7 out of 10
At the school
"The 15-minute student interview was just a closed-file., get-to-know-you thing. The faculty interview was open file and my faculty interviewer and I had more of a conversation. There really were no "interesting" or tough questions. The faculty MD who interviewed me was amazing-a really neat woman."
"Talked to a JHU MD I know, read the website, MSAR, practiced possible questions, mock interviews, etc."
"The atmosphere at JHU (mainly the hospitals). Also, the clinical training in the 3rd and 4th years sounds amazing. Plus, it sounds like Hopkins gives out lots of grant $$ !!"
"The relatively traditional curriculum, lack of technological innovations in the first two years, and the surrounding neighborhood. Also, I did not care for the Sorority/Fraternity Rush-style "get to know you" with fourth-year students and fellow interviewees. The conversations were canned and strained at times since the 4th years were on the admissions committee and were clearly making mental notes and comparisons- ugh! It was intense!"
"Your can take your core clerkships anytime during your 3rd and 4th years. That way you can be sure of your interests and get lots of experience and letters of recommendation. "
"I really was nervous for this one. I felt fine all morning, but being stuck in the room with all the other interviewees and fourth year admissions committee members all afternoon was stressful. I am a non-traditional applicant with a quirky sense of humor, and judging from the fourth years I met, this might not be the place for me. They seemed a little rigid... But the admissions staff was so nice, and the other interviewees were a fun group. As always, it's hard to get a really good idea of the entire student body after meeting a few people, but the people I did meet confirmed my preconceptions about the type of person Hopkins attracts."