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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?

8 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

20 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)?

"So... since I haven't really had the chance to look through your file and while I'm looking through it, why don't you tell me a little about yourself?" Report Response

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

"(Specific to me) I see you have a high MCAT score, how did you study for it? " Report Response

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

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What do you do for fun? How did you learn about Howard? Do you know anyone who attends/attended Howard, not just the college of medicine? Do you know anyone who lives in Washington DC? Do you think you will be comfortable here? " Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"I'm not sure. Where do you see yourself in 10 years, maybe. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"The interviewer did not ask me anything difficult. The most "difficult" might have been "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read SDN, read "The Medical School Interview" by Jeremiah Fleenor MD, read a short medical ethics book with cases and explanations, read up on the latest health news articles in Wallstreet Journal Health and in New York Times Health. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Again, like everyone says, the students seem very close, very comfortable with each other and very friendly. The physician who interviewed me was very nice, and Ms. Walk is also very friendly and the overall environment was not intimidating. The fact that the neighborhood is not so good means the learning opportunities in the hospital should be good. " Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The neighborhood is kind of shady, but most good medical schools (for people who plan to practice in urban areas, at least), are not in good neighborhoods. Also, the construction was a bit inconvenient, but this is all being done for the betterment of the school. " Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"I wish I wouldn't have stressed out so much about the interview. I wasn't even asked an ethical question!! The interview was like a conversation, with the interviewer just genuinely interested in finding out more about me. I think interviewees should relax a little (if you're like me, at least)." 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?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

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

$401-$500

What airport did you use?

Baltimore-Washington (BWI)

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Comfort Inn in Silver Spring

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/19/2008

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?

8 out of 10

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

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"My suggestions are similar to those others have expressed: Use an online application. Also, having t" Report Response

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