3 out of 10
7 out of 10
At the school
In a group
"what qualities are most important in a doctor / what do you look for in choosing your doctor?"
"give me a brief biography / how did you end up in that chair?"
"can you confirm your address for the big envelope marked "acceptance notification"? ha! i wish."
"how would you want to be remembered when you're six feet under (not asked in those words, of course)"
"questions off personal statement"
"bought a suit, brushed my teeth, and read over my amcas and 2ndary essays."
"how friendly the staff and students were. also, they seemed interested in feedback from students, which is a good sign. "
"i've seen better lecture halls. i've seen worse too, but so much of the rest of the campus is immaculate, except those rooms. also, emory is a little behind in technology. i know of other schools that have lectures on streaming video, give students laptops and pda's, etc"
"there are two interviews, one 3 on 3 and a 1 on 1. the tour really is long, but that's good because you really get a feel for the facilities. we did a good tour of grady, including the cafeteria (for lunch), student call lounge, film rooms (for x-rays), er, wards, nicu and emory hospital. plus all the campus facilities (tour started around 9:30 and ended around 12:30, including lunch). there was some down time between interivews and a lot of m1s stopped by to scarf down the cookies and popcorn (thanks erica). that was good b/c you got more chances to ask questions about the day to day student life. we also sat in on a pbl session, which was really interesting (and how does that cause chest pain?.... and how does that cause chest pain?...). in all, you really get a chance to learn a lot, but don't forget that you're there to sell them on you as much as they are to sell you on emory! in the end, however, you have to experience grady. imho, that's what makes emory. if you don't want to spend time there, emory might not be for you. also, it's open file but i don't think the interviewers have your mcat, gpa, etc. i think they just have your essay. after the interview, i think they review the rest of your folder, incl lor's and maybe grades/mcat etc."