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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 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)?

"Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine this year?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about your MCAT verbal score. " Report Response

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

"What do you do to relax? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Which of the three would best reflect your academic potential - your undergrad work, graduate studies or the MCAT?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"When did you decide that you wanted to be a physician? This was a bit difficult because there have been many experiences that contributed to my decision. I wanted to think of the most influential experience and that was a bit tricky. " Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read about Howard - (history, mission) asked questions to physicians that have worked with Howard alumni, and went over comments posted on SDN." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"There is a vibrant atmosphere at Howard that I have not seen elsewhere. After interacting with the staff and students, it is very easy to relax and be yourself. Everyone I met seemed so happy to be a member of the Howard family. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Nothing at all." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Cab service is not reliable. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"I was greeted in a very professional and friendly manner by the director of admissions. After completing the supplemental application, we were able to attend a freshman class. During a break from lecture, many students came to talk to us (group that was being interviewed) and answered all of our questions. It was so easy to talk to them (this is very important to me). We followed the day’s itinerary very closely; there were no delays/changes. The students that were giving the tour were energetic and informative. Their feedback about the school, curriculum, other students, and housing was helpful. My interviewer asked questions that were relevant; no strange questions ever came up. He also smiled and called me by my first name throughout the entire interview, which made me feel more at ease. Bottom line, everyone at Howard seemed to be working hard but also happy to be there – what else can you ask for?? " Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

8 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?

Train or subway

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

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

5 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/17/2006

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?

9 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

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