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  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Negatively

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

7 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 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)?

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Report Response

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

"What happened in the classes that you received a WP or grade below a C?" Report Response

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

"Why would you want to do international research anyway?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Most were "getting to know you" questions" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If a big name school gave you a lot of money, you wouldn't come to Howard. You agree?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read my AMCAS and secondary" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The friendliness of the director of admissions- she took the time to answer any questions I had on an individual basis. Also, the students utilize group studying a lot to pass classes" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The interviewer was completely inappropriate and really was the only bad part of the visit. He seemed to think that I wouldn't go to Howard and was just there to have a safety school. However, I talked to other interviewees who did not have this experience and the other interviewers that I talked to in the hallway were a lot friendlier" Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"How much the students love their school" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Mine went really smoothly, except for the lack of a person to welcome students in the morning. Make sure you get there a bit early to sign in and fill out the green form. It helps a lot." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

6 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?

Other

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

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/04/2005

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

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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