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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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 is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe your experience climbing Mt McKinley." Report Response

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

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

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

"Do you think minority recruitment and retention are important in medicine" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you agree with Kanye West's declaration during the Katrina Relief effort that President Bush doesn't care about black people?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"You stated you want to be a competent physician. So why Howard?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read my AMCAS application, tried to colloquialize my lexicon for the interview. Pushups." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Facilities. I had heard Howard has no anatomy lab, but was pleasantly suprirsed to find out they have one." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The hospital is ok. The hospital is kindof old, and the shag carpeting in the ICU needs replacing." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Apparently, Howard is an HBCU." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Very nice. The interview started out with a tour of the hospital, the lecture hall, and the admissions office. They asked some wonderful questions during the interview, really thought provoking. The students are really enthusiastic. The faculty is so incredibly generous and supportive they are willing to remediate ~30% of the student body each year (not many schools will go to THAT length to help you) to make sure you advance in your medical education. There is a 5 year model for medical school (1st year is split in half), and if you are a Howard student, apparently they spot you 20 points on Step I and II on the boards." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Faculty member

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

9 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

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/20/2005

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

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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