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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?

1 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?

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)?

"Why medicine? Why Yale?" Report Response

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

"What do you do for fun?" Report Response

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

"Will you be a good fit for Yale even though you haven't done research?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Nothing out of the ordinary." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"Nothing objectively difficult at all. The only thing I thought was slightly tough was making a convincing argument as to why I'm a good fit for Yale given that they have a focus on research, and I haven't done any." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN feedback, read the website" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Dr. Silverman is hilarious. Since it was halloween, he wore a stripey witch's hat with fake orange hair coming out of it on and off throughout the day. Both of my interviewers were very friendly. Students seemed laid back and happy to be there. I love the Yale System: I think it's a great curriculum for me: very self-directed and respectful. Anatomy lab runs from Sept to Feb and corresponds with what you're learning in class, plus the individual labs are case based, so for example you learn about the lung while discussing a patient with a pneumothorax." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"New Haven. And the research requirement is more substantial than I realized, but still certainly wouldn't be a dealbreaker." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That they have such a focus on research and writing a thesis--I knew it existed but didn't realize how important it was." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"A good day! Dr. Silverman was great to talk to and a lot of fun, and both my interviewers were very friendly. Grace and Veronica in the admissions office were great. Literally TEN students took seven of us on a tour--I guess the second years are training the first years to do it, but it was pretty cool how many showed up. Students are relaxed, happy, and friendly. Great school." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/31/2005

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?

5 out of 10

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

5 out of 10

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