5 out of 10
At the school
"What do you think of socialized medicine? "
"Tell me about [experience x]."
"What would you do if you could change the US healthcare system?"
"Read about bioethics and healthcare issues, SDN, website."
"The people weren't as stuck up as I excpeted them to be. Actually, they were very friendly and accommodating. The facilities are also impressive, besides the residence hell...I mean...residence hall...where they have nice carpeted hallways and hardwood floors, but fewer square feet per room than a typical walk-in closet. Oh well, I guess the 12-headed microscopes in the histology lab make up for it... "
"Some students seems a little too self-sure, but by and large, I was thoroughly impressed by Harvard. "
"The T is great, don't torture yourself with driving/parking. Give the students the benefit of the doubt; I don't think they'll disappoint. Also, don't be afraid to try to sit in on some classes. Talk to a current student, and ask if you might sit in on a lecture and a tutorial. It's worth your while."
"As expected, the personality of the interview depends on the personality of the interviewer. The physician interviewer was nice enough, but basically asked me to summarize my application for him. Great: I flew 1,000 miles to do your work for you. The student interviewer was much more conversational, and actually took the time to get to know me. Thanks to her, I felt that the overall experience was positive. "