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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

50 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)?

"Tell me about your family." Report Response

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

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

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What were the happiest and saddest moments of your life?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"If there were one reason for us to not accept you, what would it be? (Damn, what a hard question.)" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Yale Med web site. Learn all you can about the Yale System, because it's the focal point of every interview." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Unbelievable amount of money that the university is investing in the school of medicine. YSM is in the middle of a $1 billion expansion project. The anatomy labs are the best in the country. The 75-year-old curriculum of P/F and a scholarly thesis is being mimicked by just about every other top medical school in the country now. The fact that you can easily add on a joint degree with so little red tape, or have the freedom and flexibility to enroll in any course in any school of the university free of charge is amazing. The culture and history at Yale are very, very rich. The historical library and the handsome granite dome of Sterling Hall immediately give off this impression. The students are by far the most satisfied and content I've met on the interview trail. Their residency match list is spectacular, with huge percentages of the class continuing at Harvard, UCSF, or Johns Hopkins PGY programs." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"It was BITTER cold. I mean sub-zero wind chill cold. I was a little disappointed by the fact that the tour did not really take us around the inside of Y-NH Hospital." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That the Yale System has really been around since 1931, and is not a recent creation." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Outstanding day. I will be back for Revisit Weekend in April!" 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Train or subway

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

$101-$200

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

12/08/2006

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?

7 out of 10

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

6 out of 10

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