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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?

1 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 yourself (your background, research, activities, etc., etc.) from begining to end and the events to brought you here today." Report Response

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

"When you said [fill in the blank] on your essay, what did you mean? (This question was asked multiple times as the interviewer translated my responses into something he could present to the admissions committee.)" Report Response

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

"The last question one interviewer asked was: I want you to summarize in one line what I should tell the admissions committee about you. I don't want you to go home and kick yourself because you didn't say everything you came to say, so this is your opportunity." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing - questions were typical but always led to side conversations about me, my background, experiences, challenges, and successes. It was completely conversational; very laid back, very getting-to-know-you. My take is that the school genuinely wants to get to know you. The interviewers are there to figure out what kind of person you are so the admissions committee can decide whether you would be successful in Yale's unique program." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Again, nothing, because the conversation just flowed rather easily and was based on my applications." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read brochure, AMCAS, secondary, and interview feedback. Talked to friends who've gone through this process." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The number one thing is the enthusiasm of the student body. They honestly, genuinely *love* Yale. The curriculum is awesome, but the students were what closed the deal for me." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I'm from California, so the snow storm the day I got there was a downer." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing, really. I went to Yale for my undergrad so I knew my way around the city. Stay at the Colony, because it's the closest hotel to the medical school." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"After this, Yale is my first choice. I don't even feel like going to my other interviews, though that would probably not be the wisest course of action." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/06/2002

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