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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

5 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about where you grew up." Report Response

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

"Teach me something (I said that I am interesting in teaching)." Report Response

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

"Why medicine, and why HMS?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you think that doctors in academia are better than non-academic physicians?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing too difficult--basically every question focused on my AMCAS personal statement." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read through the HMS viewbook, read interview feedbacks from SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Basically everything! School was awesome, the facilities were among the best I have seen thus far. The students were incredibly friendly and non-snobbish (much to my surprise), and the faculty were incredibly nice. And the number of hospitals/research institutions, including MIT, affiliated with HMS is just amazing." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Cold weather (I'm a CA native), and the tour was kind of lacking." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"There is a lot of down time. Explore the medical school campus." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Good times. I really want to go here now. Honestly, I expected the people to be a little snooty, but I found that everyone was incredibly nice, helpful, and happy." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/16/2004

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