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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?

3 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 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 including family background, high school and college experiences, and what you are doing now." Report Response

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

"Why (fill in undergraduate school)?" Report Response

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

"Talk about the work you are doing during your year off." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"How would you feel if you had patients that repeatedly refused to comply with your directions?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Describe the significance of your research using layman's terms. What else do you know about medicine besides what you know from volunteer work?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Looked over my application (AMCAS and secondary), read interview feedback, read over my research notes, and thought of answers to commonly asked questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Students are very friendly, very very relaxed, and seem proud of their school as a place you can learn, but also have fun. Faculty seems quite proud of the Yale System. Description of new building that will be ready within 6 months--it will be huge and high tech." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Tour was very short--we did not get to see dorms, hospital, etc. The area doesn't seem too exciting." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You spend a lot of time with the Director of Admissions, Richard Silverman, but he is very friendly, nice, and helpful!" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall the interview experience was very laid back. I had afternoon interviews. The day started at 10:45am with a rather lengthy talk/introduction with the director of admissions, then we watched an 8 minute video made by the Class of 2004 showing scenes of the school. Next we received detailed directions to our interview sites, then had lunch at Marigold's (nice student cafeteria!), and went on a short tour, and then I had my two consecutive interviews, both lasted about 40 minutes. Both interviewers were very nice and I think they made an effort to make it a relaxed interview. The day ended around 4:30pm." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/09/2002

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