3 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"Who's your favorite jazz pianist?"
"How did your parents react to your decision to practice medicine?"
"What's the area of greatest public concern in your community?"
"You worked with Habitat for Humanity in college. Explain to me why working for that organization isn't just the same as giving handouts to poor folks."
"Nothing too difficult. People get stressed about the panel format, but it's really not that bad. They direct questions to you individually, rather than throwing them out for the whole group (which is what I thought they did), so you don't have to worry about striking that happy medium between being assertive and not being dominating."
"Talked to people I knew who had interviewed at Emory; reread my AMCAS and secondaries."
"Extensive clinical facilities. Working at Grady (the public hospital in downtown Atlanta) gives great clinical skills; Emory students score really well on Step 2 and match really well. The campus is beautiful, and the students seemed nice."
"The curriculum for years 1 and 2 is pretty traditional and possibly too difficult. I know several students at Emory who barely made it through their first two years, not because it was too hard for them, but because the school packs so much stuff in that it becomes psychologically draining. The M1s and 2s that I talked to didn't do much to dispel that impression--they seemed sane, but only barely so. Also, I grew up in Atlanta right down the street from Emory so going there would be tough--I'm ready to move on. Also, to people considering the school: if you're going to be happy in Atlanta, you really need to have a car. There are things to do, but they are geographically really spread out. "
"Not much--since it's my neighborhood med school, I already knew a lot about it."
"I think the training here is top class if it's what you're looking for. But it's extremely rigorous and appears somewhat inflexible."