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  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
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?

6 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

30 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

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 grades after your junior year." Report Response

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

"Why do you want to be a surgeon?" Report Response

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

"Why Howard?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you know how Dr. Vivien Thomas and Mos Def (rap artist) are linked?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Why do you lack clinical exposure (i.e. hospital volunteering)?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Browsed SDN and the school website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The enthusiasm of the students and their willingness to talk to the interviewees and give us hints on how to interview well." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The time I had to wait between the informational sessions and my actual interview - 4.5 hours" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How to take the subway correctly from Union Station" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Overall, it was nice. All the students gave us a warm reception. The faculty were all friendly and the atmosphere was very chill." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

N/A

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/15/2005

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

6 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?

9 out of 10

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