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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?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

9 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 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)?

"What should I tell the admissions committee about you? " Report Response

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

"How do you know you want to do medicine, apart from those few clinical volunteering experiences? (tip: be assertive, and give a strong answer; don't shrug it off as a weakness)" Report Response

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

"Is there anything else that we should cover about you (at the end)?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Explain your experiences and how you decided on medicine." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is your weakness? I replied that it was time management with the good number of things I did, and then I was told, ''That is a nice politically, correct answer, but what is your real weakness?'' Also, what other schools did you apply to? Also, why didn't you stay with a student host?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read my Yale application, prepared question for Yale interviewees" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The first interviewer was the type of personality I would like to have as a doctor. The students were nice, and Director Silverman seemed approachable." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The second one was a little arrogant, but things turned out alright. Too many people for the admissions office to handle in one day; well, at least they accommodated the large number of requests by applicants to have an interview on Presidents Day; I can't blame them for that. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"You won't discover much about Yale during the interview day if there are many other applicants. So you should go to second look if admitted. " Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Crowded day at the admissions office. Didn't get to learn much of anything new about Yale. It is a great place though. " 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?

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?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Courtyard Yale New Haven

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/19/2007

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?

8 out of 10

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

8 out of 10

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