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  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

1 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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. Your family." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to come to Howard?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your extracurricular activities. Do you have any leadership experience?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What can I tell to the Admissions committee that would convince them to accept you?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None really. They were all pretty much run of the mill. I did have to think carefully about a couple though." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"This website, looking over example questions, rehearsing questions with my friends, and really thinking about characteristics make me stand out" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"When reading the comments on this website I expected the worst. The students and my interviewer impressed me though. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location of the school. Students also say they take initiative to implement change, rather than the administrators. I found that interesting. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing...student feedback from this website really prepared me " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Before the Interview: I enjoyed my time at Howard. In the morning you get the financial aid breakdown, then a Dean comes and speaks with you, then many students come into the room throughout the day asking if you have any questions. Actually, two other faculty members came into the room while passing by to speak with us. They joked with us and tried to ease some of the tension. I appreciated that. I can feel the "family" atmosphere that others on the website mentioned. However, I feel that there are advantages and disadvantages to that. While I would love a strong support system in medical school, I’m not sure if I would appreciate everybody up in my business 24/7. Interview: I really liked my interviewer. We had a great conversation...I emphasize conversation. He asked me questions, I asked him questions. It was an exchange. I didn't feel like he was condescending or attacking my character or anything like that. It was a positive experience. Surprisingly, I didn't get the age-old question "Why do you want to be a doctor?" However, at some point in the interview I did explain why I was interested in medicine. Response to the respondent (2/10) who commented on why he or she (probably she) didn't go to Howard: While I appreciate your honesty, your comments make it seem as if you are trying to prove something to yourself. Unless you are going to a top 25 medical school, your board passing rates are probably below average (even if slightly). I am also bewildered as to why you would be on this website if you don't go to Howard medical school. I can understand that Howard students want to see how the interviewees thought of their medical school, but what are you doing looking on it? It strikes me that you may have too much time on your hands. I suggest that you concentrate on your upcoming anatomy and physiology exam rather than denigrating the reputation of a fellow LCME accredited medical school. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/17/2004

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