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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

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"Explain your research to me." Report Response

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

"Why Yale?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about (insert AMCAS activity)." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I was asked a number of questions about my research, with the most interesting being: "So what is your hypothesis regarding the function of the protein you're studying" (I'm studying a protein that has an as yet undefined function in the CNS). With regards to the non-research questions, the most interesting was: Would you go back and attend (your college) again knowing what you know now?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Where do you see yourself in ten years?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN feedback, Yale application, 24/7 from Yale Admissions office" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The facilities and the happiness of the students are the two most impressive facets of the Yale interview process. Their new lecture hall building, complete with state-of-the-art anatomy labs are extremely exciting as well. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"I would say the cliche "New Haven", but it's really not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Sure, it's not ideal, but with so many shops downtown, it's not unbearable. There's quite little to comment upon in terms of negative impressions with the exception that they interview around 800 students and accept 200, so it leaves you quite worried about gaining an acceptance offer. One true negative impression about the interview process is that they do not show you the inside of the hospital facilities, something that, although I was prepared to not be shown given the feedback here, was still disappointing. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I did quite a bit of research into the school, so I found few surprises during my visit. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"If you're a self-motivated learner, Yale is your dream school. The people, facilities and concept of the Yale system make this school quite desirable for one to gain admission. My interview experience was quite laid-back, with both my student and faculty interviewers asking fairly standard questions and allowing me a great deal of time to formulate my answers. The students seem genuinely satisfied with their Yale experience, and seem to appreciate the Yale System to its fullest. All in all, the interview is low stress. The real stress is wondering whether you'll be one of the 600 rejected post-interview!" Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

10 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/23/2005

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

10 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?

8 out of 10

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