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  • Yale School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New Haven
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What was the most interesting question?

"What do you like about Yale? They are looking for your admiration of their "Yale Curriculum" thing." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If you got into Harvard or Johns Hopkins, will you come to Yale? My answer is "no", because I didn't want to lie, and the interviewer seemed a little pissed but still tried to be nice and accommodating." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on their new things, namely the new biomedical research building they are trying to build (and it has nothing to do with medical school education, by the way, unless if you are MSTP)." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Absolutely nothing besides the name "Yale"." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The location, the arrogance, and the inadequate pre-clinical and clinical trainings I heard about. The interviewers were not very sincere." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"This place is really over-rated." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Yale is such an over-rated school, and previously, I had friends there who told me that it is really an "Old-Boys Club", and the whole medical school experience was horrible for them, and the residency programs didn't think of the Yale students very highly because of their poor clinical training. Furthermore, getting recommendations from Yale doctors were a very "political" process, depending on your connections and whether you are "the elitist type" (whether or not you are a part of the Old Boys Club). When I arrived at New Haven, the town is undoubtedly bad and depressing (and it was cloudy that day). I interviewed with 2 faculty members who tries to sell me the whole "Yale curriculum" thing, which allowed you to take exams online or none at all (the same curriculum that is leaving the students poorly trained for wards). People in the med school were not friendly, and I got lost a few times. Mr. Silverman struck me as a little weird and a little pretentious. I already got offers from other places, and I had to say that my impression of Yale was very negative. I think Yale will drop further in the USNews Ranking this April (Yale has been dropping consistently for years in ranking). Yale and Stanford, two over-rated medical schools that deserved not to be in the top-10 position. " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/15/2003

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