4 out of 10
3 out of 10
At the school
"I don't know why they are killing us when we are only trying to help them?"
"shouldn't you be doing public health?"
"Read their website, sdn, mock interview, stayed with a student."
"The students that I hung out with were great and very hospitable. The same can be said of the fourth years that are on the ad-com. Also the faculty I met at the lunch were really cool and very nice to us, they seemed like they sincerily like interacting with students. And Baltimore is not nearly as bad as everyone says, the inner harbor area is really cool and there are also a lot of nice options for student housing like canton/fells point, federal hill, etc. And even the area right around the hospital is not that bad at all, I've seen much worse. It will certainly make for some great clinical training."
"The student facilities (reed hall, lecture halls, eating/studying options) were much worse than I was expecting. Also my interviewer made a bad impression on me, although everyone else I interacted with was great."
"Hopkins has a great setup for the clinical years and Baltimore is not that horrible."
"I really thought that my interview day went great except for the actual interview itself. The students were really cool and interesting people, not just book smart. And all the fuculty from the secretaries in the office to the physicians at the lunch were super nice. My problem was with my interviewer. From my name and appearance one can easily deduce that I am a Muslim. So Dr. McHugh asked me several questions about the war in Iraq and why we are encountering so much resistance. I felt that these questions were inappropraite, how the hell I am I supposed to know, it was like he was saying, you're one of them so why don't you tell me about it. Also I had expressed that I was interested in getting involved in humanitarian work so he questioned me about that and suggested that I should be doing public health. It was my first interview and I was nervous so I don't think that I gave the greatest responses but he was not being very accomodating. Perhaps he wanted me to take a stand and say how the hell should I know what's in the mind of the insurgents, or maybe he wanted me to appologise to him. In any case it didn't go well for me but I still thought the school was very good."