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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?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

10 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 is your life's motto?" Report Response

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

"where to you see yourself in 15 yrs? (if you want to work with underrep pop., think about HOW to make that happen realistically, financially...)" Report Response

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

"what are you looking for in a med school? why howard? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"did you have an 'ah-ha' moment (regarding wanting to be a physician)?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"there really wasn't a diff. one. i did have to think about this one: ''what was your favorite college class?'' only because i like so many..." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"read howard web site, ate well, SDN, talked informally with people about my goals." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the family-like atmosphere. i didn't believe it when i read it on this web site, but the student laptops really are amazing. the surrounding community is vibrant, people are down to earth. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"the school clearly has a lack of adequate funding, which is really sad, but it does show in the facilities. the initial overview talk was unbelievably boring and repetetive, esp. if you read the web site before going in. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"getting there early really is important. even though i read that on this site, i did not take it seriously enough. the day is so much more relaxing if you get the interview over with and plus you can leave early instead of sitting around waiting for 2 hrs. get there at 7:30, no joke. I got there at 8:15 and there were already 7 people there. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Howard is an amazing institution. Before you go in, sit down and think long and hard about why you want to be a physician, what you have done to prepare, and what are your SPECIFIC future goals. Know these thing front and back and you will go in being able to speak from your heart and see the school with critical eyes. You are there to figure out if the school is a good fit for you. It's not strictly pass/fail, so that means you WILL be stressed out the first two years trying to get +85% to make Honors. This level of stress shows on the students there. If you think that's for you, know that it means less time spent in the community doing volunteer work or having social time. The list of student orgs at Howard is very small compared to other truly pass/fail schools. One the other hand, being in a supportive, majority POC environment takes a whole other level of stress off your shoulders. Just some things to think about..." 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?

0-1 hour

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

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

$101-$200

What airport did you use?

dca

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

03/13/2007

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

8 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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