5 out of 10
6 out of 10
At the school
"What was your favorite country [during your travels]?"
"Have you been to NYC before? Do you like it?"
"Define capitalism. Define globalism."
"How do you propose to fix the problems of globalization?"
"Researched P&S, read this site, reviewed my application, made sure I was comfortable in my suit, talked to my other med school applicant friends all the time about issues, read NYT regularly"
"The school is amazing, incredibly wealthy. Very nice students, nice digs. NYC is great. Brand new children's hospital."
"A med student hollering at a security guard to stop harassing her, sloppy tour, lots of waiting around (students are supposed to drop in to the waiting room, but they all had finals!), can't see anatomy lab/any real parts of the hospitals. Bard hall isn't bad."
"That "be there from 11:45 to 1:30 for lunch and a tour" means that food will be dropped off sometime during that window (not that there is a sit-down lunch), and the tour is super informal. I arrived at 10:30 and basically sat around for hours before my interview at 2:30. No biggie, students did stop in and chat about the school."
"My interviewer didn't like me, or pretended not to like me. Lots of feel-good statements like "Oh you're the guy with all the travel. Yeah, your resume makes it look like you goofed around for 3 years." "You're the only non-MD/PhD candidate I'm interviewing today." "You haven't asked me anything. Don't you have any questions?" Basically, it was supposed to be 45 min and it was 25. It wasn't a dialogue, it was him asking me a question, me responding, and him saying "nope, here's the right response." So there wasn't any flow. This does not necessarily mean it went badly for me, it just wasn't a pleasant interview."