Candidates who are invited to interview will receive an email from the Office of the Committee on Admissions regarding available interview dates as well as information about the day itself. All interview sessions are held in the Boston area.
The interview day for the Pathways MD is nontraditional and allows candidates the freedom to explore both the Longwood Medical Area as well as the HMS campus, though there is optional programming throughout the day. Due to the fact that many of the interviewers for Harvard Medical School are practicing physicians in the Boston area, interview times and locations are subject to change throughout the day. Interviews take place at HMS, in the Longwood Medical Area, and at other nearby hospitals and institutions in the city of Boston. Much of the day itself is open and allows candidates to explore the Harvard Medical School campus and facilities on their own. Candidates are encouraged to attend classes and lectures and to speak with current HMS students during the interview day lunch as well as the meet and greets the night before their interview.