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN Interview Feedback, their website" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Lots of money, great people (both faculty and students), location is nice" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The facilities are great, but I've seen better. Student housing in Vanderbilt isn't what I had in mind for medical school. It's like undergrad dorms all over again, except you get your own room." -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The free time flies by, make sure you eat breakfast before getting there." -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

What are your general comments?

"This is a great school, and it innovates to keep ahead of the curve, but the facilities weren't as nice as I was expecting. The surrounding area is very nice though. Overall I'm not going to be holding my breath for an acceptance, but it was just an honor to be able to interview here. What a great opportunity." -Posted 10/22/2011 | 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?

Logan International Airport

Where did you stay?

Hotel

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Howard Johnson at Fenway

How would you rate the hotel?

3 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

no

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

$501+

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10-21-2010

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

7 out of 10

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

7 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 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?

"Provide a decent breakfast. I actually enjoyed having lots of free time, it gave me time to talk to current students and learn a lot from them" -Posted 10/22/2011 | Report Response

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