2 out of 10
At the school
"Most were related to my application specifically. The student interview was 15 min., close-file. The faculty interview was 45 min., open-file."
"How will your health policy experience fit into your practice?"
"How would your friends describe you?"
"JHMI Web site, this Web site, re-read my applications"
"Amazing, friendly people; amazing resources--top researchers in every clinical, scientific, and policy field are delighted to find med students interested in their area; quality of hospital and diversity of caseload; gave Reid Hall guests free pass to gym"
"Surrounding neighborhood is sketchy, but the security of the campus is very good, and at any rate, it provides an opportunity to practice urban medicine."
"I knew this ahead of time, fortunately (from the general JHU Web site, not the JHMI information): If you have time, take the light rail from the airport to Penn station, and catch the shuttle (free) or taxi ($5) from there. Much cheaper ($1.35) than a cab from the airport."
"The rumors of hypercompetitiveness among the students appear to be bogus--why should they compete with each other when 95% of them get their 1st or 2nd choice of residency? The "competitive mingling" everyone worries about isn't that big a deal. If you are competent in social situations with strangers, you will be fine."