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  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Haven
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 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)?

"Tell me about your ..." Report Response

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

"Why did you decide to ..." Report Response

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

"Other application-based questions." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How will you change medicine? Note: Schools like Yale want to know how you will add to their list of distinguished alumni. Go to the bookstore and look at the banners of Yale's distinguished alums - that's what they want to see more of." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What will you do if medicine doesn't work out?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read the viewbook and my application." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The interviewers were very personable, down-to-earth, realistic, and not at all pompous. The facilities are also very nice, as is the medical center. The student tour was the best I've seen so far, because the student's were interested in engaging the applicants and generating and answering good, important questions (more than just, Where do you guys live? and What do you like the least about Yale?)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The video we watched was very amateurish. If they added some voiceovers or some interviews it would be better. As is, it's about as exciting as a wet rag." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"The "Yale System" is not at all PBL, like Harvard. They consider Yale to have a very traditional, lecture-based curriculum." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Yale was very impressive. The single most exemplary take-away from the interview was the faculty's commitment to collegiality with the students. Example - no office hours. If you ever want to speak to a physician or a professor, you simply drop in and start talking. On the downside, New Haven is not very exciting. It has a small town feel, but not necessarily with regard to the safety. I wouldn't recommend walking around town at night unless you have a Navy Seal team with you." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2002

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