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  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

6 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?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"Why Howard? Unfortunately, after all the above, I just could not figure out why." Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you think your relationship with your patients will be like?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What's your excuse for this particular grade?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"practice answering questions, read info and my application materials" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"that I would be done with the interview with plenty of time to make my flight" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"pretty much everything else--I got to the office thinking I could drop my things off, visit the class, and have my interview done that morning. No one showed up in the office until well after 9 am, when they claimed the interviews started at 8:30. My open-file interview turned out to be closed, which I wouldn't have minded had I known ahead of time, but the interviewer knew nothing about me, while I was expected to know everything about the school. She flippantly says, "I haven't read your file" and sits there reading in front of me. The office lost my recommendation letters (if you've been there, this is no surprise), some of the students who talked to us complained about having to actually work when they got there (imagine that--and they want to be physicians). The only stop on the tour was the library, which the guides bragged as being state-of-the-art,then said they never used it. Such a low pass rate on the boards made me wonder what exactly they were doing around there. The woman that came by to field our questions about the curriculum looked and acted as if she would have preferred to be anywhere except there. The neighborhood wherethe school is located--watch your back!" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That it wasn't a good idea to walk through the neighborhood the evening before. The claim that profs take such an interest in students was a lie. That my interviewer would not answer any of my questions about the school and its programs (like the issue of some residency programs being on probation), saying simply that "that is being addressed."" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I've said enough" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/11/2003

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