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

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

35 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)?

"Why Yale? YOU WILL BE ASKED THIS, guaranteed!" Report Response

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

"Why medicine?" Report Response

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

"What did you find in your research?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"I can't remember anything really difficult! They just want you to elaborate on your file." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my application, read Yale's website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The students are really happy and tight, the campus is pretty and the med school building is nice, the student dorm is really nice (I'd be willing to overlook the unisex bathrooms), the flexible curriculum!!! The library and anatomy labs are also amazing--I couldn't even tell I was in the anatomy lab because they have special cadaver covers that suck the air from the room, keeping it odor free. The school also integrates technology quite well; there were laptops above the cadavers for student use! I also liked that students have a lot of afternoon time free during the week." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"New Haven isn't the safest city...other than that, nothing! !" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Nothing really....the "5th year cost-free" option only applies to people who want to do research, not to those who want to do a combined MD-MPH in five years (or any other combined degree program). Also, Dean Silverman keeps a roster of all the interviewees for the day along with some special "notes" from your application; don't be shocked if he kind of hints at what's in your application (extracurricular-wise, not grades or MCAT) in front of other applicants." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Really nice interview day, students are great. I don't think my interviews went badly, but I hope they went well enough because I would really love to go here!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/15/2004

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