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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

6 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 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 was the most interesting question?

"What aspect of your career are you most disappointed with?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"None, really." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on the curriculum, facilities, & research opportunities." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"New Haven seems like an ok place to live. I thought it would be smaller, more boring. I could live there." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The students. Some of them were very nice and very motivated. However, during lunch, I sat next to an obnoxious md-phd student. That annoyed me. Snobbiness was in the air. During the student-led tour, the students gave me a horrible impression of the "Yale" curriculum. Mostly, they emphasized how easy it was. The school likes to point out that their curriculum is for really motivated students, but I did not get this from the students. It seems like it's for really lazy students, in fact. Also, no hard numbers were given for their board scores. I'm not saying all students are bad there, I think about half are great, but I think about half are not very motivated. I was left thinking, who let them in to med school??? Also, one student said the required thesis is "nothing to worry about." They seemed to minimize everything about their program. To summarize, their students basically told me that Yale is easy. Not exactly a good selling point. I did really enjoy talkint to the director of admission. He is fantastic. I don't think Yale has a bad program, but they certainly need to get their students to give the proper impression of it. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"more about the facilities" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"my student interview was better than my faculty interview. it was more detailed and i was able to talk about my motivations more easily." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Neutral

How do you rank the facilities?

8 out of 10

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Marriot

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/07/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

4 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

6 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

7 out of 10

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