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

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

7 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ 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 was the most interesting question?

"My first faculty interviewer asked me very interesting and very difficult questions. For example, "Knowing that failing in medicine can lead directly to the death of a patient, why would you choose to pursue medicine over another discipline, such as health policy or publich health (my other areas of interest)?"" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"See above." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I looked over their website and read these interview reports." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Yale has A LOT of money. Their buildings and facilities are quite nice. My first faculty interview was probably the most interesting and nicest interview I had. If he had been the only person I met, Yale would have been my top choice." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Quite a few things, unfortunately. First, the admissions office seemed disorganized. Second, many of the other interviewees were from Ivy League schools, which isn't nescessarily a bad thing. However, they were especially pretentious. I had a similar feeling about the students, who seems unfriendly and disinterested in their academic work. Finally, my second faculty interview had no clue what he was doing; he was new to the interviewing thing and really hadn't looked over my file well." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"New Haven is a dump." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"While I didn't hate Yale, I didn't love it either. I felt that the students weren't especially motivated or intelligent and that some of them had chosen Yale for its name rather than its attributes as a medical school. My first faculty interview was fantastic but my second was unprepared and uninterested in me. New Haven isn't the prettiest place on the East Coast either. All in all, a fairly "blah" experience that has landed Yale near the bottom of my list." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/18/2004

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