2 out of 10
At the school
"Why Hopkins? "
"Why MD/PhD? "
"Totally low stress questions. Nothing particularly interesting or particularly difficult. "
"None, really. Interview"
"Read over my research briefly. "
"Amazing facilities, brilliant faculty, briliant students. "
"Nothing. Even Baltimore isn't so bad. "
"Baltimore is the syphilis capital of the world, and top 3 in gonorrhea. "
"It's tough for to imagine any school that can measure up to Hopkins. The clinical and research facilities are superb, and the faculty are supposedly fairly accessible. People complain a lot about Baltimore, but the indigent population base actually provides for rigorous clinical training. And several faculty noted the fact that you feel like you're actually helping the surrounding population by practicing in Baltimore. The students are extremely accomplished, highly brilliant, and very humble. "