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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?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

10 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)?

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

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

"Why didn't you apply to any schools where your parents live?" Report Response

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

"Tell me about yourself." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What should I judge you on? Your gpa or you mcat?" Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"i actually don't think I answered the "why a doctor?" question sufficiently...but that's because i was ridiculously overzealous... also, there was that "what other schools did you apply to?" question. and my answer was all: "list of school" ...but i really want to go to howard--it truly is my number 1 choice! lol wow." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"i arrived 4 days before the interview (stayed with friends), and talked with a couple. i looked at the history, mission, and vision, and i reread my own 1o and 2o applications. " Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the warmth from the students." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"nothing specifically." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"nothing--nothing felt "out of nowhere."" Report Response

What are your general comments?

"i really really really want to go here!" 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?

Airplane

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

< $100

What airport did you use?

BWI--take the B30 to the metro!

Where did you stay?

Friends or family

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

11/17/2009

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?

10 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?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

10 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

10 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"be early! i turned in my amcas 7/31 and my secondary 9/18. i was invited for interview 10/13." Report Response

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